15 Amazingly Beautiful Natural and Artificial Lakes of India

The most beautiful lakes of India includes Dal Lake of J&K,Wular Lake,Loktak Lake,Lake Pichola,Gurudongmar Lake,Vembanad Lake and Chilka Lake plus number of amazing Himalayan lakes. There are many breathtaking lakes in India which are very beautiful and Incredible waterways spread throughout the area and India is home to a number of beautiful lakes, both natural and artificial.

Kolleru Lake, Andhra Pradesh


The Kolleru Lake is one of the largest freshwater lakes in India and the biggest shallow fresh water lake in Asia, located between the delta of Krishna & Godavari river in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Kolleru Lake is an important habitat for an estimated 20 million resident and migratory birds, including the Grey or Spot-billed Pelican.

Chandubi Lake, Assam

Chandubi Lake is a natural sight seeing and picnic spot located in Kamrup district of Lower Assam. This natural lake is located at the foot of Garo hills surrounded by Assam and Meghalaya state border and this place is calm and peaceful covered by deep forest, tea garden and small and distinct villages.

Nal Sarovar, Gujarat 


Nal Sarovar is huge lake and ambient marshes located at the West of Ahmedabad near Sanand Village and inhabited by migratory birds. Bird Sanctuary of Nal Sarovar is the largest wetland bird sanctuary in Gujarat and one of the largest in India and declared as Ramsar Convention site.

Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary and Thol Lake Sanctuary are home to thousands of migratory waterfowl flock,Rosy Pelicans, Flamingoes, White Storks, Brahminy Ducks and Herons. Image source: vimlapatil

Renuka Lake, Himachal Pradesh


The largest lake in Himachal Pradesh was named after the goddess Renuka and known for its number of tourist attraction such as Boating, lion safari,zoo and an annual fair. Renuka Lake and its sanctuary consists of Renuka Reserve Forest and has been declared as Abhayaranya.

Manasbal Lake, Jammu and Kashmir

Manasbal Lake is sadi to be the deepest lake in India around 43 ft depth,located in Safapora area of Ganderbal District in the State of Jammu and Kashmir. The fresh water lake is a good place for birdwatching as it is one of the largest natural stamping grounds of Aquatic birds in Kashmir.

Shanti Sagara, Karnataka

Asia’s second largest irrigation tank is located in Channagiri taluk of Karnataka. Shanti Sagara lake is one of the best picnic spot in Davanagere district with Siddeshwara Temple and festival.

Kodai Lake, Tamil Nadu

The Kodai Lake or Kodaikanal Lake is located in the Kodaikanal city-the most popular geographic landmark and tourist attraction. Aqua fauna of Kodai Lake includes many birds and the star-shaped lake is surrounded by lush green hills of the northwestern Palani Hills range.

Nainital Lake, Uttarakhand 


The natural freshwater body, situated amidst the township of Nainital and known for its crescent shaped. Nainital Lake is one of the four Lakes of Kumaon hills, other three lakes are the Sattal Lake, the Bhimtal Lake and the Naukuchiyatal Lake. Image Source:gconnect

Dhebar Lake, Rajasthan

Jaisamand Lake or Dhebar Lake is Asia’s second-largest artificial lake,Upper lake in Bhopal is the largest artificial lake in Asia. The Dhebar Lake Marble Dam is 300 Meters long and is a part of the Heritage Monuments of India and the dam also has the Hawa Mahal Palace. Jaisamand Lake is known as one of the five most beautiful lakes of Udaipur.

Khindsi Lake, Maharashtra

Khindsi Lake is central India’s largest boating center and amusement park with lakhs of tourists visiting every year. Lake is situated near the city of Ramtek in Nagpur in the valley of Satpuda hill range and covered with forest on two sides.

Khecheopalri Lake, Sikkim


Khecheopalri Lake is also known as Kha-Chot-Palri is one of the sacred Lake for both Buddhists and Hindus,located near Khecheopalri village in Sikkim. The lake is an integral part of the much revered valley of Demazong meaning valley of rice and the Khangchendzonga National Park,conserved from the biodiversity perspective with ecotourism and pilgrimage.

Umiam Lake, Meghalaya


The beautiful Umiam Lake will wake you up to the beauty of Shillong, located in the hills 15 km to the North of Shillong. Umiam Lake serves as a major tourist attraction for the state of Meghalaya and also a popular destination for water sport and adventure facilities. Tourists visit this spot for kayaking, water cycling, scooting and boating, Sun set at Umiam Lake is very beautiful.

Ashtamudi Lake, Kerala 


Ashtamudi Lake is the most visited backwater and lake of Kerala known for its unique wetland ecosystem, a palm-shaped water body, located near to Vembanad estuary ecosystem. The lake is also called the gateway to the backwaters of Kerala and extremely famous for House Boat and Backwater Resorts.

Pulicat Lake, Andhra Pradesh /Tamil Nadu


Pulicat Lake is the second largest brackish water lake in India after Chilika Lake, located in the border of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. A bird sanctuary known as Pulicat Lake Bird Sanctuary is most noted for the many greater flamingos and biodiversity of this lake attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors per year.

Santragachi Lake, West Bengal

Santragachhi Jheel or Santragachhi lake is a large lake, located next to the Santragachhi railway station and attracts large number of migratory birds in the winter months. Santragachi Lake is one of the best spot in India for bird watching and to see Indian whistling ducks.


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