India has a large number of beautiful lakes and great rivers spread all over the country from Kashmir to Kerala and from Rajasthan to Assam. Lakes in India can be divide as man-made as well as natural, further natural lake again divided as freshwater lake and brackish water lakes. Indira Sagar reservoir the biggest reservoir in India and the Sambhar Salt Lake is India’s largest inland salt lake. Most of the lakes in India are fresh water lakes i.e. Dal Lake in Kashmir and Sasthamkotta Lake in Kerala are the example of freshwater lakes. These water bodies on the land surface are one of the most beautiful tourist attraction in India. The Cholamu Lake is counted as one of most beautiful lake in the world. The Lonar Crater the world’s oldest and largest crater in India is located in state of Maharashtra’s District Buldhana. There are so may beautiful lakes which are famous for bird watching such as Kolleru Lake, Pulicat Lake and Nal Sarovar Lake. The Kanwar Taal or Kabar Taal Lake at Bihar is Asia largest Fresh Water Lake, Oxbow lake an oxbow lake is a U-shaped body of water.
Here We We Present the Top 10 Most beautiful Lakes of India
Wular Lake is one of the largest fresh water lakes in Asia and the largest in India, is located in Jammu and Kashmir. It measures 24 km’s across and surrounded by towering mountains, the green water of the Wular Lake is an important natural habitat for fish, a rich population of birds and wildlife. Thousands of people living on its shores and elsewhere in the Kashmir valley depend on Wular Lake for fishing to earn their livelihood.
Loktak Lake is the largest freshwater lake in Northeastern India, located in Manipur. It is also called the only floating lake in the world due to the floating Phumdis. This ancient lake plays an important role in the economy of Manipur. It serves as a source of water for Hydro power generation, irrigation, drinking water supply and wildlife.
Damdama Lake is one of the biggest natural lakes in Haryana. It is a weekend getaway destination around Delhi. It is Located near the Aravalli Hills and the best place for Boating, Rock Climbing, Bungee jumping and trekking. Sohna Hills a short drive from Damdama Lake, at top the Aravalli hills. The Best time to visit this lake is from October to March.
The Kashmir valley is blessed with exotic natural beauty of landscape and water bodies, out of them one of the best is Dal Lake. Dal Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes of India and is the second largest in the J&K valley. This is one of the most famous lakes in India and an icon of the Kashmir tourism industry.
Lake Pichola is an artificial fresh water lake situated in Udaipur city in Rajasthan. Udaipur is a beautiful city, set amidst the Aravalli Ranges of Rajasthan, India. Known for its picturesque lakes, Udaipur also called “The City of Lakes”.
Gurudongmar Lake is one of the highest lakes in the world. This fresh-water lake is located Northeast of the Kangchenjunga range in Sikkim. Sikkim is considered to have the most beautiful natural lakes in the world some of them are sacred by locals and therefore are places of worship as well as tourism.
Chilka Lake is the brackish water lake and is the largest coastal lake in India. The Chilka Lake in situated in Orissa and is Asia’s largest inland salt-water lagoon. Brackish water is water that has more salinity than fresh water, but not as much as seawater.
Vembanad Lake is India’s longest lake and is the largest lakes in the beautiful state land of God, Kerala. The Vembanad Lake is the largest brackish lagoon in Kerala. The houseboats and snake race are the major attraction on Vembanad Lake. Vallam Kali, The Snake Boat Race held every year in August is a major attraction of Vembanad Lake.
The pride of Bhimtal is a beautiful lake which offers magnificent vistas for tourists. The lake is larger than Nainital Lake, the Island at the center of the lake. Uttaranchal is famous for its valley of flowers, green meadows and spectacular lakes. One of the best natural freshwater bodies is Nainital Lake, situated amidst the township surrounded by the mountains.
Upper lake is the largest artificial lake in Asia, situated in “City of Lakes” called Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. Upper lake locally known as “Bada Talab” is the oldest man-made lake in India and one of the major sources of drinkable water for the city. City of lakes, Bhopal has 17 lakes another lakes are known as chota talab.