If you want to have a peaceful day alone or with your friends and family then Udaisagar Lake is a perfect place for you. The serene ambience here will provide solace to your soul. Udai Sagar Lake has situated 13 km to the east of Udaipur, with a length of 4 km and width 2.5 km this lake stores all the excess water during the rainy season.
Currently, the water of the lake is supplied to the closely situated zinc smelter. The lake has two islands in it. People visit this lake to enjoy the tranquil water of this lake. It is a good place to have a picnic with your family.
History of Udai Sagar lake
The history of this place is very rich as it includes some major incidence of past. The construction of this lake started in 1596 by Maharana Udai Singh and got completed in 1565. This lake is the result of a dam that was constructed on Berach River in 1559. Maharana Udai Singh constructed this dam so that adequate water could be supplied to his kingdom.
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.