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            Lakes are water bodies which either receives water from a stream or feeds the stream as a source. Lakes can be used for multiple purposes. It can be used for storing water, generate hydro-electricity, replinish ground water level , for traansportation and atlast can be used as tourist spot for the scenic beauty it poses ,. Here we shall see the list of lakes in India known for it’s multi-purpose use and scenic beauty.


Wular Lake is one of the largest fresh water lake of Asia. It is located in Bandipora district of northernmost state of Jammu & Kashmir.
            The basin of Kashmir’s largest freshwater lake was created as a result of ancient tectonic activity. Wular Lake is fed by the waters of River Jhelum and is also visited by the waters of mountain streams by the name of Madmati, Erin and Bohnar.
         Wular Lake is calm and placid across most seasons of the year. However, it is often flooded by melting snow and large volumes of water draining in from Pohru stream.  Embankments and small dams are being constructed at strategic places to prevent dangers of any natural calamity. Sharp winds can create turbulence in the Lake and lead to unwarranted accidents and fatal mishaps. Tourists should get an insight on the prevailing weather conditions before visiting the lake.


Loktak Lake is the largest freshwater lake in northeastern India, located in Manipur. It is also called the only floating lake in the world due to the floating phumdis. This ancient lake plays an important role in the economy of Manipur.
              It serves as a source of water for hydro power generation, irrigation drinking water supply and wildlife. The Keibul Lamjao National Park, which is the last natural refuge of the endangered “Sangai deers” now found only in Manipur.


Damdama Lake is one of the biggest natural lakes in Haryana. It is a week end getaway destination around Delhi. Located near the Aravalli Hills and the best place for Boating, Rock Climbing, Bungee jumping and trekking.
               The lake held by an embankment is fed mainly by monsoon rain pouring into a trough at the base of the Aravalli hills. It is spread in the shape of amoeba and has many branches


The Kashmir valley is blessed with exotic natural beauty of landscape and water bodies, out of them one of the best is Dal Lake.  Dal Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes of India and is the second largest in the J&K valley.
            This is one of the most famous lakes in India and an icon of the Kashmir tourism industry.
Apart from the natural beauty, Dal Lake attractions are The floating gardens, colorful shikaras and houseboats.
               It is believed that the east of Dal Lake was the residence of Goddess Maa Durga. The Dal lake is situated in the beautiful city of Srinagar ,Some of the most famous mosques are also located in Srinagar city .


Pichola Lake is one of the most beautiful and picturesque lakes of Rajasthan, India.  Located in the heart of the city, Pichola Lake is the oldest and one of the largest lakes of Udaipur.
In 1362, the beautiful lake was built by Pichhu Banjara during the ruling period of Maharana Lakha.
The beauty of this lake has not separated anyone to attract towards it. The lake looks more enchanting with its scenic surroundings.
Maharana Udai Singh must have been certainly captivated by the charm of this pristine lake with the perfect backdrop of lush green hills as when he founded the city of Udaipur, he enlarged this lake.

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