Udaipur is known as “city of lakes” due to the large number of lakes in and around the city. These lakes built during the times of Mewar rulers are interconnected to each other to form lake system something that our modern governments struggle to manage (I can tell this for Bengaluru, my current home town). Of these lakes, Lake Pichola and Fateh Sagar are the main tourist attraction in Udaipur. The photo below shows the two lakes captured in one frame from Monsoon Palace.
|Views of Fateh Sagar lake(left) and Pichola(Right) from Monsoon Palace|
The view of Lake Palace in night. It is constructed on an island in Lake Pichola. It was once a summer palace but now it is run as hotel by Taj group.
The Lake Palace photo taken in day light. This is the photo that most people recognise for Udaipur.
Udaipur city palace, though less gander than its Jaipur counterpart provides good view of the city and Pichola Lake. It is hard to avoid Lake Palace!!
The view of Monsoon Palace on top of a hill during boat ride in Lake Pichola. Monsoon Palace is a good place for watching sunset in Udaipur. Boat ride is possible from City Palace to Jagmandir (Another island with expensive restaurants).
Fateh Sagar is another beautiful lake in Udaipur. Situated on the outskirts of Udaipur, it is a picnic spot with some adventure water sports activity. You can get a good view of the lake from Moti Magri, the memorial for Rajput hero Maharana Pratap.
Having taken view of the lake from City Palace, it is not fair on my part not to take the photo of the palace from lake!! This one is taken from Jagmandir island.
These were some of the views I managed to capture during my stay in Udaipur. I am sure that there are many more places with better views. Do let me know of those good locations for viewing the lakes.
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