Monsoon Update: स्वरूपसागर, उदयसागर के गेट खाेले, फतहसागर 12 फीट पार

  • उदयसागर का जलस्तर क्षमता से ऊपर। बांध के गेट खोल पानी को वल्लभनगर बांध में किया जाएगा अपवर्तन।
  • पिछोला लबालब होने के बाद स्वरूपसागर के काले किवाड़ खोले गए।

गुरुवार को हुई 2 घंटे की तेज़ बारिश के बाद शहर के सभी झीलों में पानी की आवक लगातार ज़ारी है। पिछोला में लगातार आवक के चलते स्वरूपसागर के गेट खोल दिए गए जिससे आयड़ नदी के ज़रिए उदयसागर तक पानी पहुँचने लगा।

उदयसागर बांध का जलस्तर भी 24 फ़ीट के चेतावनी स्तर से ऊपर पहुँच गया जिससे गुरुवार रात बांध के दो गेट 1-1 फ़ीट तक खोल दिए गए।

अगर ऐसी ही बारिश का सिलसिला जारी रहा तो फ़तहसागर जो अब तक 12 फ़ीट से ऊपर पहुँच गया है उसके भी गेट 13 फ़ीट भराव होते ही खोल दिए जाएँगे।

शहर में दाेपहर करीब डेढ़ घंटे में पौने तीन इंच पानी बरसा। गिर्वा तहसील कार्यालय के रेन गेज स्टेशन पर 65 मिमी बारिश रिकॉर्ड हुई। माैसम विभाग के विशेषज्ञों के अनुसार मेवाड़ में अगले दाे दिन में कहीं तेज ताे कहीं मध्यम बारिश हाेने की उम्मीद है।


Udaipur lakes breathing fresh air in Lockdown

As the industrial units, vehicle movement and tourist places in the city come to a halt while people being locked inside their houses, the level of pollution has reduced drastically allowing the city to breathe some fresh air.

And due to the reduced air and water pollution, the amount of oxygen in the city’s lakes has also increased.

While one cannot deny the fact that COVID-19 lockdown has severely strained the livelihoods of lakhs and played havoc with the economy. But if we look beyond the quarantined homes, there is a see a city in bloom. Blissfully unpolluted, greener and cleaner, Udaipur is reliving the memories of an era long gone.

The most dramatic turnaround has been water quality in the lakes of the city.

The lockdown has come as a blessing in disguise for these lifelines of the city. And there are visible signs that the two of most popular lakes of Udaipur — Fatehsagar and Pichola – are getting healed naturally. With major pollutants like boat ferries shut down and minimum human interference, the lockdown is having a profound impact on the city’s environment.

If we look into the before and after the lockdown figures of the lake water purity measurement from the Pollution Control Board, there has been a substantial improvement in the purity of the water.

The increased level of oxygen has also enhanced the clarity of the water making the base of the lakes visible.

As per the sources, the Pollution Control Board takes the water sample every month to study the pollution level.

The following table gives a clear picture of how much polluted the water of the lakes was before the lockdown and how the lockdown has given a new life to these waterbodies of the city.

Before Lockdown After Lockdown
Pichola 6.8 7.9 500 442 8.2 8.16 591 413
Fatehsagar 07 8.3 560 454 8.8 8.70 663 398
Udaisagar 05 8.6 1000 885 6.8 8.71 1265 885
Swaroop Sagar 06 8.2 500 408 7.6 8.43 538 376
Goverdhan Sagar 05 8.2 800 596 6.4 9.8 852 596
Badi Lake 08 8.4 400 300 8.8 8.63 410 287
Jaisamand Lake 07 7.2 500 400 8.8 8.57 558 390

Source: Patrika

  • DO – Dissolved Oxygen
  • pH – Potential of Hydrogen
  • EC – Electrical Conductivity
  • TDS – Total Dissolved Solids

Ever Wondered Why Pichola Is Called Pichola?-The Hidden Reasons Behind The Names Of Our Lakes!

Know The Story Behind The Names Of Our Lakes!

