Check out these magnificent lakes from around India that you can visit and have fun. We have shortlisted some of the most pristine and untouched locations that will offer you a surreal experience and make the perfect getaway this season. So, take a look.
Loktak Lake, Manipur
The largest freshwater lake located in the North-Eastern part of India is the Loktak Lake. It is known for the Phumdis, which is a series of islands exclusive to this lake in Moirang, Manipur. Further, the area of this beautiful lake is 287 km and length 35 km. The largest floating island(Phumdi) covers around 40 km sq. of its area and can be spotted around the southern end of the Loktak Lake. And on this very Phumdi is the only floating national park in the world, the Keibul Lamjao National Park.
Every year on the 15th of October, locals observe Loktak Day around this lake and its periphery. It is definitely worth the shot and you would not feel disappointed coming here, as this is a one of its kind lake extremely beautiful and captivating. Apart from the beauty, this lake is also a big economical support to the Manipur Government as it serves as the source of waterfall hydropower generation, irrigation, and drinking water supply for the people.
Changu Lake, Sikkim
Changu Lake is a glacial lake located in the Eastern Sikkim district of the state of Sikkim. Locals also refer to this village as the Tosmgo Lake or tsonmgo lake. The Changu lake is situated at a distance of 40 kilometers from Gangtok, the capital city of the state. And is elevated to a height of 3,753 m (12,313ft). This is a significant lake in India as it can make you experience absolutely untouched and mesmerising beauty of nature. The surface of the lake is known for reflecting different colours as per the season and is considered holy and sacred by the locals. The monks use the colourful reflections of this lake to forecast things about the village and you must definitely be here to witness this beauty.
Vasuki Lake, Uttrakhand
This is another glacial lake that is located at an altitude of 4,135 meters, about 14200 feet above sea level. Vasuki Tal or lake is situated in the holy state of Uttrakhand and is considered to be scared, not only that, this lake offers a magnificently enthralling view of the neighbouring Chaukhamba peaks and is a paradise for trekkers. The lake is completely surrounded by snow-capped mountains and is fed by the melted snow waters from around, mainly the Vasuki Glacier.
An iconic view that this lake offers is a pristine reflection of the majestic peaks of the Kedarnath range. Further, there is almost no vegetation around this area as the lake freezes in the winters. The name of this lake is derived because of its shape, it resembles the snake Vasuki, which is coiled around the neck of Lord Shiva.
Gavi Lake, Kerala
Gavi is a charming hamlet located in the Pathanamthitta district of Kerala. And in this small village is a beautiful lake that also goes by the same name. Although this place is not yet commercialised completely, tourists can come here and enjoy quiet and calming boat rides across the lake with the locals. Not only that, due to the closeness of this lake or rather this village to the Periyar Tiger Reserve(national parks around India that you must visit), you might be able to spot a few elephants, tigers, bears, or other such animals here.
This is a perfect getaway if you are looking forward to an escape from the city life hassles as here you can also check out the cardamon factory and bird watch while chilling in this amazing location.
Kareri Lake, Himachal Pradesh
Kareri Lake is located in the southern region of the Dhauladhar range, North West of Dharamshala in the Kangra district of the beautiful state of Himachal Pradesh. It is a shallow, freshwater lake that is situated 2934 meters above sea level. The lake is fed by the Dhauladhar range mainly. Since the source of this beautiful lake is fresh melting snow and the water visibility is very high, so much so, that you can actually see the lake bed in various places. Kareri Lake is a great spot for trekkers and there is a temple(temples that worship a menstruating goddess) dedicated to Lord Shiva and Shakti on a hilltop overlooking the lake.
So, hop on to embark on an adventurous journey right away.
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