India is a beautiful country. No country can have the beauty of India has. It comprises of beautiful mountains, hills, lakes, bridges, waterfalls, trees, nature etc. India has beautiful landscapes. The hilly areas view of India is just breathtaking. India has beautiful historical monuments. The traditions and culture of India are also so different. From the hilly areas of Kashmir to Kanyakumari, India is surrounded by beauty and beautiful nature and landscapes. You can capture all the beautiful things of India. If you will click a picture in your room it will not be that good but if you will click a picture in nature it will be so amazing. India is all covered with beauty. India has many beautiful lakes which you must visit once. Here is a list of top 15 beautiful lakes in India that you must see once.
1. Wular Lake, Jammu and Kashmir
Wular Lake in Jammu and Kashmir is one of the beautiful lakes in India. Wular Lake is very beautiful and one must visit this lake as you will be mesmerized by the beauty of this lake. Wular Lake is one of the largest freshwater lakes in India as well as Asia. You can see varieties of birds and fishes at this beautiful place. The lake is surrounded by mountains. You can also do various adventurous things such as mountain skiing and hiking at the bank of the lake. The people who live near the lake depend upon the fishes of the lake for their livelihood. The lake water is also used for irrigation and drinking purposes. You must visit this lake once your life.
2. Loktak Lake, Manipur
Loktak Lake is just an hour away from Manipur. Loktak Lake is one of the most unaltered and pristine water bodies. The lake is also known as Floating Paradise due to Phum dis on it. Loktak Lake is also known for generating electricity and its hydropower project. The best time to visit this lake is February and March. This lake is perfect for family and friends picnic. The people who live near the lake depend upon the fishes of the lake for their livelihood. You should visit this lake for sure.
3. Damdama Lake, Haryana
Damdama Lake is a weekend getaway for those who live in and around Delhi. They can spend a perfect weekend at this beautiful lake with their friends or families. You can also do various adventurous things such as trekking, bungee jumping, and rock climbing. The lake was developed in 1947 by the Britishers. There is also a Dream Island Adventure Resort situated in the middle of the lake. You can see more than 190 species of birds. There is also an ancient Shiva Temple situated near the Lake. There is also a natural hot spring of Sohna. It is believed that this well was dug by Arjun when he was thirsty. You can visit this lake throughout the year.
4. Dal Lake, Jammu and Kashmir
Dal Lake is the second largest lake after Wular Lake in Jammu and Kashmir. The beauty of this lake is mesmerizing and therefore also known as ‘Jewel in the crown of Kashmir’ or ‘Srinagar’s Jewel’. Dal Lake is one of the most delightful lakes in India. Dal Lake is one of the most popular tourist attractions of India. You can also have a tour to the Mughal Gardens which is located near the Lake. The best time to visit this lake is in July and October. A temple of Goddess Durga is also situated near the lake. You must visit the lake.
5. Gurudongmar Lake, Sikkim
Gurudongmar or Gurudogmar is the highest lake in the world situated in Sikkim. This lake is situated around 17,800 feet above the ocean level. This is the lake which is considered as one of the holiest lakes by Buddhists and Hindus. The Lake is milky in colour throughout the year which looks very beautiful. This lake is one of the lake attractions. Chinese border is few km away from the lake. This is one of the romantic places for couples. You can visit the lake from November through June.
6. Pichola Lake, Udaipur
Pichola Lake is situated in Udaipur, Rajasthan. Pichola Lake is one of the largest freshwater artificial Lake. Udaipur is also known as “City of Lakes” and consists of beautiful lakes. Many Bollywood movies and songs are shooted at this place. The best suited time to visit this lake is October to March. The lake consists of four islands. The sunset scene at the lake is really amazing. This lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in India. If you visit Udaipur, this is a must visit the lake in Udaipur.
