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About Lake Pichola

Although the name means 'the backyard' since Lake Pichola sits to the back of the City Palace, it is a centre of imagination in Udaipur. Palaces hug the contours of this lake whereas the shadow of Aravalli hills appears crystal clear in its blue waters. Havelis, hotels and houses find substance in this attraction. It is 4 Km long and 3 Km wide but remains shallow and even dries up during droughts. During such a time, camels and buffaloes are seen grazing on its bed sinking many hearts. However when the lake is full, you see people bathing, swimming and taking boat rides in it. The boat ride begins at Rameshwaram Ghat and makes a halt at Jagmandir Island. Here, you can absorb the exceptional beauty exuded by the expanding architecture of the city. It is better that you carry your picnic basket as the eatables are expensive on the Island.

Historical Context: Founded in 1362 A.D, Lake Pichola was the brainchild of a gypsy Banjara tribesman. He used to transport grains to the region during the rule of Maharana Lakha. Later, Uday Singh built City Palace by the lake as its beauty bowled him over.

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  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Facilities Food Stalls
  • Recommended Hours Min. 1.5 hours
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Couple, Family
  • Allowed Footwear, Camera, Video

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