Lakes

lakes

A Lake is an area of variable size that is surrounded by land and from any river or other outlet that feed or drains the lake. We find Lakes of all size and color all over the world with their own natural beauties, own mysteries and the way it plays a major role in the ecology. Kailash Manassarovar Lake, Pangong Tso, Tso Moriri, Deoriatal,Chandra tal, Parashar Lake, Roopkund in Himalayas, they all serves as both an excellent trekking destination and pilgrimage site. Dal Lake, Umiam Lake, Loktak Lake, Pichola Lake, Gurudongmar Lake, Chilka Lake are not only famous for their natural beauties, but also the way it serves the wildlife and the local population. All over the world whether it is in USA, Africa , Europe , Asia we see how Lakes have always served their own purpose. As a source to support life ,a place for wildlife and bird sanctuary , as a major resource for hydroelectric power generation and irrigation, lakes always play a major role in the great ecological balance. Legends, stories, histories have always been associated with various forces of Nature and Lakes are no exception. Loch ness in Scotland, Roopkund in Uttarakhand, Tsomgo in Sikkim, Lake Cerknica in Slovenia are some place with its own legends beckoning to unfold its mystery.

 

Chandra Taal Lake

Posted by on Aug 21, 2015 in Camping, lakes, Treking | 0 comments

Chandra Taal Lake

Chandra Taal (meaning the Lake of the Moon), or Chandra Tal, is situated at an altitude of about 4,300 metres (14,100 ft) in the Himalayas. Mountains of scree overlook the lake on one side, and a magnificent cirque presents a view on the other. The name of the lake originates from its crescent shape. Situated in the Spiti part of the Lahul & spiti district of Himachal Pradesh, Chandra Taal is a popular destination for trekkers and campers. The lake is accessible on foot from Batal as well as from Kunzum Pass from late May to early October. There is also a motorable road from Batal which is 16 km (9.9 mi) away from Chandra Taal, but before August, its condition can be bad. The road from Kunzum Pass is accessible only on foot, and it is about 8 km (5.0 mi) from Chandra Taal. Suraj Tal is also accessible from Chandra Taal, 30 km (19 mi) away.Vast meadows on the banks of the lake are the camping sites. During springtime, these meadows are carpeted with hundreds of kinds of wildflowers. The most surprising thing about this lake is that there is no visible source of this lake but there is a visible outlet of this lake which means that water to this lake comes from underground. The lake is situated on the Samudra Tapu plateau, which overlooks the Chandra River. The lake is one of two high-altitude wetlands of India which have been designated as Ramsar...

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Sikkim..Small but Beautiful

Posted by on Aug 7, 2015 in falls, lakes, mountains | 0 comments

Sikkim..Small but Beautiful

Sikkim, the land of the mystique is the home of about 5,000 species of flowering plants, 515 rare orchids, home of about rare birds, butterflies, flora and fauna. Situated in the lower Himalayas it is one of the ecoregions of India. Guarded by Guru Rinpoche this wonderful state has friendly and honest people and a sense  of peace all over this land.Nestled between Nepal and Bhutan Sikkim provides a viewer’s paradise of great ecological diversity from snow clad Kanchanjunga to the various famous waterfalls or great lakes like Tsomgo,Gurudongmar and Khechiperi. Buddhism plays key role in the general population so we can find some of the famous monasteries like Pemyangste, Rumtek and Enchey.Apart from usual tourist destination there are options for trekking, river rafting,paragliding, mountain biking giving adventure lovers purpose to visit. Sikkim, with its discipline, peaceful atmosphere and honest hardworking people will make people fall in love on the first visit earning to return...

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Charlotte Lake

Posted by on Nov 20, 2014 in lakes | 0 comments

Charlotte Lake

With winter coming, wouldn’t you dream of sitting across a lake and admiring the scenic beauty? Visit Charlotte lake at Matheran and bring home the memories of togetherness.

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Bhimtal

Posted by on Sep 26, 2014 in lakes | 0 comments

Bhimtal

Bhimtal is a very beautiful lake in Nainital District of Uttarakhand India. Bhimtal is 23 kilometers from nainital, It is situated at an altitude of 1370 meters from sea level. The main attraction of Bhimtal is a small island at the centre of Bhimtal. Bhimtal belongs with Mahabharata, Bhim built a temple of Lord Shiva (Bhimeshwar Mahadev Temple) at the bank of Bhimtal lake during the exile( Vanvas ) period of Pandvas. The present temple was built in 17th century by King of Kumaon Raja Baaj Bhadur ji. Bimtal is well connected with Kathgodam &...

