December 4th, 2017 by Charvee Sharma

In between sheets of vivid blue nestled among snow-clad mountains, offering a refuge from the mundane life; explore our exquisite collection of famous lakes across India.

With multiple shades, shimmering in the beauty of sunsets, these famous lakes in India are sure to mesmerize one and all.

7 Famous Lakes In India

  1. Pangong Tso
  2. Dal Lake, Srinagar
  3. Pichola Lake, Udaipur
  4. Chilika Lake, Bhubaneswar
  5. Bhimtal Lake, Uttarakhand
  6. Gurudongmar Lake, Sikkim
  7. Vembanad Lake, Kerala

Pangong Tso

Pangong Tso - one of the famous lakes in India

World’s highest brackish water lake, Pangong Tso is located far away in the barren lands of Ladakh.

A five-hour drive to this lake passes through the enchanting countryside, traversing through Chang La, the third highest motorable road in the word. Pangong Lake welcomes its visitors with glimpses of electric blue tucked between mountains.

The sheer beauty of this lake can only be experienced with the vast, never-ending expanse of azure blue. Spend a magical day walking along the banks of this lake, soaking in its infinite hues.

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Dal Lake, Srinagar

Dal Lake, Srinagar - one of the famous lakes in India

With hand carved houseboats, floating islands of vegetation, flanked by colourful shikaras selling tulips, enveloped by canopies of chinaar; Dal Lake truly does justice to being called as the ‘jewel of Srinagar’.

An overnight stay at one of the luxurious house boats or a simple lazy ride on the shikara boats, Dal embraces all pleasure seeking hearts.

The surreal beauty of Dal Lake framed by the Zabarwan hills is the finest manifestation of nature’s artistry. Dal Lake offers spectacular views to its visitors from dusk to dawn.

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Pichola Lake, Udaipur

Pichola Lake, Udaipur - one of the famous lakes in India

The charisma of Lake Pichola can be attributed to the fact that Maharana Udai Singh established the city of Udaipur around its mesmerising beauty.

Surrounded by the dun-coloured Aravalli hills, the still waters of Lake Pichola promise to enthrall one and all. The City Palace sits majestically on the banks of this lake and offers serene views coupled with royal architecture.

Spend your evenings walking alongside the sparkling serene waters, admiring ancient temples and old havelis surrounding Pichola Lake.

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Chilika Lake, Bhubaneswar

Chilika Lake, Bhubaneshwar - one of the famous lakes in India

Asia’s largest saltwater lake, Chilika is easily connected to the city of Bhubaneswar. Home to a large variety of birds, chilika lake is globally recognized as one of the most important wetlands.

The onset of winters makes this coastal lagoon rich with life, supporting a large congregation of migratory birds along with flamingos, pelicans, sea eagles, nesting birds etc. One can spot the Irrawaddy dolphin by taking a quick boat to Satapada Island.

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Bhimtal Lake, Uttarakhand

Bhimtal Lake, Uttrakhand - one of the famous lakes in India

Located at a distance of 20 kms from the touristy Nainital, the idyllic town of Bhimtal offers a much peaceful retrieve. The scenic lakeside is a treat for lovers of tranquility. The picturesque Bhimtal Lake is named after ‘Bhima’ from the legendary tale of Mahabharata.

The clean and well maintained environment around the lake makes it perfect for an early morning walk. Accompanied by the soothing melancholy of the lake, Bhimeswara Temple, stands quietly on the banks of Bhimtal Lake.

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Gurudongmar Lake, Sikkim

Gurudongmar Lake, Sikkim - one of the famous lakes in India

At a distance of 120 kms from the city of Gangtok, amidst pristine waterfalls and alpine flowers, Gurudongmar lake, is one of the highest lakes of the world. Located in close proximity to the Indo-Tibetan border, the milky waters of Gurudongmar Lake are a major source of river Teesta.

The lavishly sprawled Gurudongmar Lake also carries healing properties with stories of the lake been blessed by Guru Dongmar. Interestingly, a portion of the lake never freezes even in the peak of winters.

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Vembanad Lake, Kerala

Vembanad Lake, Kerala - one of the famous lakes in India

One of Asia’s largest lakes, Vembanad Lake, in the heart of Alappuzha backwaters, is recognised as the longest lake in India. The hues of emerald and sapphire ringed by palm trees are sure to spoil anyone with sheer scenic beauty.

The festival of Onam turns the tranquil backwaters into a starlit affair with the stunning snake boat races. Canoes and houseboats are ideal to traverse the length of Vembanad Lake with surroundings that appear too-good-to-be-true!

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About Charvee Sharma

Born in a big city, Charvee finds her heart in small towns. A free spirit, who loves to wander places in search of stories, within stories. At the end of a long day, she finds her therapy in long aimless walks and conversations, with the Moon.