12 Mesmerizing Lakes and Parks in Udaipur




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The beautiful lakes and parks in Udaipur come as a pleasant surprise for those who think Rajasthan is nothing more than a desert state. Udaipur, titled 'the city of lakes' stands true to its name. The pleasant lakes provide a cooling respite from the summer heat and are also a major source of water for the city.

Udaipur's wildlife sanctuaries and biological parks are home to several rare and endangered species of animals and birds and also support a wide range of distinct flora.

Exploring these beautiful tourist destinations are one of the best things to do in Udaipur. We have enlisted some of the most prominent lakes and parks in the city for you to relish your leisure hours.

Top 12 Lakes and Parks in Udaipur



1. Lake Fatehsagar


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Rating: 4.6 (based on 5075 google reviews)

Located to the North of Lake Pichola right across Moti Magri hill, Fateh sagar Lake is regarded as the second largest artificial lake in India and is a tourist spot in Udaipur. Enclosed by the Aravalli Hills, it is known for its mesmerizing beauty and tranquil atmosphere. The alluring stillness of the clear water reflects the serenity of nature. Apart from relishing a relaxing afternoon in the tranquil beauty of this place, you can also try boating and several other water sport activities that are offered here.

Fateh Sagar Lake sprawls over an area of around one square kilometre and is split into three distinct islands. The largest of the three is the Nehru Park that accommodates a small zoo for kids and a boat-shaped restaurant. The second one has a public park containing jet fountains. And the third island has the Solar Observatory of Udaipur, which is considered as the best solar observing site in Asia.

The unreal beauty and charm of this place makes it a popular tourist destination and also one of the best places to visit in Udaipur.

Boat Charges: Motor boat-100-200 per person
Speed boat-200-400 per person
Location: Fateh Sagar Lake, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001
Closed on: All days open
Average time spent: 30 minutes
Timing: Monday-Sunday: 08:00 AM-06:00 PM

2. Lake Pichola


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Rating: 4.6 (based on 2363 google reviews)

Named after the nearby village of Picholi, Lake Pichola is among the best places to visit in Udaipur. It is one of the largest and oldest lakes in the city and is renowned for its scenic views and picturesque surroundings. The profound writer Rudyard Kipling had mentioned Lake Pichola in his Letters to Marque (1899), 'If the Venetian, owned the Pichola Lake, he might say with justice, see it and die'. One can not overlook the immaculate beauty of this lake.

There are several islands situated in this lake. Jag Mandir, a famous tourist destination of Udaipur, is a part of this lake too. The clear blue water of the lake leaves a comforting impact on one's mind. During the sunset, a boat-ride on this lake is a mesmerizing experience.

Boating Timings: 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Boat charges : Rs 400-600 (adult) Rs 200 (child)
Location: Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001
Closed on: All days open
Average time spent: 1 hour
Timing: Monday-Sunday: 09:00 AM-06:00 PM

3. Badi Lake


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Rating: 4.6 (based on 288 google reviews)

Badi Lake is a beautiful offbeat location situated around 12 Kms from Udaipur. It is a quaint artificial lake constructed by Maharaja Raj Singh I in the village of Badi in 1680, to counter the effects of famine and drought. It later also served as a primary source of water during the draughts of 1973.

A little distance ahead, there are artistic kiosks with beautiful carvings that give a glimpse into the ancient era. The major highlight of this place is a hill named 'Bahubali'. It is a small 20-minute trek to the vantage point atop the hill. The view of the Badi Lake and its verdant surroundings is mesmerizing from the top. You will be enthralled by the scenic beauty of this quaint captivating lake.

Boating Timings: 08:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Boat charges: Rs30 (regular boat ) Rs200 (motor boat) Rs400(speed boat)
Location: Badi Talab Udaipur, Rajasthan 313011
Closed on: All days open
Average time spent: 1 hour
Timing: Monday-Sunday: 07:00 AM-06:00 PM

4. Gangaur Ghat


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Rating: 4.5 (based on 4246 google reviews)

Situated right in the waterfront of Lake Pichola, Gangaur Ghat is a popular bathing ghat in Udaipur and is counted among the main ghats of the city. The ghat is renowned for the celebration of the Jal-Jhulni Ekadashi and the Gangaur festival, from where it got its name.

During the Gangaur festival, the idols of Lord Shiva(Gan) and Goddess Parvati (Gauri) are worshipped for 18 days and on the festival's last day, the idols are taken to Ganagaur ghat with huge cheery processions. Women and men dress themselves in traditional attires for the puja ceremony. These idols are then immersed in Lake Pichola.

