Lake Badi, Rajasthan

The city of Udaipur, is undoubtedly famous, but Lake Badi, is often missed out by tourists. However, this artificial lake has been quite famous, in the recent years. The lake Badi was built by Maharana Raj Singh I (1652), in order to curb the effects of a horrible famine that had struck his kingdom. Little did he know that in the future, the lake would become the only source of water during the drought of 1973.

The Lake Badi has an embankment that hosts a number of chattris (kiosks), that are engraved with exquisite historical art. This place is often occupied by people who want to enjoy artistic and natural beauty at the same time. For people looking for adventure, and a wonderful 180 degree view of the lake, a short trek through the right steep diversion at the entrance of the lake can lead you to this point, referred to as Bahubali hill. The lake badi has an almost unending expanse, and the trek helps you see the “humped hill”, as it is often called, situated amidst the lake, making the view point not only attractive to the eyes but also quite photogenic. The place has not yet been too commercialised, making it the perfect spot to enjoy a carefree environment in the lap of nature.

A collaboration of History and Natural beauty and an epitome of the peaceful existence of Man and Nature, Lake Badi, is definitely a spot that one must not miss, when in Udaipur in Rajasthan. Lake Badi provides a break from the hustle and bustle of other tourist places, by its calm ambience and helps one take a fresh breath of nature.

Timings

Lake Badi open at 08:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Entry Fees

no-entry fee

Boat Ride Tickets

30 INR per head for Regular Boat Ride; 200 INR per head for Motor Boat Ride and 400 INR per head for Speed Boat Ride (08:00 AM to 04:00 PM)

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