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8 Places to Visit Just in Case You Have a Thing for Lakes

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There are many beautiful and breathtaking lakes in India. However, we list some of the cleanest and the most serene lakes.

1. Chandra Taal

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The lake is so beautiful, it almost mirrors the sky.

HolidayIQ Traveller Ralston says, "Hey, If you love adventure then try to visit spiti valley, its an ultimate destination as like ladakh. places to visit in spiti is kunzum pass,losar, chandratal lake,kaza,kibber,tabo,nako."

2. Gurudongmar Lake

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Gurudongmar Lake is popular as one of the highest lakes in the world. The lake lies adjacent to the Tibetan plateau on the northern side of the Khangchengyao Mountain in North Sikkim. In ancient times, the lake remained frozen all the time and hence, there was no source of water in the area. Well, Gurudongmar Lake will fall in the list "of the must see destination before your die" of India. It is heavenly, mesmerizing, serene, mind blowing. The journey to the lake itself is a nature lover's delight.
I am not repeating the much repeated details of this destination. It cannot be described or reviewed, some places are there you need to go and feel it. Only one restriction, children below eight years are not allowed. Please go ahead and visit it in summer, satisfaction and bliss guaranteed.

3. Kareri Lake

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Kareri Lake is one of the popular locations among adventure enthusiasts. The natural water body in the pasture land is among the popular trekking trails from Dharamshala. The site in the valleys of Dhauladhar ranges is frequented by Gujjars and Gaddis from nearby villages. Kareri Lake provides bird-view of water stream meanders and deep valleys of conifers.

4. Lonar Lake

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Lonar Lake, located in the district of Buldana, Maharashtra, is one of the most popular attractions of the region. It is said that this lake was formed as a result of a meteor that bombarded the earth. It is theorised that the chemical constituents of the meteor along with the regional soil, give the lake both saline and alkaline properties at different points.
The unique nature of the lake has made it a subject of several studies and researches conducted by ecologists, geologists, naturalists and even astronomers.

HolidayIQ Traveller Kalpana says, "Lonar Lake, a total surprize pack to me. A natural lake which has most salty water, that we can't gargle even, area is large & surrounded with jungle of babhul, nim etc. There are lots of monkeys on the way. Many birds are whistling. When we go there in the start of monsoon & peacocks are calling, "MIO' "MIO' for rain we enjoy that, took snaps of jungle, lake & mandir."

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5. Pangong Lake

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How can you not add Pangong Lake to the list? Gorgeous and serene it is where you must go at least once in your life!

HolidayIQ Traveller Vatsal says, "Ever since I saw 3 Idiots, I wanted to visit this lake. Have been seeing it in pictures but the moment I saw it up close, I was spellbound. So beautiful! So amazing! So... Out of words friends . This is the most beautiful aspect of Leh."

6. Prashar Lake

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Prashar Lake, at an altitude of 2730 m above sea level, is considered to have been a sacred place of Sage Prashar. There is a three-tiered Pagoda styled temple on the banks of this lake, where different cultural festivals are celebrated by the villagers. The lake is surrounded by snow-covered mountains and the Beas River.HolidayIQ traveller SHravanan says, "I was there for a modelling photo shoot with my team and models. The travel from Manali was great with a show of different extravaganza by nature. Great off roading in narrow routes and small walk in the end. There was a hail storm an hour before we reached Prashar Lake. We became speechless. We did not want to disturb the place with our work."

7. Tsomgo Lake, Gangtok

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The water in this lake has been accumulated from the melting snow on the mountains located nearby. The river Lungtze Chu originates from this lake, which meets Rangpo-chu down its course. According to the history, the colour of water of this lake was studied by Lamas so as to forecast about the future. They believed, if the water had a dark tinge, it indicated an year full of trouble and unrest in the state.

HolidayIQ Traveller Kavita says, "This is a must see while in Gangtok. Best left to the travel desk people to organise everything from permit to taxi and sightseeing on the way. Very scenic drive on roads not very good but being maintained as best as possible. You need a whole day to see the other sights on the way and visit the lake and return. The lake is spectacular and the rare atmosphere makes one a little light headed but an exhilarating experience."

8. Tamdil Lake

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One of the lesser known lakes on this list, this one offers you a perfect getaway from the busy life. The beauty of the lake is a bonus and the fact that you can explore Aizwal can not be ignored.

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