Rajasthan is one of the most popular destinations for tourists in India. If you are visiting Rajasthan for your holidays, make sure to catch Udaipur, which is an awesome place with lots of popular tourist attractions. It even has an artificial lake named Fateh Sagar Lake. It got its name from the Maharana Fateh Singh who ruled Udaipur and Mewar during the 1680s. He constructed this beautiful lake which is active even to this day and attracts thousands of visitors from all over the country.
Three beautiful islands:
This amazing lake has three beautiful islands namely Nehru Park, Udaipur Solar Observatory and the Public Park. The Nehru Park is the biggest among these and has a total area of 4 square km. The next big one is the Udaipur Solar Observatory also known as the USO, which is spread across 1.2 square km area. The third one is a small park which is about 0.06 square km in area and has some beautiful fountains. The Nehru Park has a beautiful boat shaped restaurant and even a small zoo which is very well maintained. The USO is well known as the best solar observing site in the entire Asian continent.
Even though the lake was built in 1687, it was washed away during floods and later in the year 1889, a dam named Connaught Dam was built in this place by Maharana Fateh Singh which brought the lake back into life. This lake is built in such a way that the runoff from nearby hills comes into this lake, and this keeps the lake active. Water from Pichola Lake, Madar Lake, and Badi Lake combine with the crystal clear water of this lake. It also has an outlet on one end on the eastern side to release excess water during monsoons. This beautiful lake supplies drinking water to the city of Udaipur. You can get to see a variety of flora and fauna in this place.
This famous place has also become a hub for cultural activities of the region and every year; the Hariyali Amavasya Mela is held in the month of August and September at this place. Apart from that, various International Events like the annual World Music Festival are also being organised at this location. Artists and musicians from across the globe participate and make this place even more beautiful.
How to reach Fateh Sagar Lake?
This lake is well planned and has good access by road. You can drive through the Moti Magri Road and enjoy the beauty of this lake. It can also be approached through the Fateh Sagar Drive and the Rani Road. The beautiful Aravali Hills that surround this lake adds a lot of beauty to this place, and you can get the amazing view of the mountains when you drive through these routes. Once you reach this place, do not forget to take the boat ride in the lake. You can take the motor boats and get to see most of the islands or take a relaxing pedal boat ride to enjoy the stunning beauty of this lake.
You can easily spend an entire day at this awesome lake in Udaipur. The scenic beauty of the Aravali Mountains beside the Fateh Sagar Lake makes for a stunning vision. Make sure to add this awesome location to your must-visit spots in Udaipur.
How to reach udaipur:
Udaipur is one of the most popular and well connected cities in Rajasthan, it is well connected through air and road links as well as railways and because of that a person traveling to Udaipur has all the options available and if a person is planing a road trip then also Udaipur is well connected to all the major cities of Rajasthan.
Maharana Pratap airport or Dabok airport is how the Udaipur airport is known as and it is well connected by daily flights from all the metro cities of India.
Udaipur railway station: It is known as udaipur city railway station (UDZ) and is well connected via rail route will all the major cities and town and trains are available round the clock also it is dotted with a number of hotels and lodges so if a person has not booked a place to stay can easily find accommodation here before starting his journey to the city of lakes .
by road connectivity: udaipur is connected to rest of the country through 3 national highways i.e NH8, NH48 , NH27 and apart from state transport buses there are a lot of private bus operators who connect udaipur to rest of the country and the kind of buses range from regular buses to sleeper coaches and Volvo bus service which is also operated by rajsthan state transport.