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Naini Lake

Posted by on Sep 26, 2014 in lakes | 0 comments

Naini Lake

Nainital is a popular and romantic hill station of Uttarakhand India. It is situated at the altitude of 2085 meters above sea level. The Naini lake is one of the 64 Shakti Peeths, where parts of the burned body of Mata sati fell on the earth while being carried by Lord Shiva. Where mata Sati’s eyes fell, came to be called Nain (eye) – tal or lake of eye. Here is a temple of goddess Shakti on the bank of the lake, where goddess worshipped by name Naina Devi.

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Naukuchiatal

Posted by on Sep 26, 2014 in lakes | 0 comments

Naukuchiatal

Naukuchiatal or lake of nine corners is a beautiful lake and a small & romantic hill station 26 km away from Nainital. It is situated at 1220 meters above sea level. It is deepest lake (175 feet) of all the lakes in the Nainital region. It is popular for bird watching & boating. The lake is fed by an underground perennial spring. The locals peoples believed that this lake was created after hard worship of Brahma ji, There is small temple near the lake which is dedicated to Brahmaji, If anyone performing a parikarma of the lake will be blesses by Brahma ji. Naukuchiatal is also famous for the ‘escape festival’ in the month of May of every...

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Parashar Lake, Himachal

Posted by on Sep 26, 2014 in lakes | 0 comments

Parashar Lake, Himachal

Parashar lake is situated around 45 Km from Mandi town and 75 Km from Kullu . It is a high altitude lake ( altitude is more than 9000 ft ) . Near the lake is a three tiered pagoda like temple dedicated to Parashar Sage who is the patron god of the area . It is believed that sage Parashar meditated at this place . There is a tiny island in the middle of lake which floats from one side to another .

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Roopkund (known as Mystery Lake)

Posted by on Sep 26, 2014 in lakes | 0 comments

Roopkund (known as Mystery Lake)

Roopkund (locally known as Mystery Lake) is a high altitude glacial lake in Uttarakhand state of India, and famous for the hundreds of human skeletons found at the edge of the lake. The location is uninhabited and is located in Himalaya at an altitude of about 5,029 metres (16,499 feet). A shallow lake, having a depth of about 2 metres, Roopkund has attracted attention by having human skeletal remains easily visible at its bottom when snow melts. There are many theories and opinions, from purely spiritual to purely scientific ones, which explain the existence of these skeletons, which date back to 9th century CE. Because of these skeletons, the lake is also sometimes called as Skeleton lake in recent...

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Chander Tal

Posted by on Aug 9, 2014 in lakes | 0 comments

Chander Tal

Chandra Taal (meaning the Lake of the Moon), or Chandra Tal, is situated at an altitude of about 4,300 metres (14,100 ft) in the Himalayas. Mountains of scree overlook the lake on one side, and a magnificent cirque presents a view on the other. The name of the lake originates from its crescent shape. Situated in the Spiti part of the Lahul & spiti district of Himachal Pradesh, Chandra Taal is a popular destination for trekkers and campers. The lake is accessible on foot from Betal as well as from Kunzum Pass from late May to early October. There is also a motorable road from Batal which is 16 km (9.9 mi) away from Chandra Taal, but before August, its condition can be bad. The road from Kunzum Pass is accessible only on foot, and it is about 8 km (5.0 mi) from Chandra Taal. Suraj Tal is also accessible Chandra Taal, 30 km (19 mi) away.Vast meadows on the banks of the lake are the camping sites. During springtime, these meadows are carpeted with hundreds of kinds of wildflowers. The most surprising thing about this lake is that there is no visible source of this lake but there is a visible outlet of this lake which means that water to this lake comes from underground. The lake is situated on the Samudra Tapu plateau, which overlooks the Chandra River. The lake is one of two high-altitude wetlands of India which have been designated as Ramsar...

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Parashar

Posted by on Aug 9, 2014 in lakes | 0 comments

Parashar

Prashar Lake lies 49 km north of Mandi, Himachal Pradesh India 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. With deep blue waters, the lake is held sacred to the sage Prashar and he is regarded to have meditated there. Surrounded by snow-capped peaks and looking down on the fast flowing river Beas, the lake can be approached via Drang. The temple was built in the thirteenth century and legend has it was built by a baby from a single tree. The lake has a floating island in it and it is said to be unclear how deep it is, with a diver not being able to determine its...

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