Fateh Sagar Lake is the second artificial lake of Udaipur City, the first being Jaisamand lake. It is located in the north of Pichola Lake, Fateh Sagar Lake is placed just beside the entrance to Moti Magri Hill. It was built by Maharana Jai Singh in 1678, Fateh Sagar Lake got its name from Maharana Fateh Singh Ji, who later made various enhancements to its beauty by making several additions to it. Talking about the statistics of Fateh Sagar, the lake extends to the length of 2.4 km, 1.6 km. in width and deep to the extent of 11 meters approx. During the monsoons, the lake covers the total area of around 1 sq km.
This lake consists of three small islands. The largest among these islands is developed into a park named as Nehru Park that spreads over an area of nearly 4 sq.km. This island is famous for picnics, it contains a small zoo especially designed for kids, a beautiful garden and a few small restaurants. One could enjoy tasty food in a boat-shaped restaurant located in this park. The second island with an area of 0.06 sq. km has also developed by the government of Rajasthan as a public park with dazzling water-jet fountains and gardens. The third island with an area of 1.2 sq.km has the best solar observing site in Asia, the Udaipur Solar Observatory (USO).
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