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Lake Pichola, Udaipur

Lake Pichola, UdaipurLake Pichola is a beautiful lake of Rajasthan in India. The oldest creation and one of the largest lakes in Udaipur, the Lake Pichola is located in the heart of the Udaipur City. The lake was constructed in the year 1362 by Pichhu Banjara. All the tourists are attracted towards this picturesque lake which looks even more impressive with its scenic backdrop.

Not only the lush green hills surround the Lake Pichola but several temples, elevated hills, bathing ghats and palaces too envelope the lake on all sides. To the south of the lake lies a hill called Machhala Magra. From the top of this hill, one can capture a glimpse of the Eklinggarh Fort. The renowned City Palace in Udaipur extends up to the eastern banks of Pichola Lake. Yet another attraction that lies in the north-east direction of the lake is Mohan Mandir.

Pichola Lake comprises of numerous islands. Jag Island is one such island of this tranquil river. On top of the Jag Island stands proudly the world famous Lake Palace. Another popular tourist destination, the Jag Mandir is also situated over an island of the Lake Pichola.

One of the major attractions at Lake Pichola is a boat ride. If you do not experience a boat cruise, your trip to Lake Pichola will remain incomplete. A boat ride in the emerald blue waters of the lake leaves an enthralling impact on the tourist. Sun-set is the best time of the day to go for a boat ride.

It can undoubtedly be said for Lake Pichola that one would fall in love with this beauty as soon as one sees it. 'See it and die' is an apt phrase that the well-known author Rudyard Kipling had written in praise of the lake. While you are on your trip to Udaipur, do not forget to miss the sight of the enchanting beauty of Lake Pichola.


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