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Udaipur, City of lakes
Written by Buvaneshwari Gopinath on May 27, 2020 Share on

Take a boat ride in Lake Pichola, the Venice of India

Udaipur is the land of romance in India. Located in Northern India in the state of Rajasthan, is the crowning jewel of India. With shimmering lakes all over the city, no wonder the city is called the City of Lakes and sometimes as “Venice of India”. Founded in the year 1559, by Maharaja Udai Singh II, the city served as capital to the Mughal Kingdom. Surrounded by misty forests and hills, in the Aravalli range, the sunrises and sunsets are magical there when viewed from the lakes. One such lake is Lake Pichola and it is one of the best lakes in Rajasthan.

Night view of Lake palace, Pichola
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Lake Pichola is located right in the heart of the city of Udaipur. It is one of the oldest existing lakes. The lake got its name from a nearby village called Picholi. Surrounded by mountains, palaces, temples and ghats, the place offers a gorgeous sunset as the land turns into golden colour. Read on to know more about the amazing things that you can do on your time at Lake Pichola.

Things to do at Lake Pichola

1. Boating in Lake Pichola

A trip to lake Pichola is complete only after the boat ride. You can either go on a ride during the day or take a seat in the boat during the sunset and take a look at the horizon just over the city for a wonderful view.

Entry Fee
  • Boat Ride – Rs. 400 per person
  • Boat Cruise (Private) – Rs. 1500 per person

2. Visit Jag Mandir

A palace built for recreation during the reigns of Maharaja Amar Singh for recreational purposes to the royal family. The entire palace is carved with beautiful designs out of marble. The architecture of the palace was drawn inspiration from the great Taj Mahal. Now, the place is owned by the Taj Group of Hotels. And, anyone can book a place to spend a day or two.

3. Vintage Walking Tour

Love History? You can rent a private guide to give you a tour around the lake and get to know about the City Palace, Bagore Ki Haveli, and Gangaur Ghat and the rich history behind it. It is also a perfect place to stroll through and have an amazing time with your loved ones.

4. Lakeside cafes and restaurants

Sip your afternoon tea or take a bite of your lunch from one of the rooftop cafes near the lake. The place is perfect to get some Instagram worthy pictures and have a fancy dining experience.

Tips for visiting Lake Pichola

  • Wear comfortable cotton clothes.
  • Take hats and sunglasses along
  • Carry water bottles to keep yourself dehydrated.

How to get to Lake Pichola?

Udaipur can be reached through any mode of transportation. You can take flights or train or even drive a car. From Udaipur, you can take tongas, rickshaws to reach the lake which located right in the heart of the city.

Udaipur can get pretty hot during the summer. Best time to visit Rajasthan would be mid-July when the weather turns pleasant. Travel to Udaipur with Pickyourtrail and turn your trip into photogenic expedition by clicking pictures at a magnificent destination in incredible India. Reach out to us to get yourself a wonderful itinerary for your vacation to Rajasthan, the beautiful state.

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