Lakes in Uttarakhand

The rivers of Uttarakhand are no exception in the wholesome bounty they bestow as they flow down mountainous slopes, into narrow gorges and widening into the plains. Born in the deep glacial chambers of the magnificent Himalayas, the mighty rivers of Uttarakhand have brought people together and nurtured their way of life.



Naini Lake

Nainital Lake is a sparkling gem in the splendid Himalayan kingdom. This picture perfect region of nature is dotted with many lakes, earning it the distinction of being known as the ‘Lake District of India’.

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Bhimtal

Situated 22 kilometers from Nainital, at an altitude of 1,370 metres, Bhimtal is a small town in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand. It is named after Bhim, one of the five Pandavas mentioned in the Hindu epic, the Mahabharata.

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Naukuchiya Tal

Naukuchiya Tal is perhaps the most beautiful lake in Uttarakhand. This unique nine cornered lake lies in the foothills of Kumaon, at an altitude of 1,219 metres, and is 24 kilometres away from Nainital.

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Sat Tal

Sat Tal is one another major tourist attractions of Uttarakhand, located in Nainital. In Hindi, the term Sat Tal means “seven lakes”. The place is so called because it used to be an interconnected group of seven freshwater

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Devaria Tal

Devaria Tal (also known as Deorai Tal) is a stunningly picturesque lake located near Ukhimath in Uttarakhand. Perched at a height of 2,438 meters in the depths of the Kedarnath area of the Garhwal Himalayas

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Nanak Sagar

An artificial lake created by the dam built on the River Deoha, in the holy Sikh town of Nanakmatta, Nanak Sagar has gradually risen on the tourist map of Kumaon. The town Nanakmatta itself is the seat of one of the

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Hemkund Lake

The Hