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Lake Pichola
Created in 1362, centuries before Udaipur was established, the freshwater Lake Pichola is surrounded by beautiful old palaces, temples, and homes, many dating back hundreds of years. The whitewashed Lake Palace that is situated on an island in the north part of the lake is now a hotel run by the luxury Taj Group.
 
The Basics
Lake Pichola sits at the heart of old Udaipur, and is accessible from various points along its shores. There are four islands within the lake, including the island where the Lake Palace is located; Jag Mandir, with a palace of the same name; the tiny Mohan Mandir; and  Arsi Vilas. Virtually all city tours pass by the lake, and many feature boat rides or sunset cruises on their itineraries.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Lake Pichola is a must-visit for photographers and history lovers.
  • Remember insect repellent, sunscreen, and a hat.
  • Boat rides may not be wheelchair accessible.
 
How to Get There
Lake Pichola sits at the heart of Udaipur's old town, and it's impossible to avoid seeing it if you're visiting major attractions such as the City Palace, Jagdish Temple, or Chand Pol Bazaar. Those who can afford it may want to consider spending the night at the Taj Lake Palace Hotel, which is on a small island right in the middle of the lake and is accessible only by boat.
 
When to Get There
The best time to visit Udaipur is between November and February, when temperatures are lower. However, if you can stand a bit of heat and humidity and want to see Lake Pichola at its fullest, September is the best month to visit, just after the monsoon rains have subsided. The hottest months are May and June, while the monsoon from late June through August can make the city feel gloomy.
 
James Bond in Udaipur
Lake Pichola is perhaps best known as one of the shooting locations for the 1983 James Bond film Octopussy, which is screened regularly in restaurants across Udaipur to this day. The Lake Palace figures prominently in the film, and it’s here that Octopussy’s lair is purportedly located.
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Bagore Ki Haveli Museum Cultural Session, Admission Ticket with Transfers

Udaipur is one of India’s most picturesque locations, but the waterside city is most famous for its living traditions. During this evening dance performance, you’ll settle back and relax in an authentic haveli as you catch a colorful and high-energy Rajasthani folk show. This dance show admission ticket also includes a private pickup anywhere in the Udaipur area for added convenience. 
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Shared Sunset Boat Experience In Lake Pichola with Udaipur City Palace Museum

Udaipur is also known as the City of Lakes due to its beautiful bodies of water dotted with temples and stunning architecture. For one of the most picturesque ways to experience the city, head out on this sunset boat cruise and take in some of the most beautiful views in the city!
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Sunset Boat Ride On Lake Pichola In Udaipur

Udaipur is called the 'City of Lakes’. A series of interconnected artificial lakes give a unique character to this city in Rajasthan. Of all the lakes, Lake Pichola is by far the most picturesque. Enjoy a boat ride on the calm waters of Lake Pichola as you watch the sun go down. The palaces built on two islands of the lake provide stunning views at dusk and remind you of the James Bond film, Octopussy.Highlights• Sunset on Lake Pichola• Jag Mandir and Jag Niwas palaces• City shoreline at dusk
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Jagmandir Island And Sunset Boat Ride On Lake Pichola, Udaipur Without Guide

Take a boat ride to Jag Mandir Palace hotel that is situated on an island of the same name on Lake Pichola in Udaipur. The palace featured in the James Bond film Octopussy. The boat ride with the sunset in the background will leave you with some great memories of your trip to Udaipur. Also visit Jag Mandir Palace, which has now been converted into a heritage hotel.Highlights• Boat ride on Lake Pichola • Jag Mandir Palace• Sculptures of elephants at the Palace
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Udaipur Full Day City Tour with Boat Ride

Udaipur, the “City of Lakes” in Rajasthan is undoubtedly the most romantic place in the Indian subcontinent. A popular tourist destination brimming with history, culture, scenic locations, and royal palaces. On this full-day tour of Udaipur, you will be exploring the massive City Palace and its attractions, float over the serene Lake Pichola on a lovely boat ride, admire the beautiful Jagdish temple, stop by at the Vintage Car Museum to watch the grand cars of the Maharajas (Kings) on display and lastly escape to the green retreat at Saheliyon-ki-Bari (Garden of the Maidens). The city offers immense photography opportunities to visitors with wonderful memories to be cherished forever. Your experience of Udaipur city will be enhanced by an expert tour guide who will share interesting stories and legends of the city with you.
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Excursion to Attend an Arranged Marriage in an Indian Village with Transfers !

