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Lake Pichola

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Address: Pichola | Rameshwar Ghat - City Palace Complex, Udaipur 313001, India
Phone Number: 02942424186
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Pichola Lake is one of the most beautiful and picturesque lakes of...

Pichola Lake is one of the most beautiful and picturesque lakes of Rajasthan, India. Located in the heart of the city, Pichola Lake is the oldest and one of the largest lakes of Udaipur. Pichola Lake is enveloped by lofty Palaces, temples, bathing ghats and elevated hills on all its sides. In the southern part of this lake, there is a hill that is known as Machhala Magra and one can see glimpse of Eklinggarh Fort from here. The City Palace of Udaipur broadens along the eastern banks of this lake. Built by Jagat Singh, Mohan Mandir is situated in the north-east corner of Lake Pichola. Lake Pichola comprises several islands that accompany the calm waters of the lake. The world-renowned Lake Palace is perfectly located on the Jag Island of this tranquil lake. Even the Jag Mandir, another destination of tourists, is located on an island of this lake. Above all, a trip to Pichola Lake would be incomplete with a boat ride. The pristine blue waters of the lake leave a soothing impact on the spectator. At the time sun-set, a boat ride in this lake is sufficient to enthrall anyone.

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OK, lots of tourists including you and me, but Lake Pichola, the centrepiece of Udaipur, with its mirage palaces, is unforgettably romantic. In a Venetian old glory way. Difficult... read more

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OK, lots of tourists including you and me, but Lake Pichola, the centrepiece of Udaipur, with its mirage palaces, is unforgettably romantic. In a Venetian old glory way. Difficult to describe except for cliches. Just come here and you'll feel the dream. However creaky Roger Moore, the plot and script of Octopussy, we are living film location here - though... More 

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Just love the elephant sculptures around the "Isla" , good ambiente to enjoy the view while having a beer!!! White arquitectura contrasts with water in a refreshing way!! Nice boat trip!!! Thanks!!!

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Pichola lake is surrounded by many hotels and restros, one of the famous tourist attraction, market is by walk, you can enjoy lake by taking a boat ride or just standing in bridge, or with beer and candle light dinner in side restro, full of foreighn crowd.

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An artificial fresh water lake, created in the year 1362 AD, named after the nearby Picholi village. The lakes around Udaipur were primarily created by building dams to meet the drinking water and irrigation needs of the city and its neighborhood. Two islands, Jag Niwas and Jag Mandir are located within Pichola Lake, and have been developed with several palaces... More 

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This was Excellent boat ride which we enjoined. But fees for the boat ride is Bit higher then what i expected. Boat Ride Fees : 150 for Normal Ride and 250 per-head for Good boat ride with 4 members at a time

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Pichola has a distinct aura - it makes you happy on the inside and puts a warm smile on your face. Don't miss the boat ride to the jag mandir island. The island is spectacular and has a restaurant and a bar, both of which offer stunning views of the lake and Udaipur city. The ticket for the boat ride... More 

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Lake Pichola is an artificial fresh water lake located close to City Palace. It's a very beautiful lake. The lake, the distant hills, the islands in the lake, the clear blue sky together create a beautiful scenery. The lake has boating facilities. Taking a boat ride here is an awesome experience.

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Lake Pichola is a total Paradise-on-earth. Beautiful weather, a great boat ride, which is not too expensive on the pocket. The boat offers a life jacket too it is an awesome ride. Never miss this, especially during sunset. It is Spectacular!

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If you are in Udaipur, then a boat trip is a must. We were accompanied by our guide and had a little boat to ourselves. It is a wonderful place to watch the setting sun - very peaceful. It's just a shame that one has to wear a life-jacket - does rather spoil the effect! However, we did remove ours... More 

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Pichola should be on your top list once you are in Udaipur.Boat ride in Pichola from City Palace to Jagmandir will make your journey memorable for lifetime though I feel concerned authorities should think about its cleanliness.

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