Famous Lakes in India
India the land of natural beauty is also among those countries which is famous for its lakes. So in this page we will go though the 14 Famous Lakes in India which has increase the beauty of our country. These Beautiful Lakes are spread all over the country from Kashmir to Kanyakumari and in North East and South India too. In India some of the cities are famous for its lakes only and also everyone wants to visit that city once in their life. These lakes are manmade as well as natural further natural lakes are again divided as freshwater lake and brackish water lakes. Most of all the lakes in India are the major source of tourist attraction and some of the lakes due to its religious believe.
Famous Lakes in India
#1. Cholamu lake
Cholamu lake or Tso Lhamo lake or Chho Lhamo or Cholamoo lake is one of the highest and the most beautiful lakes in the world. It is situated in North Sikkim, India and only 4 kilometres southwest of the Chinese border. Though it is the most beautiful lake in the world but only special tourist permits are required to visit the Cholamu lake as it very near to the Tibet border and no foreigner are allowed to take the permit, only Indian nationals are allowed.
|Location||North Sikkim, Sikkim, India|
|Max. depth||5.5 m (18 ft)|
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#2. Wular Lake
Wular Lake is one of the largest fresh water lakes in Asia and the largest in India, is located in Jammu and Kashmir. The Government of India Tourism in collaboration with Kerala Tourism and J&K Tourism have recently been launched Boating, water sports and water ski activities for the tourists.
|Location||Jammu and Kashmir, India|
|Primary inflows||Jhelum River|
|Max. depth||14 metres|
|Best Time To Visit||June and August|
#3. Pichola Lake
Pichola Lake is an artificial fresh water lake situated in Udaipur city in Rajasthan. Udaipur also called ‘the city of lakes. It is one of the several contiguous lakes and also the most famous and most prominent lake in Rajasthan. Every year numerous number of tourist visit Pichola Lake.
|Max. depth||8.5 m (28 ft)|
|Best Time To Visit||October and March|
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#4. Loktak Lake
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. Loktak Lake also serves as a source of water for hydro power generation, irrigation drinking water supply and wildlife.
|Primary inflows||Manipur river and many small rivulets|
|Max. depth||4.6 m (15.1 ft)|
|Best Time To Visit||November to early March|
#5. Gurudongmar Lake
Gurudongmar Lake also known as Gurudogmar Lake, is one of the highest lakes in the world located in Sikkim. The lake is a holy lake as it is considered sacred by Buddhists. The lake is named after Guru Padmasambhava, also known as Guru Rinpoche, founder of Tibetan Buddhism who visited the lake in the 8th century. Gurudongmar Lake is also the main source of tourist attraction in Sikkim.
|Location||North Sikkim, India|
|Surface area||118 hectares (290 acres)|
|Best Time To Visit||November to June|
#6. Damdama Lake
Damdama Lake is one of the biggest natural lakes in Haryana. Located near the Aravalli Hills it is famous for its water activities and the best place for Boating, Rock Climbing, Bungee jumping and trekking. It is one of the most renowned tourist attractions in Gurgaon.
|Area||3,000 acres (12.14 km2)|
#7. Pushkar lake
Pushkar Lake or Pushkar Sarovar is an artificial lake situated in Rajasthan in Ajmer district surrounded with deserts. is famous for religious course like every year thousands of pilgrims reach this sacred lake. It is considered that on the full moon day (karthika Purnima) taking bath in this lake one will get moksha.
|Primary inflows||Luni River|
|Max. depth||10 m (33 ft)|
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#8. Dal Lake
Dal Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes of India and is the second largest in the J&K valley. It is also an icon of the Kashmir tourism industry. Apart from the natural beauty, Dal Lake attractions are The floating gardens, colorful shikaras and houseboats. The lake is also an important source for commercial operations in fishing and water plant harvesting.
|Location||Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India|
|Primary inflows||Inflow Channel Telbal nallah from Marsar lake −291.9 million cubic metres|
|Max. depth||6 m (20 ft)|
|Best Time To Visit||July and August|
#9. Chilka Lake
Chilka Lake is the brackish water lake and is the largest coastal lake in India which is situated in Orissa and is Asia’s largest inland salt-water lagoon. The lake is an ecosystem with large fishery resources. Brackish water is water that has more salinity than fresh water, but not as much as seawater.
|Primary inflows||52 streams including the Bhargavi, Daya, Makra, Malaguni and Luna rivers|
|Max. depth||4.2 m (13.8 ft)|
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#10. Vembanad Lake
Vembanad Lake is India’s longest and the largest lakes in the Kerala also counted as one of the largest lakes in India. It 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.
|Primary inflows||Achenkovil, Manimala, Meenachil, Muvattupuzha, Pamba, Periyar|
|Max. depth||12 m|
#11. Bhimtal Lake
Bhimtal Lake is a lake in the town of Bhimtal in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is the largest lake in Kumaon region also known as the “lake district of India”. The pride of Bhimtal is a beautiful lake which offers magnificent vistas for tourists. The lake provides drinking water supply and supports aquaculture with variety of fish species.
|Surface area||47.8 hectares (118 acres)|
|Best time to visit||April and August to November|
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#12. Nagin Lake
Nigeen Lake is a mildly eutrophic lake located in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India. This lake is known as the ‘jewel in the ring’ because the water reservoir is covered with many trees, which encircle the small, deep blue lake. One can enjoy swimming, boating and water skiing as well.
|Location||Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India|
|Primary inflows||Nallah Amir Khan|
|Max. length||2.7 km (1.7 mi)|
|Best time to visit||June and August|
#13. Upper Lake
Upper lake is the largest artificial lake in Asia, situated in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. It is 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. Upper Lake, Bhopal is one of the best known tourist spot in India, also called as Bhojtal.
|Location||Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal|
|Primary inflows||Kolans River|
|Max. length||31.5 km|
#14. Rewalsar Lake
Rewalsar Lake, or Tso Pema Lotus Lake, is a mid-altitude lake located on a mountain spur in Mandi district. From a mythological point of view, this lake is a divine centre for the Hindu, Sikhs and Buddhist. The major attraction of the Rewalsar Lake is the statue of Guru.
|Shore lengthlength||735 m|
|Best time to visit||March and October|
These are the 14 Most Famous Lakes in India which lies in Beautiful North East and South India. So which among is your favorite and which you want to visit. Do comment………
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