Fateh Sagar Lake

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Timings : 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Time Required : 1-2 hrs

Entry Fee : Free

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Fateh Sagar Lake, Udaipur Overview

Lying to the north-west of Udaipur, Fateh Sagar Lake is a sparkling lake which is one of the major tourist spots in the city. Surrounded by the Aravalli Hills, it is the second largest artificial lake in the city and is known for its scenic beauty. The atmosphere here is calm, and tourists are bound to find themselves enthralled by the blanket of tranquillity the place warms them up with. One can witness the circumference of the Fateh Sagar Lake by driving on the Moti Magri Road and get a fantastic view of the entire lake. Apart from enjoying a laid-back afternoon in the serene beauty of this destination, you can also try your hand at boating and a number of other water sports that are available here for the visitors.

The Fateh Sagar Lake is sprawled over an area of one square kilometre and is divided into three distinct islands. The largest of these is called the Nehru Park and houses a boat-shaped restaurant and a small zoo for kids. It also doubles as a famous picnic spot. The second island has a public park with water-jet fountains. The third island comprises of the best solar observing site in all of Asia, the Udaipur Solar Observatory. Being one of the four lakes in the city, people often flock here to enjoy boating on the surreal blue waters and look at the scenic beauty. Its surreal beauty and quaint charms have made it one of the most popular weekend destinations and is a must visit for anyone touring the city.

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History of Fateh Sagar Lake

Originally, Maharana Jai Singh constructed the Fateh Sagar Lake in the year 1687. However, about 200 years later, the earthen bund forming the lake got washed away, thereby razing the lake. Subsequently, Maharana Fateh Singh built the Connaught dam in 1889 which gave shape to the present-day lake, and to honour him it was renamed Fateh Sagar Lake.

Boating at Fateh Sagar Lake

What's a trip to the Fateh Sagar Lake without a detour for some good old boating! One of the best ways to explore the verdant greenery of the city as you enjoy the spectacle of the Aravalli, boating here is a tourist favourite. Different types of boats are available at the service of the patrons and you can choose your pick from the same. The prices for the same are listed below:-

Boat ride: INR 15-30 (Indians), INR 60-125 (Foreign Nationals)
Motorboat: INR 200 (Adult), INR 100 (Child)
Speedboat: INR 200 for 30 minutes (8:00 AM to 4:30 PM)

Other Activities at the Fateh Sagar Lake

Being one of the activity hubs of the city, the Fateh Sagar Lake has quite a few interesting things for every kind of visitor. Revel in the beauty of this charming lake as you boat your way through its water, or sit back at the banks and go for a lazy afternoon of spotting local birds. You can also indulge in nature photography or bring along some snacks and have an impromptu picnic with your friends and family. The sunsets here are especially picturesque and you must visit this destination to witness the same! The most awaited activities are the various events that are held here, such as the Musical events and festivals.

Events at Fateh Sagar Lake

Fateh Sagar Lake is one of the few venues which hosts the hottest national and international events in the town. One of the most awaited events that are held here is the World Music Festival, which is a three-day celebration of music and all that it represents. Generally held sometime during the month of February, you can witness mesmerising performances by national and international artists. Be it poems or soul-stirring instrumentals, you are bound to find your kind of music here.

Another important festival held at the Fateh Sagar Lake is the Hariyali Amavasya Mela which sees a great footfall every year. Also known as the Green New Moon Fair, this celebration is held during the months of August/September or Shravan. It is a colourful celebration of the onset of the monsoon season and is celebrated over the course of three days. Fun, festivities and frolic mark these days and various cultural celebrations are held to welcome the rains.

How To Reach Fateh Sagar Lake

Private and state-owned cabs can be easily found from any part of the city and will drop you to Fateh Sagar Lake. Tuk-tuks are also a popular mode of transport in Udaipur, which will ferry you to your destination at a very cheap cost. You can also hire a cab to drop you right at the threshold of the lake.

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