Lake Pichola

LAKE PICHOLA

IN Rajasthan, Udaipur is the most historical and loving place. You must visit one of the most beautiful places that are Lake Pichola. It is situated in the nearby Picholi village. Lake Pichola was built in 1362 by Banjara, a gypsy “Banjara” of a tribe who transported grain during the reign of Maharana Lakkha. Later, Maharana Udai Singh, impressed by the charm of this lake, with a backdrop full of green hills, founded the city of Udaipur on the shores of the lake, and also enlarged it by building a dam in the Badipol region on the shores of the lake. The lakes in the Udaipur were mainly formed by building dams for the drinking water and agriculture needs. In between the lake there is the palace and that palace named as the The Lake Palace.  The Palace was built in 1746 under the direction of Maharana Jagat Singh II of Udaipur, Rajasthan as a royal summer palace, and was initially called Jagniwas or Jan Niwas. The Palace was built facing east, allowing its inhabitants to pray at dawn to the Sun (the Hindu god of the Sun). Successive rulers used this sanctuary of relaxation as their summer resort.Near Udaipur there are numerous lakes, and three of them connect with Lake Pichola and Lake Saroop Sagar by means of arched bridges built by Maharana Swaroop Singh also connecting with Lake Fateh Sagar. The Mewar rulers promoted the construction of water collection structures.

Lake Pichola

There is also a Small Island near on the lake places such as Jag Niwas, where the Lake Palace is built. Jag Mandir, where is the Jag Mandir Palace. Mohan Mandir, from where the king enjoyed the celebration of the annual Gangaur Festival. Arsi Vilas, a small island that served as an ammunition depot as well as containing a small palace. This palace was built by a Maharana of Udaipur to enjoy the sunsets on the lake. The lake collects water from a tributary of the Kotra River that comes from the Aravalli Mountains, and is about 4 kilometers long and about 3 kilometers wide. The depth of the lake varies between 4 and 8 meters. There have been years that the lake has dried up due to the low rainfall.

In the southern part a dam was built, which in 1560 was reinforced to a height of 15.25 meters. According to certain studies it has been determined that the water of Lake Pichola has high amounts of Sodium and Bicarbonate, mainly due to the erosion of the soil with saline and alkaline soils, as well as the tourist influx. Its deterioration is due to the elimination of wastewater, uncontrolled mining that causes the deforestation of the area, the accumulation of sediments in the lake, solid and liquid waste, overexploitation of water, little participation and interest of the population in the lake management. The surroundings area of the lake and some islands have developed over the centuries with palaces, family mansions, temples or Ghats. In some places where the lake narrows you can see bridges with beautiful arches that were built to pass from one side of the shore to the other side.  

 

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The Lake Pichola is accessible by road from the Udaipur City. You can approach the Local transports, Tongas, auto-rickshaws and hire cabs. You can easily hire the services when you are on the road. Udaipur is such a place where you can come from the road through the Brilliant Quadrilateral street system, and it lies equidistant, at 650 kilometers, from Delhi and Mumbai on the National Interstate (NH) 8. Your destinations just 3.5 hours drive away from Ahmedabad to Udaipur and from the Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan is 6 hours away by road. Rajasthan the travel industry works customary transport benefit from Delhi. Dabok Airport is just 24 km away from the lake. This Dabok Airport links the main stations of India that are Delhi and Bombay. Udaipur Railroad Station and Maharana Pratap Transport Stand are both 3 km far from the Lake.

Nearby Attractive locations from the Lake Pichola.

Lake Pichola and Fateh Sagar Lake: – Lake Pichola and Fateh Sagar Lake (north of Lake Pichola and connected by a channel) are the most popular artificial lakes of Udaipur. A boat trip on Lake Pichola gives a new perspective to the city, especially the Palace complex city. Barcossalen de Rameshwar Ghat in the gardens of the City Palace (you will have to pay a small fee to enter the City Palace if you are not going to stay there).

Fateh-Sagar-Lake-Udaipur

Monsoon Palace: – The Monsoon Palace can be seen in Udaipur, perched on top of a hill above the city. As its name suggests, it is a favorite destination of the royal family during the monsoon season. The Palace is a popular place of a sunset due to its unsurpassed view in Udaipur.

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Shilpgram: – Shilpgram is complex rural arts and crafts, located three kilometers from Udaipur and established by the government in 1986. It shows rural life and traditions of Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, and Goa. The complex has cabins of each of the States, incorporating its architectural features. Artisans also sell their wares and perform folkloric dancers. Horse and camel rides are also offered.

Shilpgram-Village

Bagore Ki Haveli: – Another place of architectural splendor, Bagore Ki Haveli was built at the end of the 18th century by the Prime Minister of Mewar. It is located on the edge of Lake Pichola, in Gangaur Ghat (which is a relaxing place to sit by the water). After some refurbishment work, the Haveli was transformed into a Museum. It is a pleasure to walk around and provides a more fascinating look at the lifestyle of the royal family. Inside there are more than 100 rooms, patios, and terraces, many with beautiful frescoes and fine mirror work. Real paintings, costumes of royal kings, personal items and Rajasthani traditional crafts are on display. There is also a puppet gallery and turban collection with the world’s largest Turk.

Bagore Ki Haveli

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