India as a country is replete with natural resources. There are mountains, oceans, seas, rivers, valleys and lakes all spread across the country adding to its beautiful landscape. North India is known not just for its marvellous hill stations and lush green valleys, but is home to beautiful lakes too that make for must-visit destinations. If you are planning to travel any time soon, especially for a trip to the northern part of India, make sure to visit such places of natural beauty. And there's nothing better than a serene holiday to enjoy the views of stunning lakes and soak in the best of nature. Here is a list of the most beautiful lakes in north India, which you should add to your travel itineraries.
5 Must-Visit Beautiful Lakes In North India
1. Pangong Tso, Ladakh
Probably the most remembered character from 3 idiots, Pangong Tso Lake is a gem. Located in eastern Ladakh, this lake lives up to the hype that is created. It gained immense popularity after the blockbuster film was released leading to an influx of tourists from across the country. However, this also led to the problem of cleanliness in the area. This issue was promptly addressed and resolved thus making the lake a great tourist spot once again. Ladakh has some of the most beautiful landscapes to witness in the world. The best time to visit Ladakh and Pangong Lake is from May to September.
2. Suraj Tal, Himachal Pradesh
Recognized for the bluest water, this lake is also known as the Surya Tal or Tso Kamtsi. It is the third highest lake in India and is 800 m long. Located in the upper Himalayan zone in the Lahaul and Spiti district, Surya Tal is situated at a height of 4950 m above sea level. The best time to visit this lake is from mid May to mid October.
3. Bhimtal, Uttarakhand
Located in the "lake district of India" i.e., Nainital, there are 8 more lakes to see along with this one. Bhimtal is probably the largest lake in Nainital and has many recreational activities in the vicinity. This lake has a small island at its centre which has a restaurant. This restaurant can be accessed only via a boat ride. The best time to visit this place is from March to June and from September to December.
4. Dal Lake, Kashmir
Referred to as the jewel in the crown of Kashmir, Dal Lake is perhaps the most well known lake in all of India. It definitely lives up to this hype created and is an important landmark in Srinagar. It's characterised by the houseboats floating in the lake acting like a unique lodging for tourists.The best time to visit this lake is from May to November
5. Pichola Lake, Rajasthan
Situated in the 'City of Lakes' this particular lake is one of its kind. Named after the Picholi village, Lake Pichola is an artificial lake created in 1362. It is one of the most celebrated lakes in Rajasthan and is a must-visit destination if you are in Rajasthan. There are plenty of recreational activities located in and around the lake like shopping arenas, street food stalls, vintage walking tours, a special sunset boat ride and more. The best time to visit Lake Pichola is from October to February.
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