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Beautiful Lakes of Himachal


Posted Date: 11-Feb-2010  Last Updated:   Category: About Himachal Pradesh    
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Apart from the rivers flowing in Himacahl, there are number of beautiful lakes that flows in the state. Most of these lakes are the centres of tourist attraction. A brief introduction to the lakes of Himachal is provided in this resource.



Himachal is not only gifted with beautiful hills and lush green vegetation but also with dozens of cool and serene lakes. Amidst the snow covered mountains and hills flows these beautiful lakes. The prominent lakes of Himachal pradesh are described as follows:

Govind Sagar lake, Bilaspur



Govind Sagar lake in the district Bilaspur of Himachal Pradesh is an artificial lake formed as the result of Bhakra dam built on the river Sutlej. The area of Govind Sagar lake is about 168 sq.kms and it exists between Slappar and Bhakra villages. Govind sagar is known for water sports and fishing.

Khajjiar lake, Chamba



Khajjiar in district Chamba of Himachal pradesh is popularly known as the Mini Switzerland. It is covered all around by cedar forest. It has an area of about 1.5 km and width of about 1 km. The centre of Khajjiar, has a beautiful small lake, popularly known as the Khajjiar lake. It is one of the famous lakes that catches thousands of tourists every year. The Khajjiar lake in the centre of the Cedar forest adds stars to the beauty of Khajjiar. The Khajjiar lake is full with water in all seasons.

Manimahesh Lake, Chamba



Manimahesh lake is one of the sacred lakes in himachal. It is situated in district Chamba at a distance of 35 kms from Bharmaur. The Manimahesh lake is 3950 metres above the sea level. The belief behind Manimahesh lake is that it is said to be blessed by Goddess Kali and protected by lord Shiva. An annual fair is held at this lake in the mont of August and September.

Dal Lake, Kangra



Dal lake is situated in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. A temple also exists there dedicated to Lord Druveshwar said to be built by sage Agastaya. A fair known as Radhashtami is celebrated there after 15 days of Janamashtami. Dal lake is also known as the Bhagsunath lake.

Rewalsar Lake, Mandi



Rewalsar lake is situated in the Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh. It is 25 kms from main Mandi city. The most interesting feature of this lake are the floating islands. Snake worshipping is also associated with Rewalsar lake. The scenic beauty of Rewalsar lake has been attracting many tourists all around the year. Few of the film shots has also been captured around this lake. The movie Kareeb of Bobby Deol and Neha was also shooted in the vicinity of Rewalsar lake.

Prashar Lake, Mandi



Another raamrkable and beautiful lake in the Mandi district is the Prashar lake. The lake is named after the famous Indian sage Prashar Rishi. Prashar lake is 2743 meters above the sea level. A three storeyed temple is a beautiful temple here. An annual fair is also held here in the month of June.

Renuka Lake, Sirmour



Renuka lake is one of the most sacred lakes in Himachal situated in the Sirmour district. It is 45 kms from Nahan. The most interesting feature of this lake is that top view of Renuka lake gives a structure of a sleeping women. It is named after the wife of gamous sage Jamdagani Rishi, Renuka. An annual fair is held here to celebrate the immortality of Renuka and here son Parshuram. Renuka is the biggest natural oval lake.

Sareul Sar lake, Kullu



Sareul Sar Lake is one of the smallest lakes in the Kullu district of Himachal. It is situated at the chilling height of about 12,000 feet at the top of Jalori pass. in Kullu. It is situated 20 kms from Banjar towards Anni tehsil. The lake is dedicated to the local goddess Buddhi Nagin who is believed to be the mother of various Nag Devtas in the Kullu region. A small temple of this deity is situated near the lake.

Chandra Tal lake



Chandral Tal lake is situated in the central Lahaul. Chandra Tal lake is popularly known as the lake of the moon. Chinese pilgrim Hiuen Tsang called Chandra Tal lake as, lohitya Sarovar. There are number of temples situated near the vicinity of Chandra Tal lake.
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