India has a large number of beautiful lakes and great rivers spread all over the country from Kashmir to Kerala and from Rajasthan to Assam. Lakes in India can be divided as man made as well as natural, further natural lake again divided as freshwater lake and brackish water lakes. These water bodies on the land surface are one of the most beautiful tourist attraction in India. The Cholamu Lake is counted as one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. Here are few more 15 incredible Indian Lakes you should visit once before you die.
15 Incredible Indian Lakes You Should Visit Once Before You Die
1. Roopkund Lake, Uttarakhand
Concealed in the lap of the snow clad Mt. Trishul, the Roopkund Lake has a notorious past. In summer, the melting ice reveals hundreds of skeletal remains, immersed in the water and lying haphazardly around the lake’s edges. The staggeringly beautiful trek to it cuts through alpine forests, gushing icy brooks and velvety meadows (Bugyals) to reach the tiny jade lake perched on a sheer ridge. A must for avid trekkers and mystery addicts alike!
Chilika, Asia’s largest lagoon, could easily be mistaken for the sea. Studded with tiny islands, this pear shaped lake resembles a vision crafted by some imaginative artist. Witness water lilies bloom in the rising sun and resident species jostle over the wetland at daybreak while their rousing symphony flutters in your ears. Round it off with a glimpse of the rare Irrawaddy dolphins!
A silent, solitary ice-green lake, Gangabal Lake lies at the foot of the towering Haramukh Mountain, the source of the voluminous glistening glaciers which roll down to the water’s edge as gurgling, ice-cold streams. Trek to the Zach Pass for a stupefying vista of the twin lakes of Gangabal and neighboring Nandkalol, and the jagged range of spires beyond.
As they say, it’s glacial, so of course, it’s gorgeous! Peaceful and sublime, the ever changing hues of the incredibly clear waters of Chandra Taal will inspire you to just sit there and lake-gaze. Trek through the Manali Valley draped in forests of oak and walnut to reach this jewel of a lake so breathtaking in its beauty that one feels like spending an eternity here.
This beautiful place in my bucket list is famous for its huge monasteries that cover an entire mountain range and a vast expanse of extreme mountain ranges. You can spend your entire day on the bank of this quaint lake and observe the beautiful mirages as well. This astonishing salt water lake seems like a huge ocean and is about 5 kms wide. Various shades of blue color offered by this lake make this place utterly romantic as shown in Bollywood film songs. Best time to visit this place is between May and August.
Lahaul Spiti valley is a common destination for Indian and foreign tourists for road trips, trekking, and motorcycling. Best time to enjoy this lazy lake is during summers.
If misty mornings, game fishing and trekking through primeval jungles are your things, then Avalanche Lake is the place to be at. Wedged between the dense Shola forests, Avalanche Lake promises adventure, undisturbed wilderness, killer views and a lot more, making this stunning lake side haven well worth a visit.