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Pritha Manchanda Aug 20 2014

Which are the best lakes in the world?

Anupriya Bedi Aug 20 2014
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Nothing beats the sight of a placid, majestic lake. Here are the 10 best lakes in the world. These lovely water bodies are so mesmerizing that they will take your breath away.

1. Five Flower Lake, China

The Five Flower Lake in the Jiuzhaigou Valley of China is truly an awe-inspiring sight. Its myriad colours are guaranteed to leave you breathless. The lake is thronged by thousands of tourists every day. It’s located inside the Jiuzhaigou National Park at a height of 2472 meters. The water is so crystal clear that one can see the ancient tree trunks that lie at the bottom of the lake.


Five Flower Lake, China (by MonkeyLikeMind)


Five Flower Lake (by Augapfel)

2. Derwentwater, Lake District, England

Derwentwater is a beautiful lake in the picturesque Lake District of England. Surrounded by snow-capped mountains, this waterbody is truly a sight to behold.


Derwentwater Lake (by Phil @ Delfryn Design)


Derwentwater Lake (by Joe Dunckly)

3. Lake Como, Varenna, Italy

Popularly known as “the Looking Glass of Venus”, Lake Como in Varenna, one of the famous cities in Italy, is a serene deep-blue waterbody surrounded by mountains dotted with alpine trees and picturesque villages.


Lake Como at night (by Edwin Van Buringen)


Floating candles at night on Lake Como (by freefotoUK)

4. Plitvice Lakes, Croatia

Lake Ciganovicin the Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. It is extremely popular with both tourists and locals because of its changing hues. The changing angles of sunlight reflecting on the placid waters produce magnificent hues throughout the day.


Plitvice Lakes (by To Uncertainty and Beyond)



Lake Ciganovicin (by Valleri 9116)


5. Lake Pichola,Udaipur, India

Lake Pichola 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. It is without a doubt one of the 10 best lakes in the world.


Lake Pichola at dusk (by Kalyan 3)


Lake Pichola on a sunny day (by Raza Hussain)

6. Crater Lake, Oregon, USA

Crater Lake, a caldera lake in Oregon is regarded as the 7th deepest lake in the world and is the deepest lake in the US. Interestingly, the lake is famous for “The Old Man of the Lake”, a tree stump that has been bobbing up and down for over a century! It also has 2 islands--Wizard and Phantom Ship.


Crater Lake (by SageLight Editor)


Crater Lake with a fool star-lit sky (by Rolando000)

7. Lake Abraham, Alberta, Canada

Head to Lake Abraham situated in Alberta, one of the famous cities in Canada, to see a rare and spectacular natural phenomenon. Bubbles of methane gas lie frozen under the surface of Lake Abraham, making it look like a bejewelled wonder.


Photo by Ianbullock68

8. Lake Tekapo, New Zealand


Lake Tekapo in New Zealand is a beautiful and colourful lake especially during summers. Every summer, beautiful Lupin flowers grow at its shore and usually fade as winter commences. The pristine lake fringed with flowers in varied hues of purple, pink and orange is truly breath-taking.


Lake Tekapo (by Erwitierte)



Close Up of Lupin flowers at shore of Lake Tekapo (by Zhang Peng Photography)


9. Spotted Lake, British Columbia, Canada

One cannot possibly miss this multicoloured lake in British Columbia, Canada. The unique multicoloured lake attracts thousands of tourists every day. The unique colours are a result of different minerals deposits present in the lake. Most of the lake’s water evaporates in the summer months leaving behind beautifully coloured mineral deposits.


Spotted Lake (by Anthropodermic)

10. Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia

Lake Baikal in Siberia, Russia is famous for its surreal beauty and views that will take your breath away! During winter, as the lake freezes, striking turquoise blue cubes form on its surface.



Lake Baikal in summers (by Jezioro Bajka)

These 10 best lakes in the world are really incredible sights. Do share your pictures and lists of amazing lakes by leaving a comment below.Also, check out the 10 best lakes in India that are so beautiful that once you visit them, you will never feel like leaving.

Anupriya ji.... How did u conclude that lake pichola in Udaipur can be considered as top ten....without having an idea about Dal lake and Mansbal lake in kashmir valley.....for your kind information that you are lagged behind kashmir lakes have no comparison in lakes like in Rajasthan and other places.....it is just the Indian self you are highlighting and giving wrong information to people....... Make yourself unbiased then put information on social networking like this......alas! You people are disgusting!
Anupriya ji.... How did u conclude that lake pichola in Udaipur can be considered as top ten....without having an idea about Dal lake and Mansbal lake in kashmir valley.....for your kind information that you are lagged behind kashmir lakes have no comparison in lakes like in Rajasthan and other places.....it is just the Indian self you are highlighting and giving wrong information to people....... Make yourself unbiased then put information on social networking like this......alas! You people are disgusting!
Lake Pichola? Derwentwater? Come, I'll take you to Chandratal in Himachal.
Please try to visit Amazing Lake Toba in North Sumatera of Indonesia!
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