DOODH TALAI LAKE
ONE OF UDAIPUR’S MOST POPULAR TOURIST ATTRACTIONS
The road that takes visitors to Pichola Lake has another popular destination – the Doodh Talai Lake. The lake is nestled between several small hillocks which themselves are tourist attractions. The Deen Dayal Upadhyay Park and the Manikya Lal Verma Garden are part of the Doodh Talai Lake Garden. The Manikya Lal Verma Garden gives an amazing view of Lake Pichola and Doodh Talai Lake. It is among the more recent attractions and was built in 1995 by the Nagar Parhisad (Municipal Council) of Udaipur. One can reach the top by climbing steps or by driving up. Locals often go up the hillock to the Karni Mata Temple that houses a white stone idol of the goddess. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Park is a small garden on the adjacent hillock, developed by the Urban Improvement Trust (UIT) of Udaipur. Its highlight is Rajasthan’s first musical fountain, a popular attraction among the locals and visitors as well. The garden overlooks Lake Pichola and offers a spectacular view of sunset to visitors. A ropeway connects the tops of these two hillocks and takes tourists to the Karni Mata temple. This 4-minute ride is Rajasthan’s first ropeway and offers a panoramic view of the city.