7. Chilka Lake, Orissa
Chilika Lake is situated in Orissa and is the largest coastal lake and largest inland salt-water lagoon. Chilika Lake is also known as Chilka Lake or Swiss Lake. It is one of the beautiful scenes of Orissa. There are various attractions at this lake that is boating, the migratory birds and an entertaining baba. This lake is considered as the “queen of natural beauty”. Chilka Lake is n the shape of a pear. You must visit this place from November to February.
8. Vembanad Lake, Kerala
This beautiful lake is situated in the lands of Gods- Kerala. It is one of the largest seawater lagoons in Kerala. It is one of the longest lakes in India. There are various attractions at this lake that is Snake Race and the pretty houseboats. The Snake Race boat is held every year in August. You must visit this place from November to March. The coconut trees of the place add a beautiful look to the lake. If you visit Kerala, this is a must visit the lake in Kerala.
9. Bhimtal Lake
Bhimtal Lake is situated near Nainital. Bhimtal Lake is larger than Nainital Lake and is the largest lake in the Kumaon region. There is a small island in the lake which is really mesmerizing. The best time to visit this lake is from February to April and August to November. You can also enjoy various water sports at this lake. You can enjoy a good time with your family and friends at this place.
10. Upper Lake, Bhopal
The Lake is situated in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. It is the largest artificial lake in Asia. Upper Lake is also known as Bada Talab or Bhojtal. Upper Lake is one of the major sources of drinking water. The best time to visit this lake is from July to February because winters and springs are in full bloom there. You must visit this lake once.
11. Berijam Lake, Tamil Nadu
This beautiful lake is situated in Tamil Nadu and it is one of the best, maintained and preserved water bodies of South India. There is no harm to the environment of the lake by opening the small shops and stalls. You can enjoy nature to the fullest at this place. You need to obtain permission to visit this beautiful lake. The best time to visit this lake is from September to January because the cool breeze and slight chill make the environment perfect. You must visit this lake to enjoy the perfect surroundings and peace.
12. Changu Lake, Sikkim
Changu Lake is situated in Sikkim and is surrounded by Snow Capped Mountains. Change Lake is also known as Tsongmo. The level to access this place is difficult. You can visit this lake throughout the year. In winters you will see Frozen Lake and in summers you will see the sparkling water and in early winters there would be a thin sheet of ice over the lake water. The visit to this lake is perfect for the people who love adventures. You can also get dressed up in the traditional attire of the people and get your pictures clicked with the yaks.
13. Prashar Lake, Himachal Pradesh
Prashar Lake is situated in Tamil Nadu and is 2730 m above the sea level. This lake is best to visit for the people who love adventures. There is also an island floating in the middle of the lake. The best time to visit this lake is especially in the month of June because a traditional affair is also organized at this place in the month of June. You can also visit this place from April to July and from September to November.
14. Nakki Lake, Rajasthan
This beautiful lake is situated in Rajasthan and is the best place if you love offbeat travel. It is also said that this place has been found out by digging with the help of human nails. This lake is the major attraction in Mt. Abu. The lake also has a toad sculpture in the corner of the lake which appears to be jumping into the water. You can also visit various ancient temples that are situated near this beautiful lake. You must visit this lake for sure. The best time to visit this lake is from November to March.
15. Pangong Tso Lake, Ladakh
This mesmerizing lake is situated in Ladakh or Jammu and Kashmir. This lake is shared by India and China. 25% of its area is in India and rest in China. You can spend your full day at this lake just by observing the beauty of the lake. Many film shootings also take place at this lake. The water of the lake is saline. The best time to visit this lake is between May and September. Accessing this lake is a bit difficult. You must visit this lake as this is the most beautiful lakes of India.
So, here is the list of Top 15 beautiful lakes in India where you must visit during your lifetime. These lakes are so beautiful that they give you eternal peace. These lakes are so mesmerizing, the natural beauty of this place is just breathtaking. You must plan a trip to visit these amazing lakes soon.
CONTRIBUTION: SHRUTI BHALLA