Swaroop Sagar Lake in Udaipur is an artificial lake, it was built by Maharana Swaroop Singh of Mewar dynasty during his reign during 1842-61; hence it was named after the same Mewar ruler. This Lake was created to fulfill the water needs of the residents. The Swaroop Sagar Lake is also known as Kumharia Talab, it is connected to Lake Pichola and Fateh Sagar Lake.
During monsoon, when Udaipur receives a good amount of rainfall, the lake gates are opened one by one in the situation of Lake Overflow. In the Lake Overflow situation, one can see the dams constructed on the Swaroop Sagar Lake slid up and water gushing through the lake and taken to Fateh Sagar Lake through a water channel.
The Swaroop Sagar Lake is behind the famous Jagdish Temple near Chandpole connecting to Rangsagar. Swaroop Sagar Lake is easily approachable by road from the Udaipur City. This lake is always busy with the public as it is well located; visitors and locals visit this lake to admire the beauty. Monsoon is indeed the best time to glance and spend some time near the Swaroop Sagar Lake as it is lit with colorful lights along with waterfalls from the dam.
Swaroop Sagar Lake was built to balance the flood situation and maintain the water level in the connecting lakes. But post 1999, the formation of artificial lakes was banned in Udaipur and the nearby areas of the lake were declared as no construction zone.
Structure of Swaroop sagar lake
Swaroop Sagar Lake has a dam-like structure which consists of four gates. The gates will open to maintain the water levels of connecting lakes. The lake becomes more attractive when all the gates get open. It looks like god is showering water to the city of Lakes Udaipur. At this time, the atmosphere is more pleasing and people love to visit this place.