Lake Pichola

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    Location: Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001

    Estimated Visiting Time: 1 to 2 hours

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    Situated in the city of Udaipur, under the state of Rajasthan, India, Lake Pichola is an artificial freshwater lake. It was created in the year of1362 AD under the patronage of Maharana Lakha and named after the nearby village called Pichola.

    It is one of the most visited places in the city. The atmosphere of this place is amazing you will feel relaxed. The charming scenario of the place makes it more attractive to travelers.


    Lake Pichola is a peaceful and beautiful place. The surrounding scenario of the places is so mesmerizing. The famous City Palace is located near the lake which is another tourist attraction. You can also find a bird sanctuary in the surrounding of the lake. You can have a nice walk around the lake which will make you feel relaxed. The sunrise and sunset view from this lake is excellent. Furthermore, you can click on wonderful pictures here.


    Beautiful View of Lake Pichola with Jag Mandir.

    The mesmerizing lake was built in 1362 AD. It increases the charm and beauty of the city. It is one of the most popular sightseeing places in the city. 

    The construction of the lake was started by Banjara transmen, Pichhu Banjara who used to transport grain under the reign of Maharaja Lakha.

    The lake attracted Maharana Udai Sing so much that he established the city of Udaipur on the bank of this wonderful lake. He also established a dam on the shore of the lake. 

    Over a while, several islands, palaces, mansions, temples, and bath ghats were added to the lake, which makes it more attractive to tourists. 

    The lake palace is on the right in the middle of the lake, which was constructed on Jag island. Mohan. Mandir, built by Jagar Singh is one of the most attractive attractions of the surrounding lake. It was built between 1628-1652.

    The famous City Palace, Udaipur lies on the shore of the lake from where boats ply to another part of the lake from Bansi Ghat. Situated on the western part of lake Arsi Vilas which is a bird sanctuary and Sitamata Game Sanctuary is another attraction of this place. 

    Various arch bridges were added to beautify the lake. Those are built at places where the lake narrows so that the water can reach the bank.

    Inside/Outside Views

    Beautiful view of City Palace & Lake Pichola.

    This is one of the several contiguous lakes developed over the last few centuries in the city of Udaipur. The lakes were created by building dams to meet the drinking water for the needs of the city and its neighborhood. Kag Niwas and Jag Mandir

    Are two islands located within Lake Pichola, which have been developed with some palaces to provide views of the lake. 

    The length of the lake is 3 miles, 2 miles in width, and has a depth of 30 feet.

    The lake mesmerizes the visitors’ withs its blue water and the surrounding beauty. The sunrise and sunset view from this place cannot be missed. It is flanked by islands, palaces, temples, mansions, ghats, and restaurants which makes it a worth visiting place.

    Opening Hours

    • Monday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
    • Tuesday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
    • Wednesday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
    • Thursday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
    • Friday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
    • Saturday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
    • Sunday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

    Entry & Others Fees

    No entry fee is needed to visit the beautiful Pichola lake.

    Ride fee and timings:

    • The timings of Boat Rides are from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

    Boat Ride:

    •  400 for Adults (per person)
    •  200 for Children (per person)

    Sunset Boat Ride:

    •  700 for Adults (per person)
    •  400 for Children (per person)

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    How to Reach

    By air: The closest airport to Pichola lake is the Maharana Pratap Airport. Which is 36.9 km away from it. It is well connected with the other major cities of India. You can find local transport at the airport that can take you to the lake.

    By train: You can easily reach Udaipur by train. The closest railway station to Pichola lake is the Udaipur railway station. It is located at a distance of 2.8 km away from the lake. It is also well connected with the other main cities of the country.

    By Road: You can find local transport at the airport that can take you to the lake.

    Tips for Travellers

    Carry your camera with you. Carry a photo ID and and water bottle with you. If you go at the time of sunrise or sunset you can witness a unforgettable view of the sun from this place.


    Que-01: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: Yes, it is a safe place for tourists. If you face any kind of problem here, you can take help from the police. Here is the local police, station information for you:

    Location: Chhota Chetak Road, Chamanpura, near Chetak Circle, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001, India

    Google map:

    Phone no: +91 294 242 7073

    Que-02: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: Yes, photography is allowed in Pichola Lake. It is a great place for photography. You can click on some excellent photos at sunrise and sunset. Whenever you are visiting this place you must carry your camera with you.

    When is the best time to visit Pichola Lake:

    The best time to visit Pichola lake, Udaipur is from October to March. During these months the weather of the city remains pleasant, cool, and travel-friendly. It is the perfect time for sightseeing. So, you may go there in between these months.

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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