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Udaipur, India
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Reviewed April 11, 2013

Interesting to see all the activity around the lake with the people bathing, washing cloths, clearing out the green foliage. Boat trip to other side of lake and viewing other palaces and hotels.

10  Thank DebbyWVictoria
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Reviewed April 16, 2013

During out trip to Udiapur, we spent a lot of time around Lake Pichola. An enjoyable activity we tried was the public boat ride that is available at the Rameshwar Ghat in the City Palace Gardens (200 Rupee - Adult and 100 Rupee Children -...More

20  Thank BradJill
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Reviewed December 27, 2011

The air in Udaipur is pretty gross, but if you can handle it, or if you have a gas mask, a boat ride on the lake is really nice.

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Reviewed December 27, 2011

After the tour of the city palace,do the boating on Pichola.You see the Lake Palace Hotel from a distance and are taken to the famous Jagmandir Island.You can spend some time here,it is gorgeous here.The lake is clean,huge but may dry in the harsh summer,most...More

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Reviewed December 26, 2011

After a good monsoon the lake was full. There were lovely reflections and it lived up to its claim of being the Venice of the East. We loved the sunset boat ride.

Thank GraemeW1
Reviewed December 24, 2011

Don't miss the boat ride...better before 3pm, it's cheaper.

Thank Diane C
Reviewed December 23, 2011

The boats from Lal Ghat are supposed to start at 9h00, but there was no one on duty, so we set off just before 10h00. It would have been better in the early morning, when it is cooler and the light is less harsh (for...More

Thank TAJMumbai
Reviewed December 19, 2011

Ok so here's the thing - you can't get on to the Lake Palace island any more - it's become exclusive to staying guests only (you can't just go there for lunch any more). So instead, take a 1 hour cruise from the City Palace...More

Thank Tim B
Reviewed December 18, 2011

We took a cruise on Lake Pichola after seeing the City Palace of Udaipur. The City Palace is on the shores of Lake Pichola and the boat cruise put into perspective how big the City Palace is. It was very pleasant cruising around the lake...More

Thank fun2travelCanberra
Reviewed December 18, 2011

Nice views back to the City Palace but that's about it.

Thank PaulinVence
Reviewed December 17, 2011

You need to do a boat ride on this lake to get to Jagmandir Palace but also youget to see the daily like on the banks. people doing their washing, swimming etc. Nice and relaxing

Thank Flybuys
Reviewed December 12, 2011

I was lucky enough to see the lake from all angles, having been driven all around it by car. I also went up to the monsoon palace for a stunning view of Udaipur, but by far the best view was on a flight from Mumbai...More

1  Thank Toby66000
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Response from vinceo7950 | Reviewed this property |
A footnote on the lake. We took our ride late afternoon just before sundown and it was lovely
September 24, 2018|
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Response from Saloni W | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I am unable to help with this question either. Didn’t stay in budget hotel and hired a guide and car. Hope you get some responses here, Be sure to ask on the udaipur forum.
August 8, 2018|
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Response from dracoomar | Reviewed this property |
Hire taxi for full day will cost you Rs.1400/- in 5-6 hrs you can visit all the local famous spots of Udaipur ,next day again hire taxi that will cover 3 places out of Udaipur.Keep in mind that on first day reach city palace... More