15 Stunning and Scenic Heritage Lakes of India

There are many breathtakingly beautiful lakes in India which are very known for natural habitat to waterfowl and migratory birds. List of the notable lakes in India includes Sukhna Lake Chandigarh,Chandubi Lake Assam,Thol Lake Gujarat,Renuka Lake Himachal,Umiam Lake Shillong and Manasbal Lake Kashmir.

Upper Lake, Bhopal


Upper Lake known as Bhojtal is the largest artificial lake of India,located in the capital city of Madhya Pradesh. Bhojtal lake and Bhoj Wetland supports wide species of animals and birds.

Dhebar Lake, Udaipur

Dhebar Lake is also known as Jaisamand Lake is the second largest artificial lake of Asia. The lake and Jaisamand wildlife sanctuary has rich wildlife natural habitat for fauna deer,antelope and various species of migratory birds.

Loktak Lake, Manipur


Loktak Lake is the largest freshwater lake of North-East Indian state of Manipur and he only floating lake in the world. The floating phumdis are last natural home of the endangered sangai or Manipur brow-antlered deer.

Wular Lake, Jammu and Kashmir


Wular Lake is claimed to be the largest freshwater lake in India and one of the 26 Indian wetlands designated as a Ramsar site. The lake is an important fish habitat and home to waterfowl and migratory birds.

Vembanad Lake, Kerala

Vembanad Lake

Vembanad lake is the largest lake in the state of Kerala and counted as one of the largest lakes in India. The lake host Nehru Trophy Snake Boat Race and its Wetland bird sanctuary is a favorite haunt of migratory birds.

Pushkar Lake, Rajasthan


Pushkar Lake one of the oldest heritage lakes of India,located in the town of Pushkar in the Rajasthan. The lake is surrounded by 52 bathing ghats and a sacred lake of the Hindus with over 500 temples are situated around the lake.

Gurudongmar Lake, Sikkim


Gurudongmar Lake is the 2nd highest lake in India and one of the highest lakes in the world. The lake remains frozen during winter months and considered as one of the 8 frozen lake of Sikkim.

Ashtamudi Lake, Kollam


Ashtamudi Lake of Kollam is the most visited lake in Kerala and known as gateway to the backwaters. The lake is also known for houseboat and backwater resorts, also supports 57 species of avifauna.

Pangong Tso Lake, Ladakh


Pangong Tso is one of the largest brackish lakes in Asia,situated high in the Himalayas. This location required An Inner Line Permit to visit in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir.

Dal Lake, Srinagar


Dal Lake is the main attraction of Srinagar with Houseboats,Floating Gardens and Shikara ride. The lake is the second largest in the state and near to the shore line of the lake, Mughal gardens is located.

Chilika Lake, Odisha


Chilika Lake brackish water lagoon is the largest brackish-water eco-system in India followed by Pulicat Lake. The lake and its ecosystem is largest wintering ground for migratory birds on the Indian sub-continent.

Lake Pichola, Udaipur


Lake Pichola is the most picturesque lake of Udaipur and one of the 5 prominent and most beautiful lakes of the city. There are four islands on the lake,Jag Niwas and Jag Mandir are located within Pichola Lake.

Pulicat Lake, Nellore


Pulicat Lake is a brackish water lake located at the border of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. The lake has rich flora and fauna diversity of aquatic birds and the second largest brackish-water eco-system in India after Chilka lake.

Nainital Lake, Uttarakhand


Nainital Lake is one of the 4 Lakes of Kumaon hills and the major attraction of Naintal town. The crescent shaped lake bounded by the high and steep Naina peak,forest trees and hill ranges.

Lonar Crater Lake, Maharashtra


Lonar Crater Lake of Maharashtra is the largest and only hyper-velocity impact crater in basaltic rock. The Lake  is located in Buldhana district in Maharashtra and haven for a wide range of plant and animal life.