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7 lake cities of India.

India is known for its natural beauty, the different ways you are surrounded by nature in India is remarkable. Lakes known to be the epitome of calm beauty and serenity.


Known as the city of lakes, is one of the most exquisite in terms of palaces and princely lakes. Situated in the State of Rajasthan in India, the city offers a glimpse into the past through the various palaces and lakes that have been preserved through the centuries. Watching the beautiful sunset dawn upon the lake with a marvelous palace at the back as you let yourself lose with the flowing cold breeze . Some of the most popular lakes in the city are Lake Pichola, Fateh Sagar Lake, Uday Sagar, and Swaroop Sagar. Spend your time in Udaipur cruising the picturesque Pichola Lake, admiring ancient temples, gardens and the old Havelis that surround it. The majestic sunset at the city lake is a must watch.

Places to see: City Palace, Saheliyon-ki-Bari,Monsoon palace, Lake Pichola, Fateh Sagar Lake, Shilpagram, Gulab Bagh and Zoo

Best time to visit – Between October and April, when the scorching Indian summer is taking a break.


The city of Srinagar is popular across the globe for its enticing lakes. Paragon of peace, calm, serenity, and tranquility, the lakes of Srinagar are a must visit. Right from the enticing backdrop of the lakes to a stay in decorated Shikaras on the lake. Dal Lake is located in the center of all attractions in Srinagar. The second largest lake of Kashmir is beautifully encircled by gigantic Himalayan ranges and splendid gardens, the lake makes for the number one tourist site for travel buffs from all over the world. Wular lake is the largest freshwater lake across Asia. Various tectonic activity around the region resulted in the formation of this lake. The Nagin lake is nature’s marvel at its best, the picturesque locales comprising Hari Parbat, Shankaracharya hill, and poplar trees along the banks makes the place worth visiting.

Things to do: Houseboat scattered all over the lake is a mesmerising sight. Staying in one of these is an experience on its own. Tourists can also enjoy participating in exciting activities such as kayaking, fishing, canoeing and water surfing.

Best time to visit : April to June is the most popular time for tourists to visit as the weather is coo

- Bhopal

Bhopal, in the midst of movement helps you to keep stillness inside, it has got many attractive places within its boundaries and on its outskirts.It is rightly called as Bhopal: City of lakes. it has seven lakes situated at seven different locations which enhances the beauty of this historical city. With these lakes, the calm atmosphere, it becomes more of a city where you can have peaceful moments, gazing at sunsets or just sitting by the lake. It has natural as well as man-made lakes. The two main lakes, known as the Upper and the Lower Lake, were constructed in the 11th century and the city has since grown around them.

Other places to visit: the Rock Shelters of nearby Bhimbetka and the Stupa at Sanchi.

Best time to visit – Between November and February, the winters are not so harsh and sight seeing will be a pleasure.

- Shillong:

Northeast India is a hidden treasure full of natural beauty, lush green lands and beautiful, serene water bodies. Umiam lake being a source of power generation, potable water, fishing and irrigation, Umiam Lake is a frequented tourist destination of the region. Visitors can enjoy boat rides while admiring views of its surrounding landscapes. Those who seek adventure can indulge in thrilling water sports like kayaking, skiing and scooting. Bishop Falls is a beautiful mountain cascade, located in the stunning Suna Valley of Shillong. It is one of the two waterfalls that fall into the same river gorge from a high ridge. Elephant lake is a picturesque cascade that has a gurgling white stream that gushes down a series of rocky steps and forms a small pool at the bottom. Eye-soothing verdure flanks the Elephant Falls and adds to its unparalleled natural beauty.

Other places to visit : Shillong View Point, Elephant Falls, Mawjymbuin Cave, Police Bazaar, Laitlum Canyons, Mawphlang Village and Spread Eagle Falls are some of the prominent tourist places in Shillong.

Best Time to Visit Shillong: March to June is the best time to visit Shillong as the weather is pleasant and helpful for tours.

- Kodaikanal :

A dumbfounding milestone of the city, Kodaikanal Lake is an astonishing gateway to unwind and loosen up amid the rich vistas that will fade every one of your burdens and weariness away. This star-shaped lake is the symbol of excellence, its charm still is verdant to cause you to go wow over the scene here. It is additionally captivating that it has been a classic area for sufficient Bollywood motion pictures adding more perfection to them through the exciting landscape of Kodaikanal. Berijam Lake, surrounded by a beautiful verdant forest. The lake stays absolutely pristine and serene all year long. Bear Shola Falls has a slanting height and lies inside a forest reserve that is unhindered by human encroachments. It is quiet, peaceful and a true haven for those who want to escape from concrete forest parks. Kodai lake’s outflow has given birth to a 180-feet tall waterfall called Silver Cascade, The green meadows surrounding its crystal blue waters make for a perfectly beautiful sight.

Other places to see : Kodaikanal Solar Observatory, Kumbakkarai Falls.

Best time to visit: through the year, but the ideal time is in the winter between October and March.

- Nainital:

It is a saint and serene hill station and due to the sheer presence of many lakes it is also known as lake district of india. Nainital is named after Naini Lake, which is one of the most visited lakes in India. Naini Lake, surrounded by seven hills, is a favourite destination for adventure enthusiasts as it provides opportunities for boating, paddling, yachting, and kayaking. Sattal Lake, one of the unspoilt and unpolluted freshwater biomes in India, is a cluster of seven lakes with freshwater. The weather is pleasant during summer and the greenery around the lake affords an amazing view during monsoon months. Sariyatal is a small but very alluring lake located at a distance of just 5 kilometres from Nainital. This almost heart-shaped lake is quite appealing with its blue shimmering waters and serene environment. You can spend some time in solitude here basking in the absolute beauty of nature.

Other places to see: Nanda Devi Temple, Nainital Ropeway, Jim Corbett national park.

Best time to visit : Mar - Jun, But can be visited throughout the year.


Quietly watching one of the placid lakes in Bishnupur fills the heart with a deep sense of peace. The different lakes near Bishnupur play a major role in enhancing the overwhelming appeal of nature in Bishnupur. To make the most of experiencing the beauty of the lakes around Bishnupur, try out a boat cruise. Loktak Lake in Bishnupur is an ancient lake and the only floating lake in the world. Spread over 286 square kilometers, the lake is an ecosystem in itself – with chunks of vegetation plus soil floating about in it.

Other places to see in Bishnupur : Nandalal Temple, Gate Of Old Fort, Radha Govinda Temple, Poka Bandh, Mrinmoyee Mandir, War Cemetery and Museum in Imphal. Go to the tribal market for those colourful shawls and textile.

Best to visit throughout the year, but the winter are the most pleasant time to visit.

So, pack your bag to spend some serene time by the lake surrounded by nature from all sides.

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