Lake PicholaCurrently Open
- Address: Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001, India
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Water Body, View Point, Family And Kids, Lake, Boating
Lake Pichola - Review
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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Things to Know Before Visiting Lake Pichola
95% of people who visit Udaipur include Lake Pichola in their plan
2 PM - 3 PM
58.12% of people start their Lake Pichola visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Lake Pichola
58.54% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Lake Pichola
Lake Pichola Map
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Lake Pichola, Udaipur Reviews
Superb location, great food, incredible roof top restauran, very friendly staff and exquisitely made rooms. I'm a regular visitor to Udaipur (it's a heavenly place after all) but out of all the hotels I've stayed in(including the mainstream ones like the Leela) I prefer staying here. It's worth the buck. The deluxe rooms are really aesthetically pleasing but if you can afford it do try staying in the supreme Suites. It's UNBELIEVABLY amazing. Both the managers deserve an applaud.
At Lake Pichola Hotel your comfort is our top priority and you are treated with excellent customer service and hospitality. Our clean, spacious rooms are nicely decorated and appointed to meet your needs. Our beautiful restaurant offers fine international cuisines and authentic flavors of Rajasthan. You can enjoy your meal gazing across Udaipur's historic skyline. Reserve your exclusive palace hotel experience at Lake Pichola Hotel today and indulge yourself in the luxury of our beautiful lake view hotel.
Really recommend lake facing rooms with their own balcony. Pool being refurbed which was a little disappointing would have liked to know this before we arrived. Very pleasant stay.
Unparalleled view. Feels like you are in Venice. Very good food. The roof top restaurant is mind blowing.
One of the most quaint and cozy location right on lake pichola has the most scenic views of the city's landmarks