True to its names, the city of Lakes-Udaipur, with its blue waters and scenic views, has many lakes that fascinate the tourist. Lake Pichola, founded in 1362, is one such artificial lake in the middle of Udaipur.
Lake Pichola is one of Udaipur’s best-known tourist attractions and is named after Pichola, the nearby village. Lake Pichola provides something for all, surrounded by islands, palaces, temples, castle, Ghats, and restaurants. The breathtaking view from the lake of sunrise and sunset is something that anyone visiting the lake will not skip.
The Pichola Lake has four major islands, Jag Niwas, Jag Mandir, Mohan Mandir, and Arsi Vilas, and is 3 miles in length, 2 miles in width, and a depth of 30 feet.
In Lake Palace, there is now a heritage hotel for Jag Niwas while the famous Lake Garden Palace is home to Jag Mandir. The King used to watch the festival in Gangaur held annually from Mohan Mandir.
Arsi Vilas once has a weapons warehouse designed by a Udaipur Maharanas to relax when you have sunset over the lake. The Palais is beautiful and is small. A sanctuary is also established with several species including tufted ducks, cormorants, coots, egrets, terns, royal fishermen, etc.