How Many Lakes Are There In Udaipur?

Udaipur is known as the City of Lakes and indeed the phrase used is correct. Udaipur has a number of lakes and often people get confused in counting the exact number! Well, the whole city is beautifully lined by various lakes and parts of the city also experience the Ayad river crossing under the several bridges. The vicinity of the city is so tranquil that one might get totally mesmerized by it. So, coming back to the question; let’s find out how many lakes are in Udaipur.

The famous ones:

These lakes are the ones which are the biggest and lie in close proximity from the city center. Not only this, these ones are the most visited by tourists and locals.

  1. Fateh Sagar Lake

Fateh Sagar Lake is the second artificial lake of Udaipur after Jaisamand lake. It was built in 1678 by Maharana Jai Singh. Then in 1889, Maharana Fateh Singh built the “Connaught Dam,” near ‘Dewali’ and subsequently the dam enlarged the lake, and hence was renamed after the King Maharana Fateh Singh.

How Many Lakes Are There In Udaipur?
Fatehsagar Lake in monsoon
Attractions at the Lake Fateh Sagar:
  • Boating
  • Food Bazaar
  • Camel and Horse Rides
  • Several parks for recreational activities.
  1. Pichola Lake

Pichola Lake is the oldest and one of the largest lakes in Udaipur. Most of the luxurious hotels are in this area and has the massive City Palace standing on the banks. The Taj Lake Palace resting in the middle of the waters of the Lake Pichola is an eye-pleasing sight. The name ‘Pichola’ has two legends behind it, that you can read here.

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Attractions at the Pichola Lake:
  • Boating
  • Visit Jag Mandir
  • Visit Taj Lake Palace
  • Innumerable eateries surrounding the lake
  1. Badi Lake

Situated near the Village Badi, the lake is also called by the name Jiyan Sagar named after Jana Devi, the mother of Maharana Raj Singh who built the lake. It sprawls in an area of 155 sq. km. and the embankment of the lake extends wide in area. It also boasts three beautiful ‘chattris’.

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Attractions at the Badi Lake:
  • Boating
  • Badi ‘Paal’
  1. Udai Sagar

Udaisagar Lake is located at a distance of about 13 km in the east of Udaipur. The construction of this lake was started in 1559 by Maharana Udai Singh. Completed in 1565, the Maharana constructed a dam on Berach River to guarantee ample supply of water in his kingdom and Udai Sagar was the result of this Dam.

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The lake gets its name from the Maharana who built it.

Other Lakes:

These lakes the branches or links to the larger ones in the city. While these are smaller than the above-mentioned ones they have their equal charm.

  1. Swaroop Sagar

    How Many Lakes Are There In Udaipur?
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This small artificial lake created by Maharana Swaroop Singh gets its name from him. It is also known as Kumharia Talab. Swaroop Sagar is located near Chand Pol adjoining Rangsagar (which is a branch of Pichola Lake). Kumharia Talab or Swaroop Sagar is connected with Lake Pichola and Lake Fateh Sagar.

  1. Dhoodh Talai

    How Many Lakes Are There In Udaipur?
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Doodh Talai is a small lake near Pichola Lake. Doodh Talai (meaning milk pond) fulfilled the basic needs of cows that were present in government cow shelters (Raajakeey Goshalas) that met the requirement of milk in the royal kitchen. The freshwater reservoir was primarily meant for the Royal concern.

  1. Purohito ka Talab

    How Many Lakes Are There In Udaipur?
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‘Purohito ka Talab’ is being developed as a new destination for tourists. It is located at a distance of about 12 kilometers from Udaipur, in Amberi Panchayat which is also known as Mini Jaisalmer. The Reddish-Orange Chattris are a major attraction there.

  1. Goverdhan Sagar

    How Many Lakes Are There In Udaipur?
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Located on the outskirts of Udaipur this place is less visited by the tourists or locals due to its distance from the city center. However, the local government bodies have worked a lot towards making it a hot-spot. A ship (structure) was also installed in the water to attract people. The people residing in the nearby colonies do come and enjoy evenings at the Goverdhan Sagar.

  1. Madaar (Chota-Bada)

    How Many Lakes Are There In Udaipur?
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The Main source of water in Fatehsagar is the Madaar Lake (Chhota). These two water bodies (and must be counted as two different lakes) are known under a single name ‘Madaar’ and colloquially people refer to them as ‘Chota Madaar’ and ‘Badaa Madaar’ meaning small and large Madaar. Water comes from Madar Lake and Swaroop Sagar Link Channel to fill up the lake Fatehsagar.

