9 Lakes of Himachal Any Travel Bug Must Have On His Bucket List!


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Himachal Pradesh is a state to be explored repetitively as this is one state that satisfies your lust for travelling. There are infinite places to be explored by anyone bitten by the travel bug. But, the best of them and my favourites are lakes of Himachal Pradesh. You will find many trek options to various lakes with camping options as well. If you haven’t been to any of them, you should not spend time packing your bags, but just leave. Sound of the running water is definitely relaxing, but a standing lake is eternal peace. So to feed that hunger in you for exploration we bring you these lakes of Himachal Pradesh.

Brighu Lake

Brighu Lake is located at an elevation of around 4,300 metres in Kullu district. It is located east of Rohtang Pass and is around 6 kilometres from Gulaba village. Source

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Chandra Taal

Chandra Taal is situated in the Spiti part of the Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh. The name of the lake originates from its crescent shape. It is situated at an altitude of about 4,300 metres in the Himalayas. Source

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Prashar Lake

Prashar Lake lies 49 km north of Mandi, with a three-storied pagoda-like temple dedicated to the sage Prashar. The lake is located at a height of 2730 m above sea level. Source

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Kareri Lake

Kareri Lake is a high altitude, shallow, fresh water lake south of the Dhauladhar range approximately 9 km North West of Dharamsala in Kangra district. Its surface is 2934 metres above the sea level. Source

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Suraj Tal

Suraj Tal is a sacred body of water, literally meaning the Lake of the Sun God and lies just below the Bara-lacha-la Pass in the Lahaul and Spiti valley. Source

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Mani Mahesh

Manimahesh Lake is a high altitude lake situated close to the Manimahesh Kailash Peak in the Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas, in the Bharmour subdivision of Chamba district. Source

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Renuka Lake

Renuka lake is in the Sirmaur district of Himachal Pradesh in India and it is 672 m above the sea level. It is the largest lake in Himachal Pradesh, with a circumference of about 3214 m. This lake was named after the goddess Renuka. Source


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Nako Lake

Nako Lake is a high altitude lake in the Pooh sub-division of the Kinnaur district. It forms part of the boundary of Nako village and seems that the village is half buried in the lake’s border. It is about 3,662 metres above sea level. Source

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Maharana Pratap Sagar

Maharana Pratap Sagar also known as Pong Reservoir or Pong Dam Lake was created in 1975, by building the highest earth fill dam in India on the Beas River in the wetland zone of the Siwalik of the Kangra district. Source

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