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Ten Most Popular Lakes In India

Ten Most Popular Lakes In India

A beautiful lake with its calm waters and charming atmosphere can make everyone’s heart happy. Walking across the lake and soaking in the natural beauty is really soothing.

Most Popular Lakes In India

Pangong Lake in Ladakh

  • It is one of the largest saline lakes in Asia. Pangong Tso is a crystal blue lake in the arid land of Ladakh.
  • It is situated at a height of 4,250 meters and covers an area of ​​about 134 km, stretching from India to Tibet. However, almost 60 per cent of the lake is in Tibet and the rest in India.
  • In winter, despite the saline nature of the waters, the lake freezes over completely.

Wular Lake in Jammu and Kashmir

  • Wular Lake is one of the largest freshwater lakes in India and the largest in Asia.
  • Located in Jammu and Kashmir, the lake is about 1570 meters high and is of great importance to the state in terms of biological, hydrological and socio-economic value.
  • Wular was declared a Ramsar site in 1990.
  • This is important because there is an abundance of fish available and the surrounding population depends on it for their food.

Dal Lake in Jammu and Kashmir

  • Dal Lake is one of the most famous lakes in India.
  • It is located in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir and attracts tourists from all over the world.
  • Kidney-shaped, it covers an area of ​​7.44 km with an average depth of 1.5 m and is also a popular bird-watching spot.

Chilika Lake in Odisha

  • The largest saltwater lake and the largest lake in India, Chilika Lake is a symbol of ancient beauty and tranquillity.
  • It is known as the largest brackish water lake in Asia with an area of 1165 sq km.
  • Due to its biodiversity and socio-economic value, Chilika was designated as a Ramsar site in 1981 to provide better protection.
  • It is home to a wide variety of birds, with many birds migrating from different parts of the world – making it a great place to watch birds.

Pichola Lake in Rajasthan

  • Pichola Lake, located in Udaipur, Rajasthan, is named after the nearby village of Picholi.
  • The lake is an artificial shape and was formed in 1362.
  • There are some islands with palaces in the lake which offer a beautiful view of the lake.
  • . Boating on the lake is one of the most popular things here.
  • Also, it’s very easy to reach! You will have to take a flight to Udaipur, from where Lake Pichola is only 23 km away.

Sambhar Salt Lake in Rajasthan

  • Sambhar is also known as “Rajasthan Salt Lake” and is the largest inland salt lake in India.
  • The salt lake is divided by a dam to help produce salt and covers an area of ​​22.5 square kilometres.
  • This is a joy for bird watchers.

Loktak Lake in Manipur

  • Loktak Lake is the largest freshwater lake in northeastern India and is located in Manipur.
  • What separates this lake from many other things is that it has a circular floating swamp called Phumdis.
  • The lake is a lifeline for those who live nearby as a source of fresh water.
  • it houses Keibul Lamjao National Park, the only floating national park.
  • The lake contains 233 species of aquatic plants, more than 100 species of birds, and 425 species of animals, including the Indian Python and the Sambhar.

Pushkar Lake in Rajasthan

  • A sacred lake for Hindus, Lake Pushkar is one of the five holiest places for Hindus in India.
  • It is located in the city of Pushkar in the Ajmer district of Rajasthan.
  • Lake Pushkar is semicircular and about 8-10 meters deep.
  • There are more than 500 Hindu temples around the lake.

Lake Wimbledon in Kerala

  • At 96 km long and 14 km wide, Vembanad Lake is known as the longest lake in India and the largest reservoir of water in Kerala and the largest lake in the state of Kerala.
  • A lake that covers several districts of Kerala, is known by different names in different areas. Punnamada Lake in Kuttanad, Kochi Lake in Kochi.
  • Lake Vembanad is a place known for its tranquillity, tranquillity and the aquatic animals that breed here.
  • A houseboat ride on Lake Vembanad will take tourists to the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary and the surrounding small islands.

Bhimtal Lake in Uttarakhand

  • Bhimtal Lake is 1701 meters long, 451 meters wide and 18 meters deep.
  • It is located at an altitude of 1370 meters, 22 km from Nainital.
  • The lake covers an area of ​​63.25 hectares with an island in the middle of the lake.
  • It is a perennial lake that is not only home to a wide variety of aquatic life but is also a winter resort for Himalayan birds.

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