Five Lakes In India That Will Leave You Mesmerized

Life Is Better At The Lake

 
Five Lakes In India That Will Leave You Mesmerized
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India has such scenic locations and is home to so many lakes, right from the glacier lakes in Himalayas to the clear lakes in Kerala. Lakes are always a source of calmness. From fishing, boating, renting a houseboat or simply sitting by and appreciating the beauty and the serenity, here are some of the most scenic lakes in India.

Dal Lake Jewel Of Kashmir

The beauty of Dal Lake has attracted many filmmakers
The beauty of Dal Lake has attracted many filmmakers

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Dal Lake is beautiful both during summer and winter, also known as the jewel of Kashmir the Dal Lake In is famous for the shikaras and the houseboats. Besides ferrying visitors from the boulevard, to the houseboats, or just on boat rides, the shikaras also act as vendors selling Kashmiri handicrafts, fruits and flowers. The beauty of the lake has attracted many filmmakers and many films have been shot there.

Pangong Tso The Lake In Ladakh That Changes Colour

The lake where the climax scene of The Three Idiots were shot
The lake where the climax scene of The Three Idiots were shot

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Pangong Tso situated at 4000 metres high in Ladakh, is one of the most beautiful lake and a favourite among filmmakers and tourists. Pangong Tso, which means long narrow and enchanting in Tibetan language, truly lives to its name. The lake is known to change colour when viewed from different angles so you see different shades of blue especially at sunrise and sunset. The best way to experience the beauty of this lake is by camping on the banks of the lake and enjoy the beauty under the twinkling stars.

Wular Lake One Of The Largest In Asia

Freshwater lake with green water
Freshwater lake with green water

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The Wular Lake in Jammu and Kashmir region, is one of the largest freshwater lakes in India and the largest in Asia. The green waters of the lake and the snowy peaks that surround the water, of the lake from all sides attracts tourists from all over the world. The lake is home to many many varieties of fish and different species of birds and wildlife.

Gurudongmar The Most Holy Lake

Milky looking lake
Milky looking lake

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One of the highest altitude lake in Sikkim Gurudongmar, is considered one of the most holy lake by both the Hindus and the Buddhists, the blessed water of the lake is supposed to have miraculous power. The most interesting part about this lake is that in winter the entire lake freezes except for a spot which remains unfrozen, and which is said to be blessed by the devotees. At an altitude of 17800 feet above sea level, the milky looking lake is surreal in all the seasons.

Tsongmo Lake Is A Surreal Wonder

Water as clear as shining mirror
Water as clear as shining mirror

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Tsongmo also known as Changu Lake, with snow clad mountains in the background, and water as clear as a shining mirror, makes one feel that this probably what heaven looks like. This lake is on the way to Nathula Pass, towards the Indo – China Border and is a place that should not be missed while in Sikkim.

Head out and relax by the lakeside this Summer and come back rejuvenated.