Udaipur better known as the City of Lakes is home to the breathtaking Lake Pichola which is also considered the queen of Lakes because of its endless beauty along with mesmerizing views. It is an artificial Lake built in 1362 AD which has now become the most popular tourist spot of Udaipur. The Lake is surrounded by islands, temples, palaces that make this place even more captivating to the visitors. Jag Mandir, Jag Niwas, Arsi Vilas, and Mohan Mandir are the four islands of Lake Pichola that are worth visiting and will make your trip memorable and interesting. Whenever you visit Lake Pichola, do not miss to experience and capture the magical sunsets and sunrises. The beauty of the Lake at that time is unmatchable and will leave you spellbound. A day at Lake Pichola with your loved ones is a must when you are enjoying your holiday in Udaipur. There are many reasons to explore this Lake and have unforgettable experiences. Read to find out more about all the incredible things one can do at Lake Pichola.
Main attractions of Lake Pichola:
Boat ride – A boat ride especially at Sunset is a great way to appreciate the beauty of Udaipur and spend quality time with your family. The mountains, mansions, and islands provide a magical backdrop to click stunning pictures. The changing colors of water from blue in the morning to golden in the evening are a sight to behold. And when the lights of Palaces reflect on the water at night, trust me the view becomes 100 times better. I have taken a boat ride in both the evening and the morning. For me, the morning boat ride was a refreshing experience.
Vintage Walking Tour – For a history buff who would love to get full knowledge of historical places such as Bagore ki Haveli, City Place, and Ganguar Ghat, then a vintage walking tour should be on their list to do. A guided tour is available where the guide will explain to you briefly about all the main landmarks and their historical significance. It is quite an interesting option to explore these places.
Jag Mandir- Jag Mandir is a Lake garden palace which is becoming a perfect spot for wedding functions or movie shootings. Jag Mandir can be a great place for someone who wishes to spend alone time in a quiet place while enjoying wonderful views of the lake. Or if you are visiting with your better half, then a dinner date at the lakeside restaurant will make your evening more special.
Arsi Vilas and Mohan Mandir – Mohan Mandir is a beautiful temple to visit and seek blessings from god. This temple was also used to watch the Gangaur festival. Arsi Vilas is another impressive place where you can have fun and do birdwatching in the bird sanctuary.
Enjoy good food at Lakeside restaurants and cafes – Whether you are traveling alone, with your family or your partner, try delicious food and new dishes at the fancy restaurants and cafes while admiring the scenic views of the lake. Rooftop dining is a must for chilling and relaxing and for clicking good pictures for Instagram or Facebook.
Many gorgeous mansions and palaces are also there that add on to the charm and beauty of Lake Pichola. For a shopping lover and a photographer enthusiast, Lake Pichola is your dream location. So, plan your next trip to Udaipur and enjoy its breathtaking beauty.