Experience  Arranged Marriage in an Indian Village! with Transfer and explore the Wedding Rituals , Participate with them and enjoy wedding in Udaipur with meals and participation is Included in all Rituals and seeing them . Select Number of Adults and see Various Dates of Wedding in Udaipur and Find and Pickup as per your Trip Plan.
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Jagmandir Island And Sunset Boat Ride On Lake Pichola, Udaipur Without Transfers

Take a boat ride to Jag Mandir Palace hotel that is situated on an island of the same name on Lake Pichola in Udaipur. The palace featured in the James Bond film Octopussy. The boat ride with the sunset in the background will leave you with some great memories of your trip to Udaipur. Also visit Jag Mandir Palace, which has now been converted into a heritage hotel.Highlights• Boat ride on Lake Pichola • Jag Mandir Palace• Sculptures of elephants at the Palace
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Morning Or Evening Yoga Lake Pichola, Udaipur

This is one of the most important places to visit in Udaipur. Lake Pichola is the reason we call Udaipur the ‘City of Lakes’. Built in 1362, and extending 3 miles in length and 2 miles in breadth, this lake is an essential part of Udaipur and far by its best feature. Astonished and amazed by the beauty of Lake Pichola, Rudyard Kipling once wrote: “If the Venetian owned the Pichola Lake, he might say with justice, `see it and die'”. Take Kipling at his word and visit Lake Pichola when in Udaipur, both in the day and at night.
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Visit To Jag Mandir Island With Sunset Boat Ride On Lake Pichola, Udaipur

Take a boat ride to Jag Mandir Palace hotel that is situated on an island of the same name on Lake Pichola in Udaipur. The palace featured in the James Bond film Octopussy. The boat ride with the sunset in the background will leave you with some great memories of your trip to Udaipur. Also visit Jag Mandir Palace, which has now been converted into a heritage hotel.Highlights• Boat ride on Lake Pichola • Jag Mandir Palace• Sculptures of elephants at the Palace
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Experience Udaipur Full-Day Sightseeing Tour with Guide & Transports

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Private Tour To Udaipur City Palace Museum with Jagdish Temple & Boat Ride

Visit two of Udaipur’s key attractions on a private tour to the City Palace Museum and Jagdish Temple. Learn about the history of each location and the former Mewar Kingdom of India. After soaking up all the history at the City Palace, enjoy a shared boat ride across Lake Pichola to the Jagmandir Island Palace and end the tour at the ancient Jagdish Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu.
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Udaipur City Tour Private

Explore Udaipur in eight hours with this private tour, which takes travelers to all of the city's best-known attractions and more. Over the course of the day, you'll visit two lakes along with the sprawling City Palace, the famous Jagdish Temple, and the huge Bagore Ki Haveli, full of artifacts ranging from royal costumes to jewelry boxes. You'll also get to see the Monsoon Palace, with its stunning views over the desert.
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Guided Trip Tajmahal and Agra Fort with Tour Guide & Transports From New Delhi

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Luxury Delhi Agra Jaipur with Udaipur(Lake City) Tour in 7 Days

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2-Day Private Tour of Udaipur and Ranakpur

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Exclusive Dinner at Jagmandir Island Palace In Udaipur (With Boat Ride)

Feel like royalty on this dinner-time excursion to Jagmandir Island Palace, in the middle of Udaipur's lovely Lake Pichola. You’ll be picked up directly from your hotel and taken on a boat ride to the palace. Enjoy the sparkling evening views of Udaipur and the surrounding hills while eating a delicious three-course dinner. A romantic night out that’s ideal for couples seeking a special experience.
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Private Tour: Udaipur City Tour with Boat Ride on Lake Pichola

Make the most of your time in Udaipur with a private tour of top attractions in the City of Lakes, including stops at Jagdish Temple, City Palace, and more. This tour concludes with a boat ride across Lake Pichola and also includes lunch at a local restaurant, a private tour guide, and private transportation among your destinations.
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Full-day Tours

Culture, colour and Excitement - Udaipur Full day Sightseeing Trip

Spend the day visiting all of Udaipur's top attractions with a dedicated guide on this private sightseeing tour. Choose your own itinerary and travel at your own pace, focusing on the attractions and highlights that interest you. Your dedicated guide will accompany you, providing suggestions on tour stops and insightful commentary as you travel in your private vehicle.
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Walking Tours

Walking Tour of Udaipur’s Old City

Take a half-day walking tour of the Old City in Udaipur to view its many highlights up close. See landmarks including the City Palace, the sprawling 18th-century Bagor ki Haveli, and Gangaur Ghat on the banks of Lake Pichola. Stroll through narrow lanes and learn from the guide about the art of painting in miniature, a classic form of Udaipur. Proceed at a leisurely pace with regular stops.
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Skip-the-Line Tours

Experience Dharohar Folk Dance at Bagore Ki Haveli With Dinner & Transfers

Immerse yourself in the folk culture of Rajasthan on this private tour that includes a Dharohar folk dance performance and dinner at a lakeside restaurant. Traveling with a private guide means you'll get personalized attention and enjoy the ability to travel at your own pace.
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Food Tours

Evening Excursion: Bagore Ki Haveli & Lake Fatehsagar with Dinner

See the sights of Lake Fatehsagar and Bagore Ki Haveli lit up for the night on this evening excursion in Udaipur. Nighttime sightseeing includes commentary from a guide, a multi-course dinner at a local restaurant, and admission to the Dharohar Folk Dance Show. Enjoy views and photo ops of the lights over the lake and guarantee your admission to this popular folk dance show.
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Full Day City Sightseeing Tour with Tuk Tuk in Udaipur

When traveling by tuk tuk you can hear, see, and experience a place far more closely than you can when in a larger, more closed-off vehicle. This full-day sightseeing tour of Udaipur by tuk tuk allows you to really experience the city. Visit many of the sightseeing highlights, such as temples and palaces, while learning about the city’s rich culture and history from your knowledgeable driver.
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