The nearby ones:

  1. Jaisamand Lake

    How Many Lakes Are There In Udaipur?
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Jaisamand Lake is the second largest artificial lake in Asia. It is situated at a distance of approximately 51 km from the city of Udaipur. The lake is also known as Dhebar Lake. It was built by Maharana Jai Singh while making a dam on the Gomti River in the year 1685. He kept the name of the lake Jaisamand after his known name; Jaisamand means ‘Ocean of Victory’.

  1. Rajsamand Lake

    How Many Lakes Are There In Udaipur?
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Located 66 km north of Udaipur, Rajsamand Lake lies between Rajnagar and Kankroli districts. It is also known as Rajsamudra Lake.  The lake was a result of a dam constructed across the river Gomati, Kelwa, and Tali; built by Maharana Raj Singh I in the years 1662-1676. One of the major attractions at the Rajsamand Lake is the array of nine pavilions or ‘nauchowki’ (nine ghats) that are beautifully adorned with pictures of the sun, chariots, gods, birds and detailed carvings.

Aren’t you amazed by knowing about the number of lakes in the whole of Udaipur!!!

Hangout Plan for the Weekend: Doodh Talai

Be it a school going child or a working man or woman, a college student or a housewife, everyone desperately waits for the upcoming Sunday, from the parting Sunday night itself. Weekend is the time to refresh yourself from a long tiring week and fill yourself up with new energy for a new working week; 2 days to hang out with friends, plan an outing with family and sensationalize your taste buds with delicious cuisines.

Hmmm I know, you must have already started thinking of a weekend plan in its greatest pace but this boiling heat would have put a brake on every plan of yours. But but but “When UB is here, there is nothing to fear”. These 3 years of my college life has made me a graduate in making hang out plans be it summers, winters or monsoon. So we’ll be helping you out for few upcoming weekends with ‘hang out plans’, recipes of some appetizing dishes, and restaurants in the city where to dine with your friends and family, and lots more.

This weekend let’s plan an outing at “Doodh Talai”, popularly named as DT among youngsters. It is at the Pal of Lake Pichola that will soothe you with its calm waters. It’s the place of beautiful gardens, the lush greenery of which will keep you cool despite the rising mercury outside. Be it a hangout plan with your friends, or to spend time with your family, there’s the perfect location and the perfect plan.

You can spend your afternoon in the various gardens of DT like DD Park or Deen Dayal Park and Manikya Lal Verma Park. Put a Reverse Gear in your age and start playing all those games you used to play in your childhood like Pakdam Pakdai, Hide and Seek, Vish Amrit, Nadi Pahad, and many more. You can even play Cards or any board games like Snakes and Ladders, Ludo, Business, Monopoly or the best of all times Antakshari. And I can bet there won’t be a pinch of stress left inside your mind after playing these games. There is also a Love Garden made especially for the love birds in the city but let me warn you – It’s Sunday, a family day. So if you are planning for Love Garden then just plan it on a weekday. 😉

Next in line to visit is Karni Mata Temple by Ropeway. You are sure to enjoy this Ropeway Ride. You can even enjoy over snacks in the Restaurant made over the hilltop. On returning back, you can sip your evening Tea, ek kadak adarak wali chai, at the Pal of Lake Pichola. As the sun sets down behind the scene, you can enjoy Jungle Safari Ride or a Boat Ride in Lake Pichola, capturing the panoramic view of sunset in the Lake.

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Pichola-Doodh Talai | View from Karni Mata | Image Credits: Deepankshi Chittora

There is also a Musical Fountain Show that plays in DD Park after sunset. You can breathe the scent of water and feel the splashes on your face while tapping your feet and watching the streams of water going up and down and changing its color on the beats of music.

At the end of the day, you can enjoy dinner in your favorite restaurant (PS: If you don’t have a fixed/favourite, There are too many of them nearby), chatting and laughing over the table. Your favorite ice cream scoop will make a perfect ending of a perfect weekend. Take as many photos as you can while posing wildly and stupidly at the camera. Months later, these snaps will help you recollect those golden moments.

Now there will be no more Monday Blues, but only an energetic start of a new week. Wishing you a Happy Sunday and a Happy Week ahead. 🙂

Exclusive Madaar Video & Lakes Visit

Here We Are Udaipur!!! Again It was an Awesome Mausam Yesterday.. So Planned out to Pay a Visit To Both The Lakes (Pichola and Fatehsagar) and Also We Had a Visit to Beautiful Place – Gangaur Ghat – It Is The Best Place to See Lake Pichola From a Different Angle. Than We Had A Visit to Swaroop Sagar Lake. After Getting a Few Pictures from Their we Visited Wolkem Garden Before Fatehsagar.

