Lake Pichola, Udaipur

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Explore several islands and historic sites at Lake Pichola, an expansive artificial body of water navigable by local boats. Created in the 14th century by the area's ruling clan, the lake features plenty of points of interests and it provides the backdrop to both the famed City Palace and a luxury hotel. Wander around the area to observe busy ghats and wealthy homes, or view the lake from atop the water by hopping aboard a local tour boat with a guide. Arrange your visit to Lake Pichola and discover more family-friendly attractions in Udaipur using our Udaipur travel itinerary planner.
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  • This disappointed us as the boat trip was short, there were no instructions about time available to look at the island and the view of the palace Was Really the only redeeming feature. Seemed a lot of...  more »
  • As I said, a five star lake :) has a palace and a temple I'm the lake surrounded by city palace and 5 star hotels on one side and mountainous forest on the other.  more »
  • We had a boat ride on the lake as part of our three week tour of northern India arranged by Citrus Holidays. Quite a long queue to get a boat but managed to sit in the shade while our local guide boug...  more »
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  • Beautiful lake to enjoy and spend time with family & friends. You should definitely go for boat ride in morning or evening, but evening is the best time to enjoy boating and u can also see the sunset view which is really very beautiful. There are lake side restaurants and hotels which u should visit to enjoy the candle light dinner around the beautiful lake.
  • Definitely you should have boat riding in this lovely place , especially early morning before 10am and after 4.30 on in the evening to avoid day temperature. If you do it in evening then you are luck enough to see sunset which is really beautiful. Some boats are operated with solar panels . Overall enjoyed good boat riding.
  • Never seen before like it. It is so cool and beautiful. I visited here in 2012 with school tour and enjoy a lot here like boating and eating and drinking. You will love this place if you visit here with your friends, family & school tour. There is no many adventures. Boating is extremely good and popular here bcz lakes are for 🛥 boating. So don't think 🤔 about this amazing place for a trip. Don't miss this place in this life.
  • If u are visiting udaipur you just can't miss the pichola lake at any cost. The city of lakes is nothing without its beautiful lakes. Boats rides are on bit costlier side but they are worth it. The speed boat cost around 300rs for 2-3 minute ride. I felt the time should be increased but i have to say its one hell of an experience. There is slower motorized boat that cost around 200rs per person but the time duration is much more. Actually the motive of both kind of boat is to cover the lake in a round. As the speed boat is much faster, it completes the round in 2-3 minute but the adrenaline rush which u feel at around 100km/hr is so good that u must do it. In case you are a kind of person who love clicking photos & scenic beauty than opt for slower motor boats (not the speed boat). The boating time generally ends when its dark so be aware of that. If u want to see the city illuminated and beautifully lit 5 star properties go at around 5-6pm but if u want to see natural beauty more go there when sun in up. I tried both.
  • What a romantic place. Specially in the evening. Best time is to reach late afternoon , take a boat ride and then watch sun going down behind the hills. Nice well organised and secure boat service. The place could have been cleaner. The restaurants and hotels around the lake are beautiful.
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