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The diverse geographical structure and huge river line forms numerous lakes in the country. Though, some of them are artificial, but they surpass many of natural lakes in their purity and beauty. In short, the tranquil and pristine lakes of India conceal a great charm in their tender arms. Almost every region of the country is dwelt by several of lakes that add great charm to their natural characteristics. Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh, North-Western state and Northern state of India, respectively, are undoubtedly in possession of larger number of lakes than anywhere else in the country. Dhebar lake, Nakki lake, Pushkar lake, Chandra Tal, Suraj Tal, Dal Lake are some of the most important lakes that lies in these regions.

Even moving towards South, one will have abundant of opportunity to encounter many popular lakes like Husain Sagar, Vembanad lake, Chembarambakkam and Sashthamkotta. The hundreds of lakes lying in the rich natural surroundings all over the country attract large number of tourists, and have become hot picnic spots.


Located in the Kangra district in Himachal Pradesh, Dal Lake is the is the nature gift to the mankind. Undoubtly it is one of the most beautiful lake in India. The lake is divided into the major three parts known as Gagri bal, Lokut Dal and Bod Dal. Dotted with numerous Mughal Gardens and orchards, it si the most sought after destination in India.

Located 22 km from Nainital, Bhimtal Lake, is named after the second pandava called Bhima of the famous epic Mahabharata. It is one of the largest lakes in the Nainital and the second largest lake in Kumaoun. The lake provides the excellent opportunity for boating, fishing and angling i its water.

Roopkund Lake lies in the Chamoli district of Uttranchal at the height of 5029 meter. The lake provides the stunning view of the Trishul peak (7122 meter). Due to it less depth it also known as the shallow Lake. The mystery behind the Roopkund Lake has now been solved. The best time to visit the lake lies between December to April.


Vembanad Lake lies in Kumarakom, 15 kms away from the Kottayam district of Kerala. It is the largest fresh water lake in Asia. Vembanad Lake supports the large variety of flora and fauna. Kottayam is the vast network of several rivers and canals, which drains water into the large expanse of water known as the Vembanad Lake.

Pushkar is an artificial lake located in the state of Rajasthan in India. It is situated near the Pushkar town in the district of Ajmer. The lake was constructed in the 12th century with the estabishment of the dam across the headwaters of the Luni river. The pious Pushkar Lake is regarded as the sacred lake among the Hindus in India.

Popularly known as the 'Gandipet', Osman Sagar Lake is the man made lake created by the dam across the Isa, a tributary of the river Musi. It is the main source of water supply to the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. The ideal time to visit the lake is after the monsoons. Away from the city the lake provides the charming atmosphere to the tourists.


The pristine Chilka lake is situated on the east coast of Orissa India. It is largest brakish salt water lagoon in Asia. Chilka Lake is the popular destination for the Eco tourism. The lake receives direct water supply from the Mahanadi river. The lake holds the rich flora and fauna and is the famous birding site in India.

Hussian Sagar Lake is an artificial lake, which is located in the Indian State of Hyderabad. The major attraction of the Lake is a, 16 meter tall, 350 tonne monolithic statue of Buddha, that lies in the middle of the lake, on the rock of Gibraltar. The lake connects the two traditional cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad, they are popularly known as the twin cities.


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