Places to visit in Udaipur

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Places to visit in Udaipur

Lakes in Udaipur:

Udaipur have a bounteous array of beautiful lakes, lakes that embellish the city. In the glittering cluster of lakes including

  • Fateh Sagar Lake
  • Lake Pichola
  • Badi Lake
  • Udai Sagar Lake
  • Goverdhan Sagar Lake
  • Doodhtalai Lake
  • Rang Sagar Lake
  • Roop Sagar Lake
  • Swaroop Sagar Lake
  • Nela Talab 

Places to visit in Udaipur – Fateh Sagar Lake:

Introduction:

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The Beloved Mod of Fateh Sagar

A jewel named as Fateh Sagar Lake is the pride of the city of lakes and is favourite as one of the top 10 places to visit in Udaipur among the youth. It is located in the North West of the city.

History:

It is a medium sized perennial storage reservoir constructed in the year 1678 AD by the ruler of former Mewar state, Maharana Jai Singh. Due to the flood, two centuries later when the dam of this lake was destroyed, Maharana Fateh Singh constructed the lake again and rechristened it to Fateh Sagar Lake as we all know.

Although, primary constructed for irrigational purpose, this water body has lately found a second major source of drinking water for the people of Udaipur. Knowing more about the statistics, the lake extends to the length of 2.4 Km, 1.6 Km in width and deep to the extent of 11.5m. During the monsoon, the lake covers the total area of 1 sq. Km. Its main feed canal comes from Madar dam situated at the higher altitude about 15 Km from Udaipur city.

Geography:

The exact location of the lake could be tracked at 24.35 N, 73.37 E. The lake is situated 578m above the sea level. Lake Fateh Sagar is connected to the adjoining lake Pichola through a canal having separation gates. The lake is also connected to the Badi lake as the third inlet channel of water. The lake is somewhat pear liked shaped and is surrounded by hills on its 3 sides except on its eastern side (Paal) which is 800m in length.

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The Fateh Sagar lake comprises of 3 small islands and is surrounded by number of huge Aravali Mountains making it the best tourist place in Udaipur. These islands could be reached by taking a boat ride. One of the three island, the largest island of the lake has been developed into a public park with the brilliant fountains named as Nehru park. The park also comprises of a boat shaped restaurant. This park is one of the favourite spot for the tourists visiting Udaipur.

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The second island is the strongly pumped jet water fountain and the third island addresses the Solar Observatory, the only solar observing site in Asia. The western side of the lake is occupied by marginal agricultural field. However, several species of plants are found along the undulating roads and hill locks around the lake.

Best Time to Visit Fateh Sagar Lake during your stay in Udaipur:

As one of the most crowded places in Udaipur, best time to visit Lake Fateh Sagar in the morning as people jog at this time. However, if you want to see the beauty of the best tourist place in Udaipur and heavy traffic is not a thing you bother about, then I suggest you to visit Lake Fateh Sagar at:

  • 5pm onwards in the Monsoon and Winters.
  • 7pm onwards in Summers.

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Please note that you should never park your vehicle on the side of the railings if you wish to avoid Traffic Challan. Helmet is compulsory and you may be restricted from entering the lake.

Places to Visit in Udaipur near Fateh Sagar Lake:

  • Sanjay Gandhi Park
  • Rajiv Gandhi Garden
  • Rani Road
  • Shilpgram
  • Vibhuti Garden
  • Mewar Darshan Deergha
  • Taya Palace
  • Seva Mandir Library
  • Neemuch Mata
  • Moti Magri
  • Laxmi Vilas Palace
  • Nehru Garden

 

Points of Interest – Things to do at Lake Fateh Sagar:

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Beautiful image of Yoga in Udaipur

  • Yoga
  • Morning/Evening jog
  • Swimming
  • Zumba
  • Skating
  • Cycling (Free for first half hour. Available with valid ID)
  • Morning Marathon & Rallies
  • Drink Hot/Cold Coffee
  • Enjoy drops from the Fountain
  • Self-Balancing Electric Scooter
  • Boating (Speed Boat, Shikara, Double Decker Boat)
  • Natak by Natyansh (Performing Arts Theatre on active social issues)

Across the lake one can enjoy the beauty enhanced by the colourful floating fountains, also the visitors, path walkers, joggers, and the one cycling enjoys the melodious tones of music coming from the musical poles placed across pal and railings of the lake. Moti Magri, Rani Road, Neemuch Mata temple, Laxmi Vilas Palace (comprising a five-star luxurious restaurant acclaimed as one of the best restaurants in Udaipur) are the few places to visit across the lake periphery.

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Image of Laxmi Vilas Palace, Udaipur

To explore the food stuff (Mumbaiya Bazaar) is the best place to serve the hunger with ample of delicious food. If you like street food, the joints here are the best bet and give neck to neck competition in taste to even the best restaurants in Udaipur. Moreover, cold coffee from these joints serve as icing on the cake for Udaipurites.

Various sports activities in and around the lake Fateh Sagar gives a perfect example of the awareness of people in the sports which includes skating performed by small kids aged 5-12 years and mesmerizing water activities including boat rides, speed boats, kayaking & canoeing, water polo, dragon boat, NCC naval base situated at Pal enhance its cadets with various water activities like boat pulling, yachting, sailing, and wind surfing which gives a thrill experience.

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Major events like flower show, kite festival, marathons, awareness rallies, etc. occurs around the periphery of Fateh Sagar lake. Fateh Sagar is aesthetic place to explore and tourists come to enjoy the tranquil beauty of the lake. The blue water of the lake and the backdrop of its green lush mountains, also the fascinating sunset observe from the periphery of the lake and the captivating environment at the time of monsoon has given the soubriquet of the (Venice of the East) and (the second Kashmir) to Udaipur-the city of lakes.

Conclusion:

With so much to offer, people frequently confuse this beautiful lake with a water park. But I should tell you, Fateh Sagar Lake has so much more to offer than a water park and is considered one of the best places to visit in Udaipur. Being the most happening tourist place in Udaipur, it is also a hub for photographers. The photographs range from ‘selfie with the lake’ to profession Sunrise/Sunset photography. Destination Wedding Photographers love this place for its scenic beauty and the life like effect it brings to the photographs making Fateh Sagar, ‘One of the best tourist places in Udaipur.’ You can also check our Facebook page for these mesmerizing images.

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