Are you aware of the fact that there is a beautiful city located in Rajasthan which is called as the Venice of the East.
This serene city accommodates pristine lakes, clear skies and lovely surroundings which are sure to lure you with its rich beauty
The grand lakes stretching in its lap and the beautiful plush palaces adding more to its glamour quotient makes it justified to call it as Venice of The East.
Let’s discuss its beautiful lakes which all tourists visit once before leaving the town:
Fateh Sagar Lake: The 2.5 kilometre long pear shaped Fateh Sagar Lake is the 17th century water body which was built by erstwhile ruler Maharana Jai Singh, however, was later remodelled by Maharaja Fateh Singh.
With 3 islands in its vicivity, the lake attracts thousands of tourists to this place. The best season to visit this place is from October and March.
Pichola Lake: The artificial freshwater lake was built in 14th century and has been a hit of Bollywood and Hollywood shoots. The lake is picturesque, serene and beautiful and accommodates three islands called as Jag Mandir, Mohan Mandir and Arsi Vilas.
Jag Mandir has a palace with the same name and as per history, Shah Jahan stayed here for some time after a tiff with his father Jahangir. The daily views of Lake Palace inspired him the design of Taj Mahal which was built many years later of his stay here. The other structure Mohan Mandir looks like a temple but is uncompleted structure while Arsi Vilas houses a palace on it. A boat ride on Lake Pichola gives a mesmerising view of the surroundings.
Udaisagar Lake: This 16th century lake was built by Maharana Udai Singh to meet water crisis in his terrirtory. Many battles and wars were fought along the side of this lake and hence it has a strong historical significance. The Maharana ie built a huge dam from marble as a means of irrigation during drought days, says people around.
A Shiva temples been built on the temple.