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Picture of Bada Madar – Yash Sharma – Year 2012

Finally We Were at FatehSagar 😀 On The Entry We Could See Water Coming from Dewas Channel Via Swaroop Sagar. Than we Moved ahead It qas Awesome Seeing Lakes Filled With Water, 😡 But It felt Bad that the Water Plant(Jal Kumbhi) From Swaroop Sagar Also Moved Into The Lakes 🙁 . Then We Paid a Visit to Main Gates Of Fatehsagar Pal (Water Level Reached – 3) .

But the Real Thing That Made Pleasure was  Seeing The Madaar Water Coming Into The Fatehsagar (On Dewali Side Entry). It Was Lovely and Without Wasting Much Time We Took Videos and Pictures. 😀 😀

I Hope You All Would Love Our Work and Hard Work 😉 Just For Our City Friends 😀

See The Video Below of The Exclusive Water Coming from Bada Madaar.  ➡

Also Check Out The Pictures Of Our Visit to The Lakes Below.. Enjoy!! 🙂 😆

A Visit to Lakes of Udaipur on 15th

It had been long UdaipurBlog team made an outing. But finally bored of our studies we went out to have a look to our Beautiful lakes which were filling day by day. Firstly we went to Lake Pichola which was than at +7.2 Feet. The mesmerizing view of the lake and water rejoiced the hearts of udaipur. It seemed the whole udaipur has gathered their to see the Lake and Admire it.

Than we moved to Lake Fatehsagar where we found a huge crowd in start of the Lake Observing something. We went nearby and found that the water from lake pichola was now being transferred to Lake fastehsagar via Swaroop Sagar Link Channel.

Fatehsagar lake Udaipur

Here Are a Few Videos and Photos Of The Lakes 🙂 Enjoy Them.

Water Inflow at Fatehsagar Lake:

Awesome Lake Pichola:

Water Fountain:

Photostream:

Udaipur These Days

It has been long i wrote .. Maybe am Busy in My Life..

Anyways … Let me Update you About Udaipur..

After so long wait Udaipur Got a Taste of Good Rain in within 2-3 days..

Bageri ka Naka Finally Overflowed and Brought a peace to Thirsty hearts of Udaipies(Udaipur Citizens). This Sunday was All Fun for people at Nandeshwar , Ubeshwar, Alsigarh and Bageri Ka Naka…!!

Updating you More About the Rain And Lakes in Udaipur is that.

Pichola -> (-)3.1Feet  Water Adoption Level – 11 Feet

Fatehsagar -> (-15.2)Feet Water Adoption Level – 13 Feet

Badi -> (-)22.7Feet Water Adoption Level – 32Feet

The Main Source for Water in Pichola is River Sisarma which is getting water in The Lake. But Fatehsagar  yet awaits as their is Lack of Rain in the Region of Lake That Brings water to Udaipur (Chota Madar, Bada Madar).

Lets hope that soon the Chotta Madar and Bada Madar also gets filled and The Water starts coming into Lake Fatehsagar.

That was all about the Lakes. Now Updating you More about the city.

MLSU university Election to be Conducted soon. Publicity of the Contenders is now also done on Social Networking Sites and Via Mobile. 🙂 Hope they Have Good Person to Lead their Voice.

Also the Bapu Bazar that is flooded with water everytime due to Light rains also is now getting renovation on the road edges to avoid the concentration of Water. We Hope it works Well.

By The Way(BTW) today is Birthday of Dr. C.P. Joshi (Central Rural Development Minister). May he keep up his Good Work and Live Long Life.

Gulab Bagh Garden

Sajjan Niwas garden or the Gulab Bagh with an area of 100 acres is perhaps the biggest and best garden in India. Apart from the trees, flowerbeds and a zoo, the garden also has a museum to boast of. The museum, originally known as Victoria Hall Museum, was well known for its collection of antiques and curios. It has now been shifted to Karan Vilas Mahal within the City Palace complex. There is also a public library attached to the garden, which has large volumes and illustrated manuscripts on Indology, Archaeology, and History. The museum, the library and a reading room are all located inside the Victoria Hall. In the month of Shravan (Jul/Aug) a fair is held here on every Monday. It’s the most frequently visited and famous garden of Udaipur. Local multitude often comes here for an evening walk as it provides the best atmosphere for health advantage. During the dawn we often find people doing yoga and various exercises. This largest garden of Udaipur is the best place to see the combination of natural beauty spread all over.