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Lake Pichola in Udaipur

·  Summer: March-June (35°C-45°C)
·  Winter: December-February  (32°C–5°C)
·  Monsoon: July-September

Best time to visit:  September–March

Opening Time: 9:00 a.m.
Closing Time: 6:00 p.m.
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Lake Pichola is one of the most beautiful and picturesque lakes in Udaipur. It is a man made fresh water lake, which was constructed way back in 1362 AD and is 3 miles in length and 2 miles in width, making it one of the biggest lakes in Udaipur. Named after the nearby village of Picholi, this lake caters to the drinking and irrigation needs of the city.

There are four islands in this lake namely Jag Niwas, Jag Mandir, Mohan Mandir and Arsi Vilas, which is a small island that has an ammunition depot apart from a palace built by the Maharanas of Udaipur to enjoy the sunset on the lake. Mohan Mandir on the other hand is a sanctuary for a variety of birds including kingfishers, egrets, tufted ducks and coots among others.

Sunset cruises and boat rides are veritable tourist attractions of Pichola. Apart from the panoramic views of the mountains and the islands, it is great bet to enjoy some of the submerged and standing historic monuments along the lake. The main attraction of the boat ride is the spectacular sights of the island palaces that stand testimonies of the glorious past. Jagmandir Palace, built in the 17th century is one of the oldest and the most impressive palaces.

Road: Udaipur is well connected by the Golden Quadrilateral road network to Delhi and Mumbai. Local buses, tongas, taxis and auto-rickshaws are all convenient options to reach Lake Pichola.

Railway: The nearest rail head is Udaipur Railway Station, which is only 3 km. from the lake and train services connect Udaipur to all the major cities in India.

Airway: The nearest airport of Dabok Airport is only 25 km. from the lake and there are flight services to major cities like Delhi and Mumbai.