8 Incredible and Captivating Lakes in India

Relaxing at the banks of a pristine lake entangles the human mind and soul with surreal calmness. India’s natural vividness comprises numerous spectacular and gorgeous lakes, much to the awe of domestic and international travellers. Some are natural whereas others are artificial or man-made. Irrespective of their creation, they are beauty is unparalleled serving the habitat of many varieties of bird and animal species. My effort is to acquaint my readers with 8 such incredible lakes in India; diversified in their enigmatic charm.

Dal Lake, Kashmir

Lapped within an exquisite cover of sensational aura, Dal Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in India. The ambience, the feel and the spirit wrapped in it are unparalleled. Strolling across the banks or riding on a boat, its spectacular extravaganza showers in a peaceful blessing on the visitors.

The lake has rightfully earned the name of “Jewel of Srinagar”, a tribute to its mystic views and scenic landscape. Spreading across a whooping area of about 22 square km, it is a popular tourist destination for many travel enthusiasts.

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Lake Pichola in Udaipur, Rajasthan

Tranquillity and serenity, intertwined in a single canvas. That’s how I can describe the mesmerizing beauty of Lake Pichola of Udaipur in the state of Rajasthan. Its picturesque grandeur has been enticing several producers and directors of the Indian film industry; a place for shooting exclusive movie acts and songs.

Located at the backdrop of the majestic Aravalli mountain ranges, the lake offers an enchanting experience. The reflection of the hills on the sparkling waters; the sun rays glittering on it transform the place into a world of divinity.

Vembanad Lake, Kerala

Compared to the other lakes in India, Vembanad Lake is the longest spanning across a length of approximately 96.5 km. The lake is the source of livelihood for many in the adjacent villages. Farmers depend largely on the waters for their irrigation and cultivation activities.

The lake has a unique diversified landscape comprising of marshy lands, backwaters, and lagoons. It is a popular location for bird-watching being inhabited by different local and migratory birds.

Changu Lake, Sikkim

Impeccable beauty, astounding environment, and gorgeous ambience. Changu Lake in Sikkim has in its store all for a memorable experience. It is one of the stunning lakes in India, located amid the lofty Himalayan mountain ranges.

You can visit the lake at any time in the year. In summers the gleaming waters sparkle with the golden rays of the sun and the lush greenery adorning its banks. In the winters, it remains partially frozen presenting a different experience altogether.

Enroute to the Mystic Changu Lake
Enroute to the Mystic Changu Lake

Hussain Sagar Lake, Hyderabad

Looking for spending a day full of fun with family and friends? Hussain Sagar Lake is the ideal place for you. It is one of the largest freshwater artificial lakes in India. The lake is especially popular among locals and the tourists as a prominent picnic spot.

The place is seldom empty, fluttering with people around throughout the day. You can spend a day full of entertainment and fun, basking along with the mystic scenery.

Chilika Lake, Odisha

Dolphin lovers and bird watchers can spend a pleasurable time riding on a boat on the Chilika Lake waters in the state of Odisha. It is ranked as second among the brackish water lagoons in the world. Among the coastal lakes in India, Chilika is the largest.

Migratory birds, enchanting landscape and its dazzling charm transform the human minds into a state of trance. The rare and endangered Irrawaddy dolphins are its treasure. You can observe the birds mostly resting on the Nalabana island. The other island along its banks is Breakfast Island.

Bhimtal Lake, Uttarakhand

Bhimtal Lake personifies the alluring beauty of Uttarakhand, the valley of flowers. It is one of the largest among the numerous lakes in India. The lake is present almost at the centre of the city, an iconic landmark. Locals prefer spending their weekends at the lake premises.

Its vastness is a soothing treat to the eyes. You can go for a boat ride around the lake whilst breathing in the freshness in the air. The dense green plantations encircling the lake creates a peaceful and calm environment.

Image by Maju Peter from Pixabay

Suraj Tal Lake, Himachal Pradesh

Ranked as third among the highest lakes in India, Suraj Tal is considered a sacred and divine lake. The meaning of the name as translated from the colloquial language implies the Lake of the Sun God. The lake waters originate from the streams and glaciers from the Bara-lacha-la pass.

The blue turquoise waters of the lake are a pleasure to watch. Located at the breathtaking Lahaul and Spiti valley in Himachal Pradesh, Surya Tal is an example of celestial beauty. It is a common superstitious belief that if you dip inside the lake waters then you will be relieved of all your sins. Hikers and trekkers camp at the banks of the lake to relax and refresh embracing the scintillating beauty of Mother Nature.

Well, there are many other lakes in India, countless and innumerable. Each has its unique characteristics, worthy of visiting again and again.

Author

Kuntala

A travel enthusiast craving to explore the exotic destinations in the world, deciphering the mysteries and the thrill concealed in them.

Kuntala

A blogger interested in travelling and exploring new places and sharing ideas with all. Curious about the unique features of a place and its ethereal beauty.

28 thoughts on “8 Incredible and Captivating Lakes in India

  • August 30, 2020 at 7:37 am
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    My trip to India was definitely one of my favourite adventures. After reading your post, I now need to go back and visit these incredible lakes. The only one I visited was in Jaipur and doesn’t seem to compare to the ones you’ve listed.

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  • August 30, 2020 at 9:51 am
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    These look like wonderful lakes to visit indeed. Would fly over to one of these locations if only it wasn’t for the dang virus. Thanks for sharing!

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  • August 30, 2020 at 10:04 am
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    The Suraj Tal lake looks so serene and beautiful. Glad you enjoyed yourself, I love your article.

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  • August 31, 2020 at 7:28 am
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    Suraj Tal Lake is indeed such a celestial beauty! I would love to see it in person and maybe take a quick dip! 🙂

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  • August 31, 2020 at 11:28 am
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    indeed captivating locations

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  • August 31, 2020 at 12:01 pm
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    Suraj Tal lake looks so beautiful! I haven’t been to India but seeing all these beautiful lakes makes me wanna go there right now!

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  • August 31, 2020 at 7:03 pm
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    Wow, India looks like such an incredible place to visit! After reading through this post, I definitely know that this is on my travel bucket list!

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  • August 31, 2020 at 7:05 pm
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    When thinking about India, lakes is not the first thing that comes to mind. But these pics are so beautiful! I would love to visit some of these.

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    • September 17, 2020 at 2:30 am
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      please do, you will love them

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  • September 1, 2020 at 12:32 pm
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    These places are amazing! I can’t wait to visit each lakes. So nice right?

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    • September 17, 2020 at 2:29 am
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      They are really beautiful and serene

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  • September 1, 2020 at 12:53 pm
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    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing these. I’ve pinned your post for me to return to when I’m on the road again.

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  • September 1, 2020 at 4:56 pm
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    all of these Lakes are beautiful, you could really get lost in the beauty of them all

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  • September 1, 2020 at 5:49 pm
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    The serenity of Lakes!! I haven’t been to Suraj Tal from this list. Fortunately I have been fortunate enough to see the rest. Lovely article.

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  • October 1, 2020 at 12:12 pm
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    This is a great blog post Kuntala. I really appreciate your effort in writing and visiting these mesmerizing lakes in India. I have visited Bhimtal Lake and this is my local as I belong to Nainital Uttarakhand. We spend our weekend in Bhimtal and Naukuchiatal. Bhimtal is largest picturesque lake in Uttarakhand. Thanks for adding our bhimtal lake in your list.

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