Udaipur, also known as the ‘City of Lakes, is a very beautiful city in Rajasthan. This makes it totally adorable for the holidays. Udaipur boasts of its picturesque and pristine lakes which are not only refreshing but also serve as the ultimate romantic and family getaway in India. Experience a royal stay by booking a luxury hotel in Udaipur. Let’s take a look at the lakes in Udaipur and know what makes them special.
Jaisamand Lake, also known as Dhebar Lake, is the second-largest artificial lake in Asia, formed in the 17th century with three islands namely Baba Ka Magra, Piyari and Jaisamand Wildlife Sanctuary. Enjoy a close encounter with many species of panthers, four-horned antelope, wild boar, mongoose, and more than 300 migratory birds at the wildlife sanctuary. This place is very special for bird watchers and photo enthusiasts.
Fateh Sagar Lake:
The people of Udaipur proudly call the Fateh Sagar Lake the pride of Udaipur. An artificial lake was built during the reign of Maharana in the 1960s. Enjoy boating in the blue waters of the lake surrounded by hills on three sides. There is also a beautiful park in the middle of the lake which is called Nehru Park. Spread over an area of 2.4 km, Fateh Sagar Lake will help you appreciate the natural beauty of Udaipur.
This is the oldest lake in Udaipur. It was constructed in 1362 and offers some great sightseeing opportunities. On its shores are Jag Mandir, City Palace, Lake Palace, Mohan Mandir and Arsi Vilas Island – these are the sights that you will get to see, and definitely should not be missed on any occasion.
Considered to be one of the most stunning and beautiful lakes of Udaipur, Udaysagar Lake is located 13 km east of the city. Offering a tough view of the evening silhouette, this artificial lake serves as a great weekend destination for locals and tourists alike. Relax by the lake, away from the hustle and bustle of the city and indulge in some delicious snacks from the food and drink stalls available within the complex.
Situated between Rajnagar and Kankroli, Rajsamand Lake is spread over a length of 6.4 km with a depth of about 60 feet. There is a vast embankment at the southern end of the lake, with the primary water supply of the Gomti River. It is entirely made of marble and is known as ‘Raj Prashasti’ on 27 marble slabs in 1017 verses with images of the sun, chariots, birds and several inscriptions from the history of Mewar. Enjoy the beautiful sunset with your loved ones when the water sparkles with lights, and the view becomes even more enchanting. Take a quiet walk by the banks of this lake and let go of all your stress.
Apart from these lakes, Badi Ka Talab, Doodh Talab and Kumharia Talab are among the smaller lakes that form the remaining part of the water bodies in Udaipur.