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Lake Pichola gets its name from Picholi village that got submerged when Maharana Udai Singh founded the city of Udaipur and enlarged the original lake. This artificial freshwater lake was created in 1362 AD and was intended to meet the drinking and irrigation requirements of the city of Udaipur and its neighbouring towns. Over the centuries, the area inside and around the lake has been carefully developed and has several palaces, temples, family manors, and bathing ghats (raised platforms usually found within a courtyard). This picturesque lake houses the Jag Niwas Island and the Jag Mandir within its waters. The famous City Palace (now a heritage hotel) is spread along the lake’s eastern bank, while the Pichola Palace is in the middle of the lake. From Bansi Ghat one can take boats to all the other parts of the lake, including Arsi Vilas Island which is a bird sanctuary as well as the Sitamata Game Sanctuary.
Sh. H. M. Gupta, ACP (Dy. Dir.)
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