Lake Pichola, Udaipur
About Lake Pichola, Udaipur
Lake Pichola, Udaipur - Address
Address: Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 24-hrs Details
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Whether it is Lake Pichola’s natural beauty that has inspired the splendidness of the palaces surroundings or if it is the palaces that enhance it is a question worth pondering about. Well, either way it doesn’t change the fact that this whole place is simply stunning. Created in 1362 AD, Lake Pichola is a fresh river water lake which was named after the nearby Picholi village. Pichola lake is infact one of the reasons why Udaipur is known as the city of lakes adorning India. Take a boat ride on it and you will actually traverse through the vignettes that dot the bewitching landscape of Udaipur. Pichola Lake’s stunning beauty infact tempted Rudyard Kipling to mention it in his Letters of Marque (1899), "If the Venetian owned the Pichola Lake, he might say with justice, "see it and die".
The lake is a real treat due to the amazing buildings that dot its bank. The four islands within the lake house heritage hotels and temples. The City Palace, the Jag Niwas (which has been turned into a Hotel) and the Gangaur Festival which is celebrated on its banks is just one of the many things that make tourists flock towards this serene spot.
Constructed and Used to aid irrigation for the surrounding areas, the lake had recently become dangerously polluted but great effort has been taken to restore it to its old self. A boat ride across the lake as you admire the many relics of an era gone by is sure to please any tourist.
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Lake Pichola Information
- Boat rides are available but prices may vary.
Lake Pichola Ticket Prices
- No entry fee is required to visit the lake.
Lake Pichola Opening and Closing Hours
- You can visit the lake any time of the day.
How To reach Lake Pichola by Public Transport
- By local bus, tonga, auto-rickshaw or taxi from the city.
Restaurants Near Lake Pichola
- Bagore Shahi
- Lake View
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Excellent hotel, right next to the lake and their rooftop restaurant is amazing! Had dinner there on a full moon night- best night ever. Staff is super friendly and greeted us with garlands and juice when we checked in. The hotel itself is an amazing sight. I would recommend this place to every visitor to Udaipur.
It's a beautiful hotel with perfect location. Staff is friendly.got balcony room with a lake view , was awesome. Highly recommend.
Perfect location if you want to stay in a lake facing hotel on lake pichola. We had taken lake view room and the view was mesmerizing. Rooms are average with Rajasthani feel. Rooftop restaurant is very nice and it's beauty increases at night when City palace is lit. Breakfast was superb. Service really good. The only problem is the route to reach hotel. It's a quite narrow Lane. Only one car can pass. Overall had a very good experience.
Great hotel, with a picturesque waterfront and a beautiful courtyard. I would rate it 4* for the romantic ambience and the courteous staff! However, the food (at Upre 1559 AD) fails to live up to the expectations. I would rate it 3.5*
Wonderful place on the banks of Lake Pichola. The approach road is a tight squeeze. But the facilities and service are superb
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