Lake Fatehsagar Udaipur (Entry Fee, Timings, Best time to visit)

Regular Boat :- INR 30 for Regular Boat, INR 200 for children
Motor Boat :- INR 200 for adults, INR 100 for children
Speed Boat :- INR 200
Timing :- 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Best Time To Visit :- October to March


In 1687, Maharana Jai Singh first constructed the lake but two hundred years later the earthen bund which formed the lake was washed away during floods, and thereafter Maharana Fateh Singh, in 1889, built the "Connaught Dam" on Lake Dewali to mark the visit of Duke of Connaught, son of Queen Victoria. The dam enlarged the lake, and it was later renamed, Fateh Sagar Lake.

Hydrology and structures

The runoff emerging from surrounding hills drains into this lake. The lake is pear-shaped and is encircled by the Aravalli hills on three sides with a straight gravity stone masonry dam on the eastern side which has a spillway to discharge flood flows during the monsoon season.

Fateh Sagar Lake is connected to Pichola Lake, Madar Lake, and Badi Lake by three causeways. It receives water through three inlet channels and has an overflow section in its 800-meter-long masonry dam on the eastern side. The lake primarily relies on monsoon rains for water supply. Initially built for irrigation purposes, it now serves as the second major source of drinking water for Udaipur, with irrigation functions discontinued. A canal from Rang Sagar Lake links to Fateh Sagar Lake, and a controlled canal gate further connects it to Lake Pichhola. The northeastern embankment is known by three names: Pal, Drive, or Connaught Bund.

During drought conditions with minimal rainfall, Fateh Sagar Lake may face insufficient water storage to meet demands. To combat water loss through evaporation, cetyl alcohol (hexadecanol) is sprayed over the lake surface as a protective measure.

Events at Fateh Sagar Lake

World Music Festival:-Fateh Sagar Lake is one of the few venues which hosts the hottest national and international events in the town. One of the most awaited events that are held here is the World Music Festival which is a three-day celebration of music and all that it represents. Generally held sometime during the month of February, you can witness mesmerising performances by national and international artists. Be it poems or soul-stirring instrumentals, you are bound to find your kind of music here.

Hariyali Amavasya Mela:-Hariyali Amavasya Mela which sees a great footfall every year. Also known as the Green New Moon Fair, this celebration is held during the months of August/September or Shravan. It is a colourful celebration of the onset of the monsoon season and is celebrated over the course of three days. Fun, festivities and frolic mark these days and various cultural celebrations are held to welcome the rains.

Things to Do at Fateh Sagar Lake

  • Boating & adventurous water activities
  • Enjoy tiny islands
  • Sunset
  • Photography
  • Visit Vintage Car Museum
  • Go shopping at Hathi Pole Market
  • Enjoy delicacy foods