Here you will get list of famous lakes in Udaipur.
The well renowned Lake City: Udaipur has numerous Lake Gems sparkling in its crown; the crown is bejeweled with a cape of Aravali range of mountains that raises the scenic beauty of the city. Each and every lake has a lot to offer the tourists, there is no boredom involved in glancing various lakes as the ambience of each lake differs. All the lakes are connected to each other, hence if you gaze the city map, you’ll find a lake nearby each and every area.
Lakes in Udaipur
Fateh Sagar is the most loved lake of Udaipur, which was built in 1680s by Maharana Jai Singh. Mostly the Udaipur’s youth hangs out at FS; also families are seen treating themselves near the Lake. Fateh Sagar Lake can be explored from Moti Magri, Fateh Sagar Pal (Walkway), Fateh Sagar Road, Rani Road and Nehru Garden. One can also enjoy motor-boat ride, water scooter ride, and jetty ride in the Lake. Also one can explore the island garden amidst Fateh Sagar Lake named Nehru Garden.
Lake Picchola is one of the oldest lakes of Udaipur that was created by a grain merchant in the 1362 (14th century); Pichola Lake can be gazed from the main Pichola Pal, Gangaur Ghat, Ambrai Ghat, City Palace and mostly from all the areas in the Old City. One can take a boat ride across the lake and explore the various heritage Palaces located in the water of the Lake. Also there are various roof top restaurants located on the banks of the Lake that tempt tourists from all around the world to experience the magical allure of the Lake City.
Also known as Jiyan Sagar, which is located 12kms away from the Udaipur City. It was built in 1652 by Maharana Raj Singh to control the drought issues; he named the lake after his mother’s name Jana Devi. We suggest you to must visit Badi Lake, it may be a bit far from the main city, but the untouched beauty must be explored. Many tourists have recommended Badi Lake to be the most beautiful lake of Udaipur. Badi Lake can be viewed from the main Badi ki Paal, and nearby locations that take you near the Lake water. Also Solar Shikara boat ride is available in the Badi Lake. Hire a cab or rent bikes to reach the Lake.
Dudh Talai Lake is situated adjacent to the Lake Pichola, There are various stories that justify the creation of this lake; according to some people it is believed that one of the kings used to take milk bath in this lake, and he used to ask the locals to empty a bucket of milk each day in the lake, it is said that after some time the locals started mixing water with milk and after some time started spilling water instead of milk in the lake, that left the Doodh Talai Lake with water. Isn’t it a fascinating story? This small lake also offers boating rather self-paddled boats to ride across the lake at a nominal charge.
The Rajsamand Lake is around 66kms away from Udaipur City, it was built in the 17th century on the orders of Maharana Raj Singh, to prevent the drought situation of the nearby farmers. The main agenda was to build a dam on the Rajsamand Lake; one can reach the Rajsamand Lake by hiring a cab or taking a local bus till Rajsamand district. The Rajsamand Ghat is installed with various cenotaphs, kiosks and stairs that are worth adoring, also there are 9 pavilions from where the beauty of the lake can be gazed. There are also some marble slabs available near the lake that sings history carved upon them in Sanskrit that can be read for some fascinating tales.
Jaisamand Lake also known as Dhebar Lake is the second largest artificial lake stretched on a land with 48kms circumference, 14kms breadth and 102ft. depth. The Lake is just 48kms away from Udaipur City; one can hire a cab to access the location or use public transport. The Jaisamand Lake was by Maharana Jai Singh in the 17th century for the need of water cultivation. The Lake owns a pavilion of 12 pillars, a summer Palace, a huge dam with a Shiva Temple on it and marble cenotaphs. One can enjoy boat rides, or visit the nearby sanctuary, stay in the nearby luxurious resorts and enjoy the Lake retreat.
The construction of Udai Sagar Lake was started in 1559 by Maharana Udai Singh, to fulfill the water needs of Mewar Kingdom. This Lake holds a historical significance as Maharana Pratap was invited by Kunwar Man Singh to talk about surrendering to Mughal Emperor Akhbar, on the banks of this Lake. Maharana Pratap declined his proposal and that decision resulted in the epic battle of Haldighati which was won by Mughal dynasty, but later Maharaja Raj Singh the successor of Maharana Pratap defeated Aurangzeb the successor of Akhbar near this lake. The Lake shore is extremely calm and peaceful and can be used visited for outing with family and friends.
This lake is situated in the residential area of Udaipur; hence it ain’t well celebrated by the locals. The lake is used to fulfill water needs in the nearby areas and doesn’t actually own a proper walkway on the lake shore. Whereas this Lake can be cherished well as it’s less crowded and more serene.
Located on the outskirts of Udaipur, this place earns less tourist and locals. But Goverdhan Sagar Lake is equipped with a proper Walkway along with and adjoining Garden with ample of seating area. The people residing in the nearby colonies cherish the un-crowded lake; the Walkway is filled with families and groups in the evening. Also many fitness freaks are seen jogging and walking on the Lake Walkway. One can simply enjoy the sunset and sunrise of this Serene Lake with the wild wind enhancing the ambience.
Swaroop Sagar also known as the Kumharia Talab is another artificial lake built by Maharana Swaroop Singh in 1842. The Swaroop Sagar Lake is connected to Lake Pichola and Fateh Sagar Lake. The main purpose of building this artificial lake was to prevent the city from flood situations. The Lake becomes a visual treat when the dam constructed on it overflows.
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