From Kashmir to Kanyakumari, there are many lakes in India. Among them, some are saltwater, while others are freshwater lakes. These beautiful lakes lure wanderers all around the world.

Take a look at these stunning lakes in India:

1. Dal Lake, Kashmir

Embellishing the Heaven on Earth, Kashmir, Dal lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in India. The lake is also well-known as the Crown of Kashmir.

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Once the summer Capital of the Mughal Dynasty, you will see the parks, and gardens created by them. The lake is also in several Bollywood movies. So, do not miss the chance and visit the lake on your trip to Srinagar.

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2. Pangong Tso, Jammu & Kashmir 

If you have watched the movie 3idiots, you will recognize lake Pangong Tso. Nestled in the Changthang region of eastern Ladakh, it is one of the highest saltwater lakes in the World.

The best time to visit the lake is from May to September. Plan a road trip with your friends, and visit this pristine lake.

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3. Prashar Lake, Himachal Pradesh

Adorned with messy meadows, dense forest, and the scenic view of snow-clad mountains, Lake Prashar is beautiful beyond words. And in the midst of the lake, a floating island takes the place to the next level.

Plan camping near the lake with your loved ones. Take a walk around the lake, or gaze at the starry night.

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4. Nainital Lake, Uttarakhand

The lake district of India, Nainital, is famous for its lakes. Amongst them, Nainital Lakes is a top attraction for tourists all around the world.

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Embraced by the seven majestic hills, the lakes look stunning. The pleasant weather in the summer attracts travelers. You can also try boating in the lake.

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5. Bhimtal Lake, Uttarakhand

Cradled in the hill station of Nainital, Bhimtal Lake is another famous lake in Uttarakhand. Named after the mythical idol Bhima from the sacred book Mahabharata, the lake has a special place for many people.

If you love adventure, Bhimtal Lake is the place for you. There is a bunch of activities you can try, including Kayaking, Boating, Water scooting, paragliding, and zip lining.

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6. Gurudongmar Lake, Sikkim

Perched atop 5,430 m from the ground in the Great Himalayas, Gurudongmar Lake looks like scenery from a magical book. The snow-clad peaks encircling the sheer water will make you feel like an adventurer from a novel.

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However, the journey to the lake is not for everyone. Being at a high altitude, many people suffer from vomiting, nausea, or breathing issues, aside from the freezing cold weather.

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7. Lake Pichola, Rajasthan

Shrouded with islands, palaces, and temples, Lake Pichola is one of the most romantic places in Udaipur. Established by Maharana Udai Sing, the founder of Udaipur, the lake is a popular tourist attraction.

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Enjoy a luxurious vacation in one of the elegant palaces in Pichola, Rajasthan. Take a boat ride into the lake, watching the sunrise or sunset.

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8. Loktak Lake, Manipur

Uncovered in the northeastern state of India, Loktak Lake is the only floating lake in the world. The lake is also an essential part of the livelihood of the natives.

You can have a boat ride on Loktak lake. The beautiful lake is perfect for some insta-worthy pictures.

9. Chilika Lake, Orissa

Chilika is one of the two lagoons where you can only see Irrawaddy dolphins. Sprawling across an area of over 1,100 sq km, it is the largest saltwater lake in India.

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Plan a trip to this freshwater lake if you live in Odisha or are on a visit to the state. Take a bus or book a cab from Puri, Cuttack, or other cities of Odisha. Then ride a boat, if you are lucky, you might see the dolphins.

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10. Upper Lake, Madhya Pradesh

Created in the 11th century, Upper Lake, also known as Bhojtaal, is the oldest man-made lake in India. Nestled in the capital city of Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal, this place is the perfect place to spend quality time with family and friends.

Have a wonderful evening with your closed ones watching the beautiful sunset while boating. You can also munch on the snacks on the stall near the lake.

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