Udaipur is famous for its lakes and the scenic beauty these lakes hold. But have you ever wondered by these lakes are called by the names they have? Let us find out the hidden reasons behind the names of our lakes.

Fatehsagar Lakeudaipur

Fatehsagar or FS is one favorite lake of the people of Udaipur. The reason why the lake is called Fatehsagar is here. In 1687, Maharana Jai Singh constructed the lake, but after two hundred years the earthen pit which formed the lake was washed away during floods in Udaipur.

Then in 1889, Maharana Fateh Singh built the “Connaught Dam,” the one which we cross before the Dewali area, to mark the visit of King of Connaught. The dam enlarged the lake, and it was later renamed after the King as Fateh Sagar Lake.

Pichola Lakeudaipur

Lake Pichola has an unmatched view. Most of the luxurious hotels are in this area and give a panoramic view of the City Palace. Pichola is an artificial freshwater lake and has two legends behind its unusual name.

One, it was created in the year 1362 AD and is named after the nearby Picholi village. It was enlarged by Maharana Udai Singh II, by flooding Picholi village, which gave the lake its name.

Two, in 1362, the beautiful lake was built by Pichhu Banjara during the ruling period of Maharana Lakha, after whom the lake is named as ‘Pichola.’

Isn’t this interesting!!!

Badi Lakeudaipur

Why the lake has the name as ‘Badi’ has two legends again!

First, because it is near the village called Badi.

Second, as it’s also known as Jiyan Sagar, it was named after Jana Devi.  She was the mother of Maharana Raj Singh who built the lake Badi.

Jaisamand Lakeudaipur

The Maharana following his father (Maharana Raj Singh I who built Rajsamand Lake) created the lake Jaisamand.

He did it by damming a small river, the Gomati, and building a massive embankment. Jai Singh named this lake Jaisamand after himself. The meaning of the name is supposed to be ‘Ocean of Victory’ (Jai- His name and ‘mand’ meaning ‘ocean’). The lake is also known as Dhebar Lake and is India’s second-largest artificial lake.

Udai Sagar Lakeudaipur

It has a simple story; in 1559, Maharana Udai Singh constructed a dam on Berach River to make sure that his kingdom has an adequate supply of water. Udai Sagar Lake was developed as an outcome of this dam and is named after the king who built it.

Swaroop Sagar Lakeudaipur

Swaroop Sagar is an artificial lake.  Swaroop Sagar Lake was built by Maharana Swaroop Singh (1842-1861) after whom the lake is named as Swaroop Sagar.

The lake is also known as Kumhariya Talab, which serves as the connecting body between Lake Fateh Sagar and Pichola. It was built to avoid flood situations in the city and maintain a high water level in the adjoining lakes.

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[Pictures] UdaiSagar Overflows 2011

After the Overflow of Lake FatehSagar and Lake Pichola it was now turn of Lake UdaiSagar which is 13 kms in the east of Udaipur to overflow having capacity of 23Ft. and it finally overflowed. Continuing the series of Pictures here we have Pictures of Lake UdaiSagar Overflow 🙂 We hope you all like it.

Photos By Yash Sharma 

Udaisagar Overflow

Happy Monsoon 🙂


[Pictures] Water from Madar inflows to Fatehsagar

The ‘very’ excitement of water coming into Lake fatehsagar finally gets completed after a wait of a Month of Low Monsoon 🙂

After a heavy rain during the day time in various part of the city the gates of madar were finally opened to allow the inflow of water into lake fatehsagar 🙂  Udaipies gathered at at the Dewali Chhor of Fatehsagar to see the exclusive influx of water into our FS 🙂 We hope it overflows soon and the monsoon persist for a much longer time as it cheated us this year with delay 😛

Here are some of the pictures I clicked just for my Udaipur and UdaipurBlog team 🙂 Enjoy

Photos Videos

A Visit to Lakes of Udaipur on 15th

It had been long UdaipurBlog team made an outing. But finally bored of our studies we went out to have a look to our Beautiful lakes which were filling day by day. Firstly we went to Lake Pichola which was than at +7.2 Feet. The mesmerizing view of the lake and water rejoiced the hearts of udaipur. It seemed the whole udaipur has gathered their to see the Lake and Admire it.

