The serene and magnificent artificial freshwater lake is a major part of beautiful Udaipur landscape which is also widely known as the City of Lakes. The central attraction of the lake city, Lake Pichola is always a part of tourist bucket-list to explore Udaipur at its fullest. The lake is beautifully surrounded by islands, ghats, palaces, heritage hotels, temples, and extravagant mansions. Being the most notable attraction of Udaipur, Lake Pichola acquires major attention of every tourist who visits the lake city in Rajasthan Vacations. Bagore-ki-Haveli, Jagdish Temples, are other highlights located within its proximity.
Top 7 reasons to visit Lake Pichola –
1: Enchanting Sunset boat ride –
The prominent reason to visit Lake Pichola is to enjoy a sunset boat cruise in the lake and get immersed in the serene beauty of the lake. The glittering crystal clear water of Lake Pichola gets illuminated during sunset and also embellishes the iconic Taj Lake Palace and other structures surrounding the lake.
- Group boat ride – 400 INR approximately
- Private cruise – Ranges between 1500 to 5000
2: Visit Arsi Vilas and Mohan Mandir –
Small palace on the Island of Pichola Lake, Arsi villas is one of the royal palaces of Udaipur which was once identically used for watching sunsets and is now a small bird sanctuary where you can spot birds like ducks, kingfishers, and egrets. A temple without a deity, Mohan Mandir is now mainly revered during the Gangaur festival.
3: Stroll through the Jag Mandir –
A large lake garden palace where many destination weddings are planned, Jag Mandir is beautifully blemished with the pleasing surroundings of the lakeside. This is the perfect place to catch the magnificent views of the lake. There are many lakeside restaurants and bars where you can enjoy a conjuring evening.
4: Classic walking tour –
Walking through the pristine beauty of Lake Pichola and exploring the other nearby attractions like Gangaur Ghat, City Palace, Bagore Ki Haveli, and others to get a refreshing experience in Udaipur. A special guided tour will help you to understand the historical significance of the nearby landmarks of the lake.
5: Reach Swaroop Sagar Bridge –
A bridge connecting Pichola Lake to Swaroop Sagar and then further linking to Fateh Sagar Lake, Swaroop Sagar Bridge is the best way to takes a stroll on the bridge during the evening. The bridge got lit up with beautiful yellowish lightings which makes it the most beautiful and peaceful place to enjoy leisure walking near the lake.
6: Photographic voyage –
Capture the most beautiful photographs of vibrant hues of Lake Pichola, either of light blue waters during the sunrise, an immense gold shade during the day and imperial orange during the evening or the shimmering black night waters reflecting the lights of palaces in the lake water, the lake visit is a paradise for photographers.
7: Shopping retreat –
Little much for the shopaholics and foreign tourists, there are innumerable market places around Lake Pichola from where you can buy the best local artifacts, jewelry, handicrafts, fabrics, etc. Hathi Pol, Chand Pol, Tibetan Market, Bapu Bazaar, Bada Bazaar, etc are some of the most popular market lanes for shopping in Udaipur.
Making it easily accessible by any local conveyance, one can reach the lake by bus, auto, or taxi, Lake Pichola is a must visit attraction of Udaipur in Rajasthan Tour Itinerary. Pichola Lake is one of the most picturesque and romantic retreats for travelers in Udaipur Tourism that will surely leave you mesmerized. The royal heritage hotels are another most attractive part of Udaipur tourism that one must not miss to experience in Udaipur. If you haven’t visited Udaipur yet, then book your Rajasthan Luxury Tours now and enjoy the luxurious stay in the heritage hotels of Udaipur and don’t forget to visit Lake Pichola in your Udaipur travel plan.