Lakes can be considered as the best alternative to Sea, especially if you are looking for peace and relaxing Holidays. Himachal Pradesh is the home to hundreds of beautiful lakes where you can enjoy the charm of cool dip surrounded by beautiful lush green mountains.
Some of these are small lakes while some of them are very large to which the visitors from all over the World Pays visit. These lakes are surrounded by pristine nature and picturesque beauty.
These lakes are paradise for nature lovers where they can enjoy many activities including rock climbing walls , windsurfing etc.
These lakes of Himachal Pradesh even attracts many painters to bring them on to the canvas. So make sure to enjoy the incredible beauty of these lakes when you visit to Himachal.
Here is the list of various lakes which are located in several districts of Himachal Pradesh.
List of Himachal Pradesh beautiful lakes
|Lake Name||Distt||Best time to visit||Surface elevation|
|Prashar Lake||Mandi||April to July and September to November||2,730 m|
|Chandra Taal||Lahul and Spiti||May to October||4,250 m|
|Nako Lake||Kinnaur||May to October||3,662;m|
|Bhrigu Lake||Kullu||May to October||4,300 m|
|Renuka Lake||Sirmaur||Throughout the year||672 m|
|Rewalsar Lake||Mandi||March to October||1,360 m|
|Suraj Tal||Lahaul and Spiti||May to October||4,883 m|
|Manimahesh Lake||Chamba||April and May, September to mid-November||4,190 m|
|Kareri Lake||Kangra||May to June, September to October||2,934 m|
|Maharana Pratap Sagar||Kangra||Throughout the year||436 m|
|Gobind Sagar||Bilaspur||Throughout the year||515 m|
|Dal Lake (Himachal Pradesh)||Kangra||May to October||1,775 m|
|Khajjiar Lake||Chamba||October to June||1,900 m|
|Seruvalsar Lake||Kullu||May to October||3,100 m|
|Lama Dal and Chander Naun||Chamba||july to August||3,960 m|
|Macchial Lake||Mandi||Throughout the year||850 m|
|Dehnasar Lake||Kangra||July to September||4,280 m|
|Pandoh Lake||Mandi||Throughout the year||76 m|
|bradonsar lake||Shimla||Throughout the year|
Prashar Lake is situated in the Mandi District of Himachal and is about 50 KM from the main city. This lake is situated at the altitude of 2730 m above sea level. The Prashar Lake is known for its beautiful surroundings. Many kind of fishes can be found in the Prashar Lake and many species of migratory birds come in this lake every year.
Chandra Taal Lake
With maximum length of 1 KM and width of 0.5 KM, Chandra Taal Lake is another famous lake of Himachal Pradesh which is located in the Spliti area of Lahul and Spiti district. Chandra Taal Lake is located at the height of 4,300 meters.
This lake can boast a natural environment almost uncontaminated thanks to the cleanliness of the waters that guarantees freshness. Chandra Taal Lake appears as a true symbol of naturalistic, historical and traditional attractions that allow the visitors to enjoy one of the most beautiful place.
Located at the height of 3,662 meters in the Pooh sub-division of Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh, the Nako Lake offers offers a variety of itineraries of both types i.e natural and historical. The visit to Nake Lake will enrich your trip or weekend with beautiful natural attractions, historical places and good local cuisine.
Bhrigu Lake is located near Manali city of Kullu District and is on the east of Rohtang Pass. There are many attractions to see near Bhrigu Lake like Vashishth temple and Gulaba which are just few KMs from the Bhrigu Lake.
There many mythological beliefs associated with the Bhrigu Lake and one of which is that this lake has got is name after name of Maharishi Bhrigu. In addition to surrounding with many places of historical importance the Bhrigu Lake is a must visit place while your visit in Manali because of its lush green natural scenaries.
Renuka Lake is situated at the height of abut 672 m above the sea level in the Sirmaur district of Himachal Pradesh. The Renuaka Lake has a circumference of 3214 m which adds it to the list of one of largest lake in Himachal Pradesh.
Renuka Lake has some very good attractions and things to do like a mini Zoo and lion safari. Visitors can be enjoy boating also. In the month of November a fair is held at Renuaka Lake and huge rush of tourist and local visitors can be seen here during this month.
Due to these so many activities, Renuka Lake is also one of the most visited Lakes of Himachal Pradesh. Renuka Lake got its name from the Goddess Renuka.
Located about 23 KM to the West of Mandi District of Himachal Pradesh, Rewalsar Lake is situated at the altitude of 1360 m above sea level. Rewalsar Lake has high religious importance to various religions including Hindus, Sikhs and Buddhists.
The main attactions near Rewalsar Lake are three Hindu temples which are dedicated to Lord Shiva, Lord Krishna and the sage Lomas. In additions to these three Hindu Temples, tourist can pay their visit to three Buddhist monasteries. We recommend the tourist to visit Rewalsar Lake and is definitely included in the list of most beautiful lakes of Himachal Pradesh.
Surya taal is located at the altitude of 4890m in the Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh. Suraj Tal is also known by another name Surya Taal. Not only Suraj Tal lake is the third larget lake in India but it is also at the number 21 when we talk about the largest lakes in the World.
Suraj Tal lake can be reached through Leh-Manali Highway and is located about 65 KM from Keylong district. Suraj Tal is surrouded with lot of beautiful glaciers and streams which originates from Bara-lacha-la pass. Snowfall can be witnessed near Suraj Tal Lake area throughout the area. The lake is also known for its beautiful climatic conditions.