Than we moved to Lake Fatehsagar where we found a huge crowd in start of the Lake Observing something. We went nearby and found that the water from lake pichola was now being transferred to Lake fastehsagar via Swaroop Sagar Link Channel.

Fatehsagar lake Udaipur

Here Are a Few Videos and Photos Of The Lakes 🙂 Enjoy Them.

Water Inflow at Fatehsagar Lake:

Awesome Lake Pichola:

Water Fountain:


Places to Visit

Fatehsagar Lake

To be found to the north of Lake Pichola, Maharana Jai Singh as a medium-sized perennial storage reservoir originally built the pretty Fateh Sagar Lake of Udaipur in 1678. Hills on three sides and Pratap Memorial on the fourth surround it and thus it presents captivating scenery. Since it had been destroyed due to heavy rains, Maharana Fateh Singh took it upon himself to bear the pains and expenditure of reconstructing the dam and it was in honor of his contributions to the place that the lake was named after him.

Today, in its present capacity, this lake serves as a second major source of drinking water of the city of Udaipur. One may opt to drive along the east bank while enjoying the scenic beauty of the lakeside or go in for a boat ride to any of the three islands of the lake that is a sure to be a pleasure with their distinct fervor and panoramic location. The largest of the three islands is indeed a lovely garden known as Nehru Park, which has been named after the esteemed first Prime Minister of India, Jawahar Lal Nehru. Its focal point is the boat shaped café, which is a hot favorite amongst the visitors who love to sip coffee as they take in the reigning tranquility and serenity of the place. The second island is for more scientific-minded people, especially those who love astronomy, as this is the place where a high-resolution solar observatory is strategically installed. It is considered a prime site for obtaining good solar images because of its secluded location with clear skies above and clear waters below it. The smallest island to the west has proved itself useful by providing a site to support a jet fountain. Lake Fateh Sagar is connected to Lake Pichhola through a canal that has gates. The lake has shape of a pear but has scant vegetation surrounding it.

Udaipur Speaks

Sukhadia Circle

Sukhadia Circle, Also Called The Heart Of Pachwati, Is An Splendid Turn Around Panchwati, Located In The North Of The Udaipur City. This Square, Is A Small Pond, With Ample Of White Beauty. Admist Of This Pond Lies A  21 Ft High Three-Tiered Fountain. This Fountain Made Up Of Marble Is Surmounted By A Wheat-Ear Motif, Which Is A Well Known Landmark Of Prosperity. Usually Provides A Superb View at Night When It Is Enlightened up by the Elucidation of Bright Lights, Creating A Sense Of Ecstasy In Everyone’s Mind. It Is Also Surrounded By Many Pleasant Gardens. This Sense Of Wet Greenary Creates A Feeling Of Peacefulness Among The People And Generate Attraction In The Mind Of Every Lovers.

These Squares Draws The Attention Of Everyone But Especially Children. People Are Usually Fond Of Water And Therefore Their Burning Desire Of  Boating Is Fulfilled Here. Children Make Funs In The Lawns And Float Toy Boats In The Pond. There Are Some Duck Shaped Paddle Boats And Many Other Varieties Of Quality Boats For Children’s Amusement. This  Centrepiece Is Again Attracted By The Food Stalls Which Surrounds It. The Delicious Pav Bhaji, Chola Bhaturaas, Chaumeen’s And Burgers Again Bounds Everyone To Visit This Place And Have The Fourishing Experience Of It. Families And Friends Come Together, Especially At Night, Playing Music ,Having Dozens Of Food, Cold Drinks And Tea Stalls Do A Thriving Trade. It Has Become A Popular Recreational Centre And Meeting Place For All Everyone To Visit .

Its Foundation Was Laid In 1968 And Was Opened In 1970.Sukhadia Circle Commemorates The Memory Of Udaipur Mohan Lal Sukhadia, One-Time Chief Minister Of Rajasthan And A Native Of Udaipur.