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Lake Pichola, Udaipur

In State of Rajasthan, India in the district of Udaipur there is beautiful place for visit called Udaipur. Udaipur is located at the base of the Aravali mountain range. Udaipur is also called by Udaypur. This place is famous for Historical and Scenic. There are many places to visit in Udaipur. There are many attractions in this place. Lake Pichola is one of them. Pichola lake is an oldest lake in Udaipur. Pichola Lake was an artificial lake which was made in the 14th century to cater to the shortage of water in the region. The ideal duration of this place is 1 hour. This place is popular for Experience Seekers, Photo Fanatics, Nature Lovers. This lake is a freshwater lake. The surface area of this lake is 696 hactares. The maximum length of this lake is 4 km and the maximum height of the lake is 3 km. The amazing aspects of this lake was that there are four islands that are :

  • Jag Mandir Island
  • Jag Niwas Island
  • Arsi Vilas Island
  • Mohan Mandir Island


In the year of 1362 the lake was built by the Pichhu Banjara. Maharana Udai Singh founded the city of Udaipur on the banks of the lake, by impressed by the charm of this lake. The several islands within the lake have been developed, with palaces, marble temples, family mansions, bathing ghats etc. The most famous is Lake Palace which is in the middle of the lake. Lake palace is also known as Pichola Lake. There are many small islands in the lake like Arsi Vilas which is a hotspot for birds which is known as Natni Ka Chabutra.

Places to Visit near Lake Pichola

  • Udaipur City Palace
  • Fateh Sagar lake
  • Lake Palace
  • Nagda
  • Monsoon Palace
  • Jag Mandir
  • Ahar Museum
  • Eklingi Temple
  • Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Sas Bahu Temple
  • Saheliyon Ki Bari
  • Jain Temples
  • Bagore ki Haveli
  • Shilpgram
  • Jaisamand Lake


The timing of this place is from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM for all days of week.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit in Lake Pichola is in Winters i.e from October to March.


Udaipur is Hot in Summer and moderately cool in winters. The minimum and maximum temperature of Udaipur is :

Minimum Temperature : 9 degree Celsius.

Maximum Temperature :  41 degree Celsius.

How To Reach

By Air : Udaipur Airport is the nearest airport. The distance of this airport is 22 km from Lake Pichola.

By Rail : Udaipur Railway Station is the nearest railway station. The distance of this railway station is 1 km from Lake Pichola. This Railway station is well-connected to all major cities.

By Road : Lake Pichola is well-connected to all major cities.