India along with its great variety of natural flora and fauna, high mountains in the north, great wild life varieties in the forests and jungles across the hills and plains, the beauty of sand dunes in the desert and tropical golden sun and blue water in the sprawling beaches across the coast line, also India offers a great astounding beauty of natural water reserve in lakes and rivers. In the course of time the various administrative decisions to address the social, economic and esthetic need of the population have made some of the beautiful artificial lakes as well. This is the reason why the most beautiful lakes of India comprise both natural and man-made lakes. Here we would introduce some of the most beautiful lakes of India comprising a majority of natural lakes and a small minority of artificial ones.
Chilka Lake in Odisha
Chilka Lake is the largest coastal lake in Odisha, India and this is considered to be the Asia's largest salt water lake. This lake is the paradise for the migratory birds of all sorts and this adds to the tourist attractions of the lake. Its popular naming as the Swiss Lake of India is reminiscent of the beauty of the lake. The lake boasts of some activities like fishing boats which is also another attribute to the natural beauty of this blue water lake.
Gurudongmar Lake in Sikkim
This high altitude lake in the upper recesses of eastern Himalayas provides one of the most virgin and divine beauty and with its great backdrop of high snow covered peaks and crystal clear blue water this is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful lakes in India. The state of Sikkim is having some of the most beautiful natural lakes in India and among them. This Gurudongmar lake is the largest and like others considered as sacred in the local tradition.
Dal Lake in Srinagar of Kashmir
Jammu & Kashmir is reportedly called to be the most exotic hill destination around the world for its colorful natural flora and fauna, picturesque mountains and valleys and blazing beauty of river streams and lakes. If Srinagar is popularly called to be the capital of this celebrated tourist paradise then Dal Lake is the most shinning jewel on its throne. Crystal clear water of Dal Lake in the setting of natural hue of the sprawling valley and great peaks in the distance and the swaying traditionally designed boats on the lake provides some of the greatest specters among the most beautiful lakes in India.
Pangong Lake in Ladakh, India
This lake is one of the highest altitude lakes in the world and considering its heavenly tranquil setting beside the great snow covered mountains and rocky terrains it is considered by many as the most beautiful lake in India. The lake is 134 km long and just 5 km wide and close to 20 km of its stretch is in China. The line of actual control or the international border between India and China runs through this lake. With its crystal blue water surrounded by lofty rock terrain and blows of wind over its supple water its rivulets gleam is altogether a heavenly specter and a lifetime experience.
Rabindra Sarovar in Kolkata
This is an artificial lake in the south Kolkata which has been built by the British in the 20s as an initiative to decorate the city and for water preservation. The Rabindra Sarovar lake offers a beautiful specter with clean water and boating and rowing activities. Especially before the dusk when the tropical sun of Kolkata leaves its golden hue upon the supple play of wind and water on the surface of the lake sitting in one of the reclining seats beside this long lake that covers almost three railway stations along the way, you can really have a travel experience in a exotic location.