The Most Beautiful Lakes in India

 

Pichola lake

Pichola Lake (Rajasthan)- It is situated in Udaipur city in the Indian state of Rajasthan, is an artificial fresh water lake, created in the year 1362 AD, named after the nearby Picholi village. It is the oldest Lake of Udaipur that is known for its picturesque background. Pichola Lake is enveloped by lofty Palaces, temples, bathing ghats and elevated hills on all its sides. In the southern part of this lake, there is a hill that is known as Machhala Magra and one can see glimpse of Eklinggarh Fort from here.

 

 

 

GurudogmarGurudogmar Lake (Sikkim)- This is one of the highest lakes in the world, located at an altitude of 17,800 ft (5,430 m) in the Indian state of Sikkim. It is a lake which is considered sacred by both Buddhists and Sikhs. Being the second highest lake in India, the panoramic and scenic beauty of the place is a sight to behold. The view of Mount Siniolchu and Khanchendzonga is breathtaking from that point. The beauty of the lake is awesome and out of the world spectacle. Surrounded by snow clad mountains and crystal clear icy water.

 

 

 

Chilka LakeChilka Lake (Orissa)- Chilika Lake is a brackish water lagoon, spread over the Puri, Khurda and Ganjam districts of Odisha state on the east coast of India, at the mouth of the Daya River, flowing into the Bay of Bengal, covering an area of over 1,100 km². Some of the prominent islands like Nalabana, Kalijal, Somolo, Honeymoon, Break-fast, Birds and Rajahansa inhabited by small subsistence fishermen families, are popular destinations for daily boat trips.

 

 

 

Tso MoririTso moriri lake (Ladakh)- Picturesquely located in secluded, breathtakingly beautiful Rupshu Valley, the high-altitude Tso Moriri Lake is less than 250 kilometers southeast of Leh. Flanked by lofty mountains, this serene lake is about 4,000 meters above sea level. Tso Moriri is approximately 29 kilometers long and up to 8 kilometers wide. Tso Moriri attracts a range of wildlife, including migratory birds, marmots and rarely the Tibetan wolves.

 

 

 

 

Hemkund

Hemkund sahib lake (Uttarakhand)- Hemkund Sahib (also spelled Hemkunt), known as Gurudwara Sri Hemkunt Sahib Ji, is a Sikh place of worship and pilgrimage site in Chamoli district, Uttarakhand, India. It is devoted to Guru Gobind Singh Ji (1666–1708). The lake is mesmerising & sacred for Hindus & Sikh pilgrims. One can take bath in holy lake. Worth taking bath in Ice cold water. This place is 6 kms from Ghangaria.

 

 

 

berijam lake-1000Berijam lake (Tamil nadu)- Berijam Lake is a reservoir near Kodaikanal town in Dindigul district of Tamil Nadu, South India. Berijam lake is about 20 – 25 kms from kodaikanal inside forest area. You need official permission to enter the forest area. The drive upto the lake is pretty decent as well and there are a couple of stops on the way for photos. The lake entry point is situated at the end of the forest road. Near the lake is a temple as well.

 

 

 

Tsongmo lake (Sikkim)-Tsongmo lake (Sikkim)- Also known as Changu lake, it is an extremely beautiful glacial lake in the east Sikkim of the Indian state of Sikkim, located at 12,313 ft, the lake remains frozen during the winter season. The Tsongmo lake is considered extremely sacred by the local people. The place is a paradise for bird lovers with large number of blue wistling thrush, redstarts & forktails around.

 

 

 

 

 

dal lake-1000Dal lake (Jammu & Kashmir)- The beautiful Dal lake is situated in Srinagar in the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir. Over 15km around, Dal Lake is Srinagar’s jewel, a vast, mirror-flat sheet of water reflecting the carved wooden balconies of the houseboats and the misty peaks of the Pir Panjal mountains. Flotillas of gaily painted shikaras (gondola-like taxi boats) skiff around the lake, transporting goods to market, children to school and travellers from houseboat to shore.

 

 

 

 

PangongPangong lake (Ladakh)- Pangong Lake, is an endorheic lake in the Himalayas situated at a height of about 4,350 m (14,270 ft). It is 134 km (83 mi) long and extends from India to China. Approximately 60% of the length of the lake lies in China. The name Pangong is derived from the Tibetan word Banggong Co meaning long, narrow, enchanted lake. While one third of the lake is in India, the remaining two thirds is in Tibet that is controlled by China. The mesmerising views of this lake attract tourists from all over the globe throughout the year.

 

 

 

 

Vembanad lake (Kerala)- Vembanad is the longest lake in India, and the largest lake in the Indian state of Kerala. It is also counted as one of the largest lakes in India. The serene lake comes alive during Onam with a spectacular water regatta – the snake boat races. The lake is divided into 2 halves by a saltwater barrier and you can see the difference between the brackish and fresh water.

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