Lake Pichola is a must-visit place in Udaipur city offers amazing views of the lake palace, city palace, and old Udaipur city. If you want to experience the heritage of Udaipur city, try to spend at least one day in the old city near Lake Pichola. You can also enjoy boating and other water sports activities at lake Pichola. You will be surprised to know that Lake Pichola is an artificial lake that was built in 1362AD and has 4 different islands.
How to reach Lake Pichola
Maharana Pratap or Dabok Airport is the nearest airport near Lake Pichola. It is located just 22 km from the city of Udaipur. This airport is also well linked with many domestic airlines connect the city to all the major cities of India including Delhi, Mumbai Jaipur, and Kolkata.
Udaipur is directly linked with good railway network with Ahmedabad, Ajmer, Delhi, Jaipur, and Jodhpur. You can get frequent trains to reach at any destination. You can also get the luxury train Palace on Wheels which is a good option for those who wish to enjoy the luxury.
Udaipur is well connected by National Highway No. 8, it is the major road link between Delhi and Mumbai. From here you can also get numerous Ac and Non-Ac bus services for Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh Rajasthan, and Madhya Pradesh.
Things to do Lake Pichola
1. Boating in Lake Pichola
The boat ride is the only thing that makes a trip to Lake Pichola complete. You can either go on a ride during the day or enjoy a seat in the boat during the sunset for an outstanding view of the skyline just over the city.
• Boat Ride – Rs. 400 per person
• Boat Cruise (Private) – Rs. 1500 per person
2. Vintage Walking Tour
Around the lake, you will get ample opportunity to know about the City Palace, Bagore Ki Haveli, and Gangaur Ghat, as well as the rich history that surrounds them, in the area surrounding the lake. It's also a wonderful place to go for a walk and spend quality time with your family.
3. Lakeside cafes and restaurants
The area near the lake is surrounded by numerous rooftop cafes where you can enjoy tea Sip or enjoy take a bite of your lunch. The location near the lake is also said to be ideal for taking Instagram-worthy photos and enjoying a fine dining experience. The Hotel Sarovar on Lake Pichola is one of the best hotels near the lake, with spacious rooms and a rooftop restaurant. It is ideal for a romantic getaway or a family vacation.