Watching the sunrise and sunset from the ghat is a heavenly experience. There is no proper seating arrangement or benches at the ghat, one can make themselves comfortable on the stairs of the ghat. The ghat usually remains crowded during the time of festivals.

Entry Fees: Free Entry
Location: Old City, Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001
Closed on: All days open
Average time spent: 30 minutes
Timing: Monday-Sunday: Always open

5. Kumbhalgarh wildlife sanctuary


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Rating: 4.5 (based on 53 google reviews)

Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in Rajsamand district near Udaipur and covers a total area of around 578 sq. Kms,running across the Aravalli ranges. This wildlife sanctuary encloses the splendid fort of Kumbhalgarh, from where it got its name. The hilly dense forest area of Kumbhalgarh will come as a delightful surprise for those who consider Rajasthan nothing more than a desert state.

The area of the sanctuary was once a hunting ground for the royal family which was converted into a wildlife sanctuary in 1971. It boasts of a diverse topography with its eastern part stretching across the Aravalli ranges and river Banas gracing this sanctuary as the only source of water.

The key feature of Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary is its pack of 40 strong wolves, which is a rare sight. Besides wolves, it is also a home to a wide range of rare and endangered animals along with some 200 distinct species of birds. The monsoons in this sanctuary brings out flamboyant colours of its rich flora and fauna. Tribes like Grasia and Bhil can also be found living here in thatched huts. The natural beauty and diversity of Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary attracts tourists from far and near.

Entry charges: Rs 10(indians) Rs 80 (foreigners) Indian students - Rs2 (ID compulsory)
Location: Dist Rajsamand Kumbhalgarh, Rajasthan 313334
Closed on: All days open
Average time spent: 3 hours 30 minutes
Timing: Monday-Sunday: 07:00 AM-06:00 PM

6. Sajjangarh wildlife sanctuary


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Rating: 4.4 (based on 1405 google reviews)

Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary is a great place to witness a wide range of flora and fauna living amiably in an unperturbed environment. The sanctuary shelters animals like panthers, chitals, blue bulls, panthers, leopards, lions, wild boars, jackals, sambhars, hyenas, and many more. There are also a variety of birds and reptiles.

Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary is spread over an area of 5.19 sq Kms. An artificial lake named 'Jiyan Lake' is the only source of water for the sanctuary. It is also known as Tiger Lake or Bari Lake and was built by Maharaja Jai Singh of Mewar in the 17th century.

The sanctuary was earlier used as hunting grounds by the royal family of Mewar. Post Independence, when hunting was declared illegal, these hunting grounds were converted into a wildlife sanctuary by the government in 1987 to preserve and protect the wildlife.

Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary hence serves its purpose.

Entry charges: Rs 30(indians) For foreigners- Rs 300 Student I'd - Rs15 Video camera fee Rs200
Location: Fateh Sagar Rd, near Sajjangarh, Palace, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313011
Closed on: Tuesday
Average time spent: 1 hour
Timing: Monday: 10:00 AM-04:30 PM
Wednesday-Sunday: 10:00 AM-04:30 PM

7. Jaisamand Lake


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Rating: 4.4 (based on 214 google reviews)

Sprawling across an area of 1000sq Kms, Jaisamand lake is the second largest artificial lake in the country. It is enclosed by the Jaisamand Wildlife Sanctuary which shelters several rare animals and migratory birds. Situated in an immensely beautiful surroundings, Jaisamand lake is a place to rejoice. There are six cenotaphs and a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva situated on its marble dam.

The lake is popular as Dhebar Lake among the locals. It was built by Maharaja Jai Singh in 1685 while he was constructing a dam across the river, Gomti. There are three islands situated in the lake that are inhabited by the tribe of Bhil Minas.

Jaisamand Lake is pristine, mesmerizing and a paradise for nature lovers. Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, it is among the best places to visit in Udaipur.

Boating Timings: 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Entry charges: Rs30(Indians) Rs80(foreigners)
Location: Dhebar Lake Rajasthan 313706
Closed on: All days open
Average time spent: 30 minutes
Timing: Monday-Sunday: Always open

8. Doodh Talai Lake


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Rating: 4.3 (based on 509 google reviews)

Located at a prime location in Udaipur, Doodh Talai lake is situated adjacent to Lake Pichola. Surrounded by verdant hills, this lake offers adventurous activities of horse and camel ride. The lush garden of Manikyalal Verma beside the lake augments its beauty while offering the breath-taking views of Lake Pichola on one side and Lake Doodh Talai on the other side.

