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Address: Pichola, Udaipur 313001, India
Phone Number: +91-9351324541
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Description: Pichola Lake is one of the most beautiful and picturesque lakes of...
Pichola Lake is one of the most beautiful and picturesque lakes of Rajasthan, India. Located in the heart of the city, Pichola Lake is the oldest and one of the largest lakes of Udaipur. Pichola Lake is enveloped by lofty Palaces, temples, bathing ghats and elevated hills on all its sides. In the southern part of this lake, there is a hill that is known as Machhala Magra and one can see glimpse of Eklinggarh Fort from here. The City Palace of Udaipur broadens along the eastern banks of this lake. Built by Jagat Singh, Mohan Mandir is situated in the north-east corner of Lake Pichola. Lake Pichola comprises several islands that accompany the calm waters of the lake. The world-renowned Lake Palace is perfectly located on the Jag Island of this tranquil lake. Even the Jag Mandir, another destination of tourists, is located on an island of this lake. Above all, a trip to Pichola Lake would be incomplete with a boat ride. The pristine blue waters of the lake leave a soothing impact on the spectator. At the time sun-set, a boat ride in this lake is sufficient to enthrall anyone.
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Nice place to enjoy a quiet yet romantic evening

The view is great, live music at a local restaurant added to the charm, palaces looked great with the lighting.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The view is great, live music at a local restaurant added to the charm, palaces looked great with the lighting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Its a beautiful sight-filled lake, as you ferry around in the boat. You can get get an option of taking a personal boat for 4 or a shared bigger ferry for 40-50 people. The ride around the lake will make you see some of the most scenic buildings of Udaipur.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I loved seeing the architecture from the lake. I disliked a loud American tourist on the boat who thoughtlessly destroyed much of the jaunt's peace.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

i visited it on 18th may there, its ride costing 650 rs after 3pm wich included jagmandir also..they give 1 hour there..there were so many bets(changadhar) there. the best time to visit is 5pm because of sunset view was wonderful....

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The lake has become increasingly polluted and garbage can be found all along the banks. Tours to the island palace were discontinued several years ago.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Heart of Udaipur, Pichola is where all the action is. A ride in the evening is a feeling parallel to none, I can not think of a more romantic thing to do in udaipur in the evening which will bowl your companion...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The water body is very high with energy. The lake houses the Jag Mandir, the house of the ex-Maharaja of Udaipur. The Mewar family, coming down from Bappa Rawal. One of the famous lineage member was Rana Pratap. The other structure within the lake is Lake Palace, which is presently run by Tata group.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

visited Udaipur in April 15. First place I went to was Lake Pichola. Though area of Ghats was unkept and littered with cow dung but that does not take anything away from the majestic lake. The view of palace and the Arni mata mandir add to the spectacle.Do take the big boat ride. You can take a hotel on the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

as per cost is govt.boat ride is worth it.20 minutes boat ride around the lake is perfact and enough.and if you like to enjoy the view of city palace and old city pls.do on the sun set time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Lake Pichola is a brilliant place. Most of my stay in Udaipur was spent sitting by the lake or boating in the lake. Jagmandir Palace is one beauty in the middle of the lake, so must visit. And also, the ghats, temples and chatris around are very pleasant place. There are restaurants which has an open seating by the lake... More 

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