Most Beautiful Lakes In India

Enjoy the Watery Beauty of Nature


Calm water and tranquil setting are the key features of the lakes that make them present in every traveler’s bucket list. Whether you want to enjoy the natural beauty at its best or have some leisurely activities with the family, a lake offers perfect secluded trip.

The land of India is peppered with hundreds of small and large lakes. Let’s take a tour to the most scenic lakes in India.


1. Chilika Lake

Chilka Lake

Located in Orissa, Chilika Lake is one the largest salty water lakes in Asia. This second largest lagoon of the world invites migratory birds from foreign lands. The calm beautiful water body is protected zone for many endangered animals and plants and also a bountiful source for fisheries.


2. Loktak Lake

Loktak Lake

Unique for its floating phumdis (vegetation), Lokatak Lake is the largest fresh water lake of North-East India. Located in Manipur, this lake is a great source of livelihood for a substantial number of fishermen. The core beauty of the place lies in the round floating green patches of vegetation on the contrasting blue water of the lake. The exotic and serene beauty of the spot calls many visitors.


3. Dal Lake

Dal Lake

Dal Lake is one of the precious and most popular among all the tourist attractions of India. An itinerary to Kashmir – ‘Paradise on Earth’ cannot be done without witnessing the unparalleled loveliness of this water body. Exquisite Mughal gardens surrounding this watery beauty are enough to give a memorable experience to the visitors. A Shikara ride on the tranquil water is not only exceptional experience but also one of the popular scenes shot in Bollywood movies.


4. Vembanad Lake

Vembanad Lake

Located at the heart of Kerala’s backwater, Vembanad Lake is a perfect spot to admire wonders of nature.  The floating piece of utterly serene houseboats on the blue surface of Lake is a charming scene to behold.  Being one of the major tourist spot, the lake is dotted with a number of resorts on its banks.


5. Pichola Lake

Pichola Lake

Located in Udaipur, Pichola Lake is a fresh water lake and is a major tourist spot of the city. The lake holding four islands is considered one of the romantic destinations of India. A boat ride on the blue surface is worth your ride, if you are visiting the place.


6. Bhimtal Lake

Bhimtaalm Lake

Being the largest lake in Kumaon region, Bhimtal Lake is situated around 22 Km from Nainital. The lake contains a small island at its centre on which a beautiful aquarium is placed. This lake is ultimate spot for a retreat far from the city life. Enjoy the panoramic beauty of this place on a boat cruise.


7. Pangong Tso Lake

Pangong Tso Lake

Situated at an altitude of 4,250 meters, Pangong Tso Lake falls in the land of Ladakh. This pristine water body is one of the largest brackish water lakes in Asia. Sprawling over the borders of India and China, the lake is stunning for its extra clear water. This blue water body surrounded with elevated mountains is one of the rare beauties of nature to see. The beauty of the place has made many scenes of popular Bollywood movies getting shot here.


8. Suraj Tal Lake

Suraj Taal Lake

Located in the Lahaul and Spiti valley of Himachal Pradesh, Suraj Tal Lake is also known as the Lake of the Sun God. The amazing emerald-green water of the lake looks like hidden gem amidst the elevated mountains and valleys. The spot is famous for extra doses of adventure for its road trips, trekking and motorcycling. Tourists passing through the nearby famous Manali-Leh trail catch the glimpse of the exceptional beauty of this lake.


9. Nainital Lake

Nainitaal Lake

Nainital Lake is a pear-shaped pool of fresh water situated right at the centre of the Nainital town. The lake clasped amidst the rolling hills, portraits spectacular views of the town. This water body is encircled by tall Naina peak, the famous Tiffin Top and Snow View. Lush greenery surrounding the lake enriches its captivating beauty. It is one of the must-visit places for nature lovers.


10. Tam Dil Lake

Tam Dil Lake

Located in Mizoram Tamdil Lake is one of the popular picnic spot and tourist attraction. Located 85 km from Aizwal, this lake is surrounded by thick foliage and hillocks. The water reservoir is habitat of variety of birds and flowers.


11. Wular Lake

Wular Lake

Originally a lake basin, Wular Lake is another rare beauty of Kashmir. Located at a distance of 60 Km from Srinagar, this is one of the largest fresh water lakes of Asia. Surrounded by blue mountains, the place is replete with rich bio-diversity. Supported by Jhelum River, the water body gives flood protection to Kashmir valley. A garden is situated on the lakeside hill which offers the aerial view of the lake and entire region from the hill top park. This less explored place is worth your visit if you are an admirer of aquatic beauty.


12. Nigeen Lake

Nageen Lake

Although Nigeen Lake is a part of Dal Lake, many times it is spoken of as a separate lake. Renowned as the ‘Jewel in the Ring’, the lake got its name for the lining of the trees encircling the blue pool or water. Isolated from Dal Lake the place is more serene and quiet.


13. Sela Lake

Sela Lake

To be found on high altitude, Sela Lake falls in the Twang district of Arunachal Pradesh. It is enthralling to watch this shimmering pool of water clutched amidst rocky mountains. The place looks more stunning when covered with snow. The lake gets partially of fully frozen during winters.


14. Chandratal Lake

Chandrataal Lake

The crescent shaped water reservoir is sandwiched between quiet Himalayan peaks. Placed at a height of 4300 meters, the lake comes under Spiti and Lahaul district of Himachal Pradesh. The spot can be accessed from Kunzum Pass which is 6 km away. The lake looks bewitching during summer time with green meadows surrounding the deep blue water under the backdrop of elevated mountains. Popular destination for trekkers and campers Chandratal Lake is a great delight for photographers to take extra ordinary shots.


15. Nakki Lake

Nakki Lake

Located in Mount Abu of Rajasthan, Nakki lake is attributed with many unique facts and features. It is the largest man-made lake in India. For its romantic ambience and exceptional charm, the place is famous as Love Lake of Mount Abu. The half-mile lengthy lake is very sacred for the Garacia tribe of Rajasthan.


We still do not know one thousandth of one per cent of what nature has revealed to us- Albert Einstein