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Pichola Lake

Pichola is a picturesque lake situated in Udaipur in Rajasthan. Legends say that it was created early in the 15th century by a Banjara tribesman, who dammed up the waters of a mountain stream by building a dyke. Later it was enlarged by Maharaja Udai Singh and built a masonry dam known as ĎBadi Polí. The lake was named after the neighboring village of Picholi. It is a favorite tourist spot. Surrounded by hills, palaces, temples, embankments and bathing ghats, the lake is 4 km long and 3 km wide. It has many islands, prominent among them being Arsivilas and Natni-Ka-Chabutra. City Palace is the largest palace complex in Udaipur, which extends for a long stretch along the east bank of the lake. Gangaur Festival is held on the lake ghats. Ekling Garh, Jag Mandir, Fateh Prakash Palace, Hotel Shiv Niwas Palace, Shikarbadi Hotel, Hotel Trident Hilton, The Oberoi Udaivilas and Taj Lake Palace (Jag Niwas) are located on the shores of Pichola Lake. Nearby attractions include Shilpgram, City Palace Museum and Fateh Sagar Lake.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Udaipur
Location: Udaipur    


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