Why Udaipur is called City of Lakes?

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This article will clear your doubts about why Udaipur is called city of lakes.

One can never mention the grandeur of Udaipur by not mentioning the mesmerizing lakes the city comprises of. The locals of Udaipur surely are well versed with all the reasons that crown Udaipur City with a title of ‘City of Lakes’ or ‘Lake City’; for the travellers this blog will specify each reason that will justify all the Lake City tags attached to Udaipur City’s name.

Why Udaipur is called City of Lakes?

Pichola Lake Udaipur - The Serene Gaze

Reasons:

  • There are around 10 lakes in the boundaries of Udaipur City that are interconnected to each other. Following are the Lakes in Udaipur:
    • Fateh Sagar Lake
    • Pichola Lake
    • Badi Lake
    • Dudh Talai Lake
    • Rajsamand Lake
    • Jaisamand Lake
    • Udai Sagar Lake
    • Roop Sagar Lake
    • Goverdhan Sagar Lake
    • Swaroop Sagar Lake
  • Most of the lakes listed above are natural lakes, whereas Jaisamand Lake is the second largest artificial lake in the world.
  • ‘While exploring Udaipur, you’re never too away from a lake.’ Yes, you absolutely read it right; if you’re a Lake person and cherish taking long walks near lakes, Udaipur is the appropriate destination for you.
  • Each lake has been provided with its own unique trait, for instance:
    • Pichola Lake comprises of long boat rides to the Taj Lake Palace, Jagmandir Island Resort, Oberoi Udaivilas, and The Leela.
    • Fateh Sagar Lake is blessed with a beautiful walkway on its lakeshore, various food stalls creating a food paradise for foodies, and of course the mesmerizing Rani Road. Here’s a little tip for you: do not miss a long drive on the Rani Road, it provides a brief view of the lake.
    • Goverdhan Sagar contains a lakeside boat-shaped museum named Panna Dhai Museum.
    • Badi Lake being blessed with the Aravalli range of mountains that gives you the liberty to trek on top of a mountain for a bird-eye view.
    • Swaroop Sagar contains the Dams, that prevent flood situation in the city and also acts as a visual treat while overflowing.
  • Each lake bears a rich history:
    • The Udai Sagar Lake was built by Maharana Udai Singh in 1559; this is the lake where the successor of the Rajput hero Maharana Pratap named Maharaja Raj Singh defeated the successor of the Mughal Emperor Akhbar.
    • The Pichola Lake and the tale of the renowned rope walker is quite a tale to explore.
  • Each lake acts as much loved hangout spots for the Udaipurites. The locals of Udaipur, instead of chilling in cafes, prefer spending their time near the lakes along with their friends and family.

Fateh Sagar Lake Walkway

Can you think of any other reason for why Udaipur is referred as the ‘City of Lakes’?

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