Gurudongmar Lake, North Sikkim
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10 Most Beautiful Lakes in India for Your Amazing Vacation and Holiday

India is blessed with many beautiful and large lakes to attract a large number of tourists each year. In each and every town in India, you will find at least one tiny lake, natural or artificial to fulfill the requirements of the local people.

If you are planning to go on a tour to see the beautiful lakes of India, then you should not forget to visit the given below beautiful lakes in India. So, let’s see!

10 Most Beautiful Lakes in India for Your Amazing Vacation and Holiday

1. Dal Lake, Srinagar

Kashmir is known as the heaven on the earth. It is also considered as “Switzerland of India”. Jammu and Kashmir’s capital Srinagar has a beautiful lake, named, Dal Lake. It is the most visited tourist attraction in the state.

It is the most beautiful lake in India where you can feel like heaven. Separated from the regular excellence, Dal Lake attractions are the drifting arrangements, vivid shikaras and houseboats.

Dal Lake Srinagar
Dal Lake Srinagar Image Source: Ng Hock How Getty Images

2. Gurudongmar Lake, North Sikkim

Sikkim has a large number of tourist attractions in the state, Gurudongmar Lake is one of them. It is considered as one of the most beautiful and the highest lakes in the world, situated at an altitude of 17,100 ft (5,210 m).

FYI, Gurudongmar Lake remains completely frozen in the winter. You just need to take permission from the Indian Army to trek from the lake to Tso Lhsmo Lake.

Gurudongmar Lake, Sikkim
Gurudongmar Lake, Sikkim

3. Damdama Lake, Sohna

Damdama Lake is one of the largest lakes in the state of Haryana. It is a reservoir in Sohna, Gurgaon district in the state of Haryana. The lake covers an area of 3,000 acres (12.14 sq. km).

The lake is considered as one of the weekend getaways from Delhi. The distance between Delhi to Damdama Lake is 50 km and it may take about 1.30 hours to reach there.

Damdama Lake Sohna
Damdama Lake Sohna Image Source: Ekabhishek

4. Loktak Lake, Moirang

Loktak Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in India. It is located near Moirang in the state of Manipur in India. It covers an area of 35 km in length and 13 km in width.

The Well known famous Loktak Lake is called as the only floating lake in the world due to its floating phumdis (heterogeneous masses of vegetation, soil and organic matter, a series of floating islands).

Loktak Lake
Loktak Lake Image Source: Harvinder Chandigarh

5. Wular Lake, Bandipora

Wular Lake is one of the largest fresh water lakes in the Asian continent. It is located in Bandipora district in Jammu and Kashmir. To promote the tourism, The Government of India and the Government J&K have recently launched water sports, boating, and water ski.

Bandipora Wular Lake
Bandipora Wular Lake

6. Pichola Lake – Udaipur

Pichola Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in India. Originally, its an artificial fresh water lake, situated in the beautiful city Udaipur. The city itself is known for picturesquare beautiful lakes and royal palaces. In the middle of the lake, a beautiful royal palace is located. However, it was converted into heritage hotel by the royal family.

Lake Pichola, Udaipur
Lake Pichola, Udaipur

7. Chilka Lake – Odisha

Chilka Lake is one of the largest coastal lakes in India, situated in the state of Odisha. It is the brackish water lake and considered as one of the largest inland salt-water lagoons in Asia.

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The lake offer many activities including fishing boats, entertaining baba, and migratory birds. It is one of the best places to be visited in the state.

Chilika Lake Odisha
Chilika Lake Odisha

8. Vembanad Lake – Kerala

Vembanad Lake, Kerala is considered as one of the best and beautiful lakes in India. It is situated in the state of Kerala and considered as one of the largest lakes in Kerala. It is the largest brackish lagoon in the state of Kerala. Each year, The Snake Boat Race is held in August. It is one of the major attractions of this lake.

Vembanad Lake Kerala
Vembanad Lake Kerala

9. Bhimtal Lake – Uttarakhand

Bhimtal Lake is one of the best places to visit in Uttarakhand. It is a popular beautiful lake, situated in the state of Uttarakhand. The length of this lake is about 1.7km and 48 ha in area.

Bhimtal Lake, Uttarakhand
Bhimtal Lake, Uttarakhand

10. Upper Lake – Madhya Pradesh

Upper Lake is one of the largest artificial lakes in Asia, situated in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. In Bhopal, this lake is also known as Bada Talab. It is the oldest man-made lake in India and considered as one of the most beautiful lakes in India.

Upper Lake, Bhopal
Upper Lake, Bhopal

Article Title: 10 Most Beautiful Lakes in India for Your Amazing Vacation and Holiday
Article last re-published on July 18, 2019.
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