Looking at the place some might be guessing is it Marine drive of Mumbai but then how come those mountains out there? Hold on your breathe, to one of the most amazing place in Udaipur, none other then Fateh Sagar Lake. What Marine drive is to Mumbaikars the same is FatehSagar Lake to the people residing here in Udaipur.
An artificial lake named after Maharana Fateh Singh of Udaipur and Mewar. Within it confines the other three small islands; which enhances more to the beauty of this lake. Among the three islands, the largest is the Nehru Park which is a popular tourist attraction. The second island has a public park with an impressive water-jet fountain and last but not the least, the third island is the address for the Udaipur Solar Observatory (USO).
The Nehru Park is accessible to one by the inboard motor boats available with some reasonable amount of charges of the authorities. There are also speed boats for adventure and experience seekers with all the thrill and waves lashing all over you. Chills and Goosebumps! An immense amount of greenery and a fountain right in the middle is an another jewel in the glittering cluster of this lake. Being the most popular picnic spot, which is not too far from the city, it is also referred as ‘The second Kashmir’ of India. It has been so popular destinations among people; it also organizes various national and international events at a great scale.
FatehSagar lake is a venue for the first edition of India’s first ‘Udaipur World Music Festival’. This festival started in 2016 and now the second edition is announced to be held from February 10th to 12th, 2017. Performances are made by artists and musicians from more than 12 countries including Italy, Spain, France, Ghana, Venezuela as well as India.
There is another festival called the ‘Hariyali Amavasya Mela’ also called as ‘Green New Moon Fair; which is organized in the month of Shravan (August/September) at the lake precincts. Other then, this lake being a photographer’s delight there are also some amazing street food restaurants which are famous for their delicious food at cheaper rates along with the beverages, icecreams and the most chilled rabdi malai gola with amazing flavours and taste. One can also enjoy having rides on the fancy decorated camel and horse.
This place been so amazing, fascinating and giving oneself so many mesmerizing feeling can’t be left by anyone to visit. So, aren’t your hearts beating too fast to visit this place soon? So what are you waiting for?