India has a large number of beautiful lakes spread all over the country from Kashmir to Kerala and from Rajasthan to Assam. Lakes in India, whether naturally formed, or man made, are extremely beautiful, calm and serene, which have been given importance from the time of our epics.
Today we bring to you a list of top 10 crystal clear water lakes in India, some of which you may not have even heard of before. You must visit these beautiful India’s lakes at least once in your life because they are the best remedies for stress, fatigue and insipidity, and will give you an experience for lifetime.
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Gorgeous plus Cleanest Lakes in India
1. Kareri Lake – Kangra, Himachal Pradesh
Located 2,934m above sea level, Kareri Lake is a deep glacial lake, and also is one of the popular locations among adventure enthusiasts- a base camp to the Bleni Pass and the Minkiani Pass. The natural water body in the pasture land is among the popular trekking trails from Dharamshala. You can choose to either homestay at the Kareri village or make arrangements to stay at the Forest Guest House.
Best time to visit: April to June
2. Prashar Lake- Mandi, Himachal Pradesh
Do you want to see a lake which resembles to shinning blue mirror on the ground? Then visit Prashar Lake, which promises an absolutely breathtaking 180 degree view of the Dhauladhar, Kinnaur and Pir Pinjal mountain ranges, and takes your heart away with its gorgeousness. The lake is 2730 m above sea level, and is considered to have been a sacred place of Sage Prashar.
Best time to visit: August to September and December to February for winter trek
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3. Tsomgo Lake- Gangtok
With mesmerizing reflections of the mountains around it, the Tsomgo Lake, is one of cleanest lakes in India. The water in this lake has been accumulated from the melting snow on the mountains located nearby. Located at an elevation of 12,313 ft, Tsomgo Lake is an ethereally beautiful glacial lake. Tourists, especially from foreign countries need a permit to visit this lake as it falls in the restricted area.
Best time to visit: May to August
4. Chandra Taal- Spiti, Himachal Pradesh
Situated right at the heart of Himachal Pradesh, Spiti, India and at an altitude of 4300 meters is this beautiful and magical Chandra Taal Lake. Simply referred to as the Moon Lake, Chandra Taal Lake is a barren yet beautiful lake which got its name due to its crescent shape. The lake is perfectly blue in color, serves as a perfect ground for hikers to camp. The lake is the source of River Chandra that merges with River Bhaga to form River Chandrabhaga.
Best time to visit: May to October
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5. Lonar Lake- Maharashtra
I think there will be very few who know about the Lonar Crater Lake. It is the world’s oldest and largest carter in India, which is the only of its kind on earth. A land-locked water body which is alkaline and saline at the same time, the Lonar Lake supports micro-organisms rarely found elsewhere on earth. The trek to this picturesque lake is a treat for birdwatchers. Also, the wildlife enthusiasts can enjoy the wilderness and animal life there.
Best time to visit: Round the year, except monsoons!
6. Wular Lake- Jammu and Kashmir
It is one of the largest cleanest lakes in Asia and the largest in India, is located in Jammu and Kashmir. The green water of the Wular Lake is an important natural habitat for fish, a rich population of birds and wildlife. Mountain skiing, and hiking facilities are also available on the bank of the lake. The beauty of Wular lake is further enhanced by the snowy peaks that surround the water of lake from all sides.
Best time to visit: June to August
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7. Pangong TSo Lake, Ladakh
The gorgeous Pangong Tso lake is a salt water lake which is 134 km long extends from India to Tibet at a height of about 4,350m. The best way to explore the lake is to devour its beauty against the rising and setting sun while camping on the banks. And also, it is the location where Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor were snogging in the last scene of a most popular movie, 3 Idiots. The crystal clear blue lake sprawls over an area of 100 kilometers across the borders of two countries in India and China.
Best time to visit: Summer is the best time.
8. Naini Lake- Nainital, Uttarakhand
Naini Lake is one of the most famous lakes of Uttarakhand and most visited attraction in India. As per the local legends, Sati Devi’s eyes fell here and hence this lake is considered as sacred. Nainital Lake is not just a prominent tourist attractions in Nainital but also one of the holy places of Uttarakhand. The best part about Nani Lake is that it located right in the middle of town and offers a spectacular view of the hills. Also, the boats in the lake are famous for offering an unforgettable experience of paddle boating to visitors.
Best time to visit: March to June
9. Tamdil- Mizoram
One of the lesser known lakes on this list, Tamdil lake offers you a perfect getaway from the busy life as it is one of the crystal clear lakes in India. A popular fishing, boating and picnic spot for the locals and tourists alike, the lake will definitely leave you amazed. One can enjoy the breathtaking view of the reflection of the surrounding lush forest on the pristine still water. In brief, Tamdil Lake is exquisite in its beauty and truly a camper’s paradise.
Best time to visit: October to March
10. Chilika Lake, Odisha
Chilika Lake is the brackish water lake and is the largest coastal lake in India. The lake is an ecosystem with large fishery resources and is also home to a number of threatened species of plants and animals. This pear shaped lagoon is considered as the ‘Asia’s largest salt water lagoon’. Attractions of Chilika Lake are fishing, boating, beautiful migratory birds.
Best time to visit: October to June
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Now enjoy the vacations at any above mentioned lakes in India. It will be the best experience of your life!