Udai Sagar Lake is another striking lake that falls under the category of five lakes of Udaipur. Udaisagar Lake is located at a distance of about 13 kms in the east of Udaipur. The construction of this lake was started in 1559 by Maharana Udai Singh and got completed in 1565. Udai Sagar Lake extends to 4 km in length 2.5 km in width and deep to the extent of 9 meters at the maximum. Actually, Udai Sagar Lake was the result of a dam that took its start in 1559.
Maharana Udai Singh constructed this dam on Berach River, to ensure
adequate supply of water in his kingdom. Dam at Udaisagar Lake drains
about 479 sq km of the country and covers an area of 10.5 sq kms. It has
a storage capacity of 23.4 milli cubic meter. To manage the overflowing
lake during rainy season, one channel has been made connecting to Berach
River. Today, the water of this lake is used in the zinc smelter close
to Debari. The lake usually has plenty of water with the exception of
In 1573, Maharana Pratap Singh was invited by Kunwar Man Singh on the
banks of Udai Sagar Lake to talk about the surrendering terms and
conditions to Akbar (Mughal Emperor). The invitation was declined by
Pratap Singh and he even insulted Man Singh. This incident led to the
Battle of Haldighati in 1576. Later, Maharana Raj Singh conquered the
army of Emperor Aurangzeb near the embankment of Udai Sagar Lake. People
visit this lake to enjoy the serene waters of this lake.
Udai Sagar Lake is one amongst the five lakes of Udaipur. Read more about the Udaisagar Lake of Rajasthan.
Udai Sagar Lake
|Location:||13 kms in the east of Udaipur, On Berach River|
|Built by:||Maharana Udai Singh|
|Built in:||During 1559 - 1565|
|How to reach:||One can easily reach Udai Sagar Lake either by taking Regular buses, auto-rickshaws or by hiring taxis from the city|