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Fateh Sagar Lake Udaipur

Features:

  • Fateh Sagar Lake is one of the four lakes in Udaipur, Rajasthan.
  • This artificial, fresh water lake was constructed by Maharana Jai Singh in 1678 AD.
  • It was later reconstructed by Maharana Fateh Singh in 1889 AD, after the earthen dam was washed away in floods.
  • Maharana Fateh Singh built Connaught Dam (also known as the Pal or the Drive) to commemorate the visit of Duke of Connaught and the lake was renamed as Fateh Sagar Lake.
  • The dimensions of this lake are as follows:
    • Maximum Length: 2.4 Km
    • Maximum Width: 1.6 Km
    • Depth: Average depth is 18 ft (5.4 m) and Maximum depth is 44ft (13.4 m)
    • Surface Area: 4 sq Km
    • Shore Length: 8.5 Km
  • It has three intake channels and one overflow channel which is used usually in the rainy season.
  • Monsoon rains are the main source of water for the lake.
  • It was initially made for irrigation, but now irrigation supply has been discontinued and it is the second major source of drinking water for Udaipur.
  • The lake temperature varies from 19 C in January to 29.4 C in June at the surface and 16.8 C and 28.5 C at the bottom of the lake.
  • There are 3 small islands in the lake and can be visited by motorboats.
  • The largest island has Nehru Park which also has a boat shaped restaurant.
  • The second island has a public park and has water jet fountain.
  • The third island has the Udaipur Solar Observatory, which is the best solar observing site in Asia.
  • The entire circumference of lake can be covered by road via Fateh Sagar Road, Moti Magri Road and Rani Road.
  • Hariyali Amavasya Mela is organised every year near the lake in August/ September.
  • Many national and international events are organised near Fateh Sagar Lake every year.
Fateh Sagar Lake Udaipur
Fateh Sagar Lake Udaipur

Activities

  • Boating: via Paddle Boats, Motor Boats, Canoes.
  • Visit to Nehru Garden via boat.
  • Street food available at Bambaiya Bazar.
  • Several parks are located around Fateh Sagar Lake, with a few having Open Air Gym, with free entry.
Fateh Sagar Lake Udaipur
Fateh Sagar Lake Udaipur

How to Reach

  • By Air: The nearest airport is Maharana Pratap Airport, Dabok.
  • By Train: The nearest railway station is Udaipur City Railway Station.
  • By Road: It is situated in the north of Lake Pichola and is easily accesible by road via Auto rickshaws, Taxis etc.
Fateh Sagar Lake Udaipur
Fateh Sagar Lake Udaipur