Badi Lake is a beautiful destination with an awesome viewpoint located just 12km outside of Udaipur. Here’s all the info for visiting.
Badi Lake is located in the village of Badi, around 12km from the city of Udaipur.
The best way to reach the lake from Udaipur is to rent a taxi/tuk tuk driver for the day.
We recommend getting a group of people together and negotiating a price you’re all happy to split.
There’s also a parking area at the entrance to Badi Lake, where the driver can pay 20 Rupees to wait for you.
If you’re looking to trek to the top of the Bahubali Hill, we recommend following google maps to ‘Sunset Point’ and starting from there.
The trek is not too strenuous and takes roughly 20-30 minutes.
However it is a little rough/rocky, so may not be suitable for children.
For those short on time, or that prefer everything to be organised for them, there are some awesome tours on Get Your Guide available to book in advance.
The lake is free to enter and is also free to hike to the top of the Bahubali Hill viewpoint.
There are no gates or guards patrolling the lake.
Again as there are no gates or guards patrolling Badi Lake, you can visit at anytime.
However locals discourage tourists to visit past sunset, as it is often a destination large groups of people choose to get drunk.
Udaipur is a good place to visit all year round, and the temperature never really drops.
However we would recommend trying to avoid monsoon season which runs between July – September.
The best time to visit Badi Lake would be early in the morning or late in the afternoon to avoid the peak heat of the day.
You will never find many tourists at Badi Lake, whichever time you choose to visit, as it’s not an extremely well known destination.
We visited in the morning and pretty much had the whole hike to ourselves, making for a peaceful trek and beautiful views!
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Badi Lake History
Badi Lake is an artificial lake that was built by Maharan Raj Singh I, in the village of Badi in 1680.
It was built with the intention to counter the effects of famine and drought in the Udaipur region, and went ahead to serve as a primary source of water during the droughts of 1973.
Nowadays tourists from all over India, as well as international visitors, head to the lake for hiking and swimming.
What To Expect At Badi Lake In Udaipur
The hike from Badi Lake to the top of Bahubali Hill begins at Sunset Point and takes roughly 30 minutes to summit.
It’s not too strenuous, and once you reach the top, you can enjoy the 180 degree view of Badi Lake and its surrounding.
Badi Lake and Bahubali Hill are not on the usual tourist circuit of Udaipur, however, luckily we were advised to check them out by a local.
After exploring and climbing through the cacti all the way up, our jaws literally dropped and cameras came straight out at the insane viewpoint.
On a clear day you can see for miles, and the jagged islands that protrude Badi Lake give some of the mountains in Europe a run for their money.
Badi Lake in Udaipur really is a hidden gem for nature lovers. With a pleasant, quiet environment and almost no people in sight we recommend taking a picnic and spending a few hours exploring.
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