Lake Pichola is an artificial lake located in the Udaipur city center of the state of Rajasthan. Pichola Lake is one of the largest and oldest lakes in the Udaipur city. Pichola Lake attracts millions of tourists visiting here due to its peace and beauty. Surrounded by lofty hills, heritage buildings and bathing ghats, this place is a haven for peace and nature lovers. If going for a walk, then the trip to this lake is incomplete without a boat ride here. Boating here during the evening can prove to be very special because at this time it seems as if the whole place is immersed in golden color.
A breathtaking view here will take you to a different world and make you romantic. Apart from your family, you can also travel with your friends in this beautiful place.
History of lake Pichola
Pichola Lake was built in 1362 AD by Picchu Banjara during the reign of Maharana Lakha, which is 3 miles in length, width 2 miles, and depth 30 feet. Later, being fascinated by the attraction of this lake, Maharana Udai Singh enlarged this lake and also built a dam on its banks.
The word Pichola means ‘backyard’ and the lake was named after a nearby village ‘Picholi’. Maharana Udai Singh was fascinated by the beauty of this lake, so he built the city of Udaipur on the banks of Lake Pichola. The surroundings of the lake include palaces, marble temples, Havelis, platforms or bathing ghats that were built many centuries ago. Some of the famous palaces near this lake are Jag Niwas, Mohan Mandir, and Jag Mandir Mahal.
Lake Pichola In Udaipur
Jag Niwas has now been converted into a heritage hotel, which is situated on the Jagadweep. The Mohan Temple is located to the north-east of the lake, which was built between 1628 and 1652 by Jagat Singh. There is also an Arshevilleas island which was built by the Maharaja of Udaipur to enjoy the sunset. The lake also has a sanctuary for birds.
Boating in lake Pichola
If you are coming to roam Pichola Lake than that your journey will be incomplete without taking a boat ride in the clear waters of Pichola Lake. A boat ride in the water here can give you a memorable experience.
You have to pay a fee for the boat ride, whose ticket you can get from the City Palace. A boat ride ticket price is Rs 400-600 for adults and Rs 200 for children. The boat here has about eight seats and is covered with an umbrella. The boat ride starts from Rameshwar Ghat and takes you first to the Lake Palace Hotel. Then it continues to Jagmandir where you can stop for some time and see the beautiful scenery here. The view of the sunset during the boat ride is very captivating.
Lake Pichola Timing
Best Time To Visit Lake Pichola
The monsoon season starts from the month of lit and lasts till September. In this season you can enjoy the magnificent views of Lake Pichola. The temperature of Udaipur is between 25 and 35 degrees Celsius during the monsoon season so this time is an ideal time to visit the lake. The best time to visit