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“Beautiful scenery, pity about the 'Improvements'”

Lake Fatehsagar Udaipur
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Owner description: Fateh Sagar Lake is the second artificial lake of Udaipur, the first being Jaisamand lake. Located in the north of Lake Pichola, Fateh Sagar Lake lies just besides the entrance to Moti Magri Hill. Built in 1678 by Maharana Jai Singh, Fateh Sagar Lake got its name from Maharana Fateh Singh, who later made additions to it. Talking about the statistics of Fateh Sagar, the lake extends to the length of 2.4 km, 1.6 km. in width and deep to the extent of 11.5 meter. Fateh Sagar Lake is well-planned with three intake channels and an overflow channel that is usually brought into play in the rainy season. Fateh Sagar Lake is embellished by three small islands, which can be reached by taking a boat ride in the lake. The largest island of the lake is developed into a park by the name of Nehru Park. The garden comprises a boat-shaped restaurant and a small zoo for children. This island park is the favorite picnic spot of Udaipur dwellers. The second island is converted into a public park with brilliant water-jet fountains by the Government of Rajasthan. The third island addresses Udaipur Solar Observatory, which is the best solar observing site in Asia. Fateh Sagar Lake is quiet place where people usually come for relaxation and to lighten up amidst the serene waters of the lake. From the bottom of Moti Magri Hill, you can hire pedal boats or motor boats as per your convenience to enjoy a boat ride in the lake.
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“Beautiful scenery, pity about the 'Improvements'”
Reviewed 27 February 2012

In the early morning (before the traffic, the noise and the pollution return), this is (despite the hundreds of stray dogs, the litter, the stench of stale food from the night-time fast food stalls) a magical place. The sunrise, the cry of peacocks, the bell ringing in the little temple, the yoga devotees taking their cold morning dip in the sacred lake - it really does have its marvelous sides...Not even the piped music squeaking at you from the lamposts (Yes, I am not kidding - there are loudspeakers inside the lamposts all along the dam wall...) even the rubbish music and the kitsch decorations don't entirely destroy the atmosphere. But what man can do to spoil this place is done, thoroughly, again and again every day. Aided and abetted, it would appear, by the Rjasthan State Tourist Corporation or whatever other bunches of tasteless wackos are responsible for the 'improvements'. The road on the east side of the lake has been ruined by junk food stalls. Now a stretch of road on the west has been ominously widened - so we must expect the worst to follow.

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“Beautiful with the Aravallis in the backdrop”
Reviewed 23 February 2012

I have visited Udaipur thrice in the past decade and have seldom seen so much water in the lakes as on this visit. The historic buildings and the mountains are a perfect foil for Lake Fatehsagar. I was pressed for time or else could have spent hours sitting on the lake side. There are options of walking on the necklace road beside the lake as well.

Visited January 2012
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“nice park”
Reviewed 15 February 2012

Best thing in fatehsagar lake is a island garden called nehru park best for the couples who can sit there for hours with a awesome view. Cafeteria in nehru garden is pathetic. boat ride is also not that comfortable.

Visited February 2012
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“Heart of Udaipur”
Reviewed 11 February 2012

If Udaipur is Venice of East for lake Pichola and surrounding areas.This is why Udaipur is Kashmir of Rajasthan .THe Lake offers ,something for everyone,fun,adventure,solace,peace,freshness,drinking water and list goes on.A stroll on it shores are rejuvenating , the morning breeze ,especially in summers is refreshing.The city dwellers have the obsession for this which is very palpable.

Visited February 2012
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“great to walk”
Reviewed 5 February 2012

best time to go is early morning or in the evening around sunset. do walk to the temple Nimach Mata for a great view of the city

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