Lake Pichola is one of the most popular tourist places in Rajasthan. It is an artificial lake which has been named after the Picholi village and was created in 1362 AD. It is one of the several contiguous lakes in Udaipur, which were primarily developed to meet the irrigation and drinking requirements of the local people.
There are four islands on the lake and palaces have been developed on these lakes to provide a better view of the expanse of the lake. The four islands and the palaces built on them are:
Jag Niwas – the Lake Palace is built on this island.
Jag Mandir – the Jag Mandir is built on this island.
Mohan Mandir – a palace was built on this island and it was used by the king for watching the annual Gangaur festival celebrations.
Arsi Vilas – the Arsi Vilas is a small island which has an ammunition depot and a small palace. This palace was used by the kings to view the sunsets.