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Reet Cheema Jun 05 2014

Which are the 10 best lakes in India

Anupriya Bedi Jun 05 2014
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Quick, close your eyes and think of a tranquil, calm place. Chances are you saw an image of a deep blue, placid lake. If you are having a stressed out day, check out the 10 best lakes in India. These magnificent water bodies are so beautiful that these images will leave you feeling calm and happy and eager to explore these amazing lakes.

Photo of Pangong Tso Lake (by Nitin Das)

1. Gurudongmar Lake, Sikkim

Gurudongmar Lake
is one of the highest lakes in the world. This picturesque lake, surrounded by milky-white snow-covered peaks, is located in the northernmost part of Sikkim, close to the Indo-China border.

Photo of Gurudonnmar Lake (by Siddhartha Mandal)

2. Pangong Tso, Ladakh

Pangong Tso
is one of the highest lakes in Asia. It is situated in Ladakh, the ice desert region of the Himalayas. The serene, bright blue waters and rocky lakeshore is something that will remain etched in your memory forever. One-third of the lake falls in India and the rest in Tibet.

Photo of Pangong Tso Lake (by GPS 1)

3. Dal Lake, Srinagar

Dal Lake is one of the major attractions in Srinagar. Dotted with beautiful shikaras and magnificent houseboats, this lake is a reflection of the pristine beauty of Kashmir.

Photo of Dal Lake (by Basharat Shah)

4.Tso Moriri Lake, Ladakh

Tso Moriri Lake is a high altitude lake and an unmatched example of panoramic, colourful, remote and mystical experience.

Photo of Tso Moriri Lake (by Prabhu B Doss)

5. Lake Pichola, Udaipur

Pichola Lake is the crowning glory of the City of Lakes--Udaipur. The lake is enveloped by beautiful and ethereal palaces, temples, bathing ghats and elevated hills on all its sides.

Photo of Lake Pichola (by Kalyan 3)

6. Chilka Lake, Orissa

Chilka Lake is Asia’s largest inland brackish water lake. It offers visitors a spectacular display of its colourful avian charms in a thousand different hues. Over 160 species of birds arrive at this lake between November and February.

Photo of Chilka Lake (by Rajib Sharma)

7. Naini Lake, Nainital

The Naini Lake is the major attraction of Nainital. The pear-shaped lake surrounded with lush green peaks apparently has a lot of religious significance also. It is believed that Lord Shiva performed tandava here at this very lake. Take a laid-back boating trip and capture pictures on your camera and in your mind of nature at its lushest best. The lake is one of the most popular places to visit in Nainital.

Photo of Naini Lake (by Sandeepachetan.com)

8. Emerald Lake, Ooty

The Emerald Lake nestled in the Nilgiris is a sight to behold. It is a breathtakingly beautiful lake tucked away in a small village near Ooty. Solitude lovers must go here to enjoy nature at its best.

Photo of Emerald Lake (by Sankara Subramanian)

9. Kodai Lake, Kodaikanal

Kodai Lake is a gem tucked away in south India. Hire cycles or take a pony ride around the lake or take a boat ride on the lake. Walking around the lake is a pleasant experience too.

Photo of Kodai Lake (by Chocolate-n-Nuts)

10. Prashar Lake, Mandi

Prashar Lake at a height of 2730 meters above sea level, is one of the hidden gems of Himachal Pradesh. There is 3 storeyed pagoda-like temple dedicated to the famous sage Prashar near the lake. The lake is frozen and covered with snow for almost half of the year. This is the ideal place to get away from the hustle bustle of daily life and enjoy a break.

Photo of Prashar Lake (by Somesh Kumar)

These 10 best lakes in India are so beautiful and tranquil that once you visit them, you will never feel like leaving.

I have visited gurdongmar lake.but i m not happy that ptisso &madhuri lake of arunachal,borapani lake of meghalaya and tsango lake of sikkim are not in the list which are must have to be in the list
Where is Asia largest lake" Wular lake "of Kashmir..
Akanksha Bumb Sachdeva Jun 08 2014
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I agree with Jayant. Sungetsar (madhuri) lake should have made it. So does Chandratal. I am amazed Chandratal is not there. And trust me, Pichola, Naini and Kodai Lake are way too commercialised. Much better options would have been Renuka.
Rajesh Ranaut Dec 17 2014
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true akanksha
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