The holy temple of Karni Mata, nestled over the hilltop offers spiritual absolution to the devotees. Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyay park embellishes the Manikyalal Verma garden with its enchanting beauty and houses the sunset point, providing captivating views of the surroundings and the musical fountain.

Entry Fees: Rs20 (Indian) Rs10(child) for dudh talai musical garden
Location: Dudh Talai Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001
Closed on: All days open
Average time spent: 30 minutes
Timing: Monday-Sunday: Always open

9. Udai Sagar Lake


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Rating: 4.3 (based on 270 google reviews)

Counted among the five major lakes of Udaipur, Udai Sagar lake is situated in the eastern part of the city and was built by Maharaja Udai Singh. It was formerly constructed to supply water to his land and is presently used as a water supplier to the zinc smelter which is situated in proximity to the lake.

Lake Pichola contiguous to the Udai Sagar Lake was developed later to fulfill the water requirements of the area. Accommodating two islands on its embankments, this lake is embellished with sundry palaces that overlook the mesmerizing lake.

Entry Fees: Free Entry
Location: Udai Sagar Lake Rajasthan
Closed on: All days open
Average time spent: 40 minutes
Timing: Monday-Sunday: Always open

10. Saheliyo ki Bari Garden


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Rating: 4.2 (based on 30070 google reviews)

Saheliyon Ki Bari is a magnificent 18th-century garden which translates to the maidens' courtyard. As the name signifies, it was built for the maidens who accompanied the princess after her marriage to Maharaja Sangram Singh. This beautiful garden is located on the banks of Lake Fateh Sagar and is environed by lush greenery and mesmerizing flora. It has verdant lawns, beautiful fountains and canopied walking pathways. Its historical significance, regal architecture and pleasant environment attracts tourists from near and far.

The majestic fountains and the charming lotus pool with marble pavilions augment the beauty of this place.

It was initially meant only for the royal ladies, but now is open to the general public. One can take a pleasant stroll or soothingly relax in its tranquil atmosphere. The garden provides a glimpse into the lifestyle of the royal maidens. Should you find yourself in Udaipur, do not forget to visit this place.

Entry charges: Rs 10 (indians) Rs 50 (foreigners)
Location: Saheli Marg, New Fatehpura, Panchwati, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001
Closed on: All days open
Average time spent: 40 minutes
Timing: Monday-Sunday: 08:00 AM-08:00 PM

11. Gulab Bagh and Zoo


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Rating: 4.0 (based on 9 google reviews)

Sprawling over an area of 100 acres, Gulab Bagh is one of the best places to visit in Udaipur for all the nature lovers. True to its name, there are well-maintained rows of beautiful roses in this splendid garden. There are numerous attractions within this garden like Lotus Pond, and prominent trees like pomegranate, mango, guava, grapes, lemon, mulberry, banana, tamarind, litchi, wood apple, aging tree, dawood, jasmin, and many more.

Gulab Bagh zoo is situated inside the most abundant garden, Gulab Bagh. The mini zoo is a short walk from the rose garden. Some rare species are housed in the zoo including leopards, zebras, rhinos, ostriches, hoolock gibbons, wide-eyed owls, etc. There is a huge artificial pond which augments the beauty of this garden and Navlakha Mahal, which is a consecrated site. Visiting this place will undeniably be a pleasant experience.

Entry Fees: 25 per person for garden 5 per person for Zoo
Location: Khanjipeer, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001
Closed on: All days open
Average time spent: 1 hour 30 minutes
Timing: Monday-Sunday: 08:00 AM-06:00 PM

12. Sukhadia Circle


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Rating: 4.0 (based on 282 tripadvisor reviews)

A popular tourist spot among the locals as well as tourists, Sukhadia Circle is a recreational getaway for ones seeking respite after a hectic day. Sukhadia Circle was established in 1968 in the memory of Mohanlal Sukhadia, one-time chief minister of Rajasthan, and was opened to the general public in 1970.

One can take a pleasant stroll by the roundabout of go boating in the huge pond that has a beautiful three-tier white fountain at its centre. The splendid white fountain encircled by motifs and is regarded as a symbol of prosperity.

One can find several food kiosks serving delicious street food and snacks. After sunset, the majestic fountain illuminated by beautiful lights is a sight to behold. This is undeniably a must-visit place in Udaipur.

Boat Fees: 40/-for Paddle Boat 100/- for 2 Seater Boat 200/- 4 seater Boat
Location: Sukhadia Cir Panchwati, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001
Closed on: All days open
Average time spent: 1 hour 30 minutes
Timing: Monday-Sunday: 06:00 AM-09:30 PM

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