Udaipur: Lake City of India has received another honor in regards to its oldest lake. Lake Pichola of the city was honored with the title “India’s Favorite Natural Attraction HolidayIQ Award” at a Tourism Award Ceremony held at Hotel Taj Man Singh in New Delhi. These results were generated by analyzing the content submitted by travel communities.
The award winning Lake of Udaipur is a picturesque artificial fresh water lake that was constructed in the year 1362 by a tribesman. Later, impressed by the charm of the lake, Maharana Udai Singh constructed his new capital- Udaipur, on its banks. There are four islands on the lake- Jag Niwas, Jag Mandir, Mohan Mandir and Arsi Vilas. Over time, architecture and art bloomed on these islands as well as the shores of the lakes. Spectacular sites like Taj Lake Palace, Jag Mandir palace, Samore Bagh, and City Palace are now part of the Lake, situated either on the shores or on one of the islands the lake is studded with.
Apart from these particular edifices, other architectural sites like marble temples, luxurious mansions, ghats, chabutaras, gardens, and even a bird sanctuary too are built around the serene waters of this beautiful lake. It is these beautiful sites, presence of which adds to the natural charm of the lake, making it worthy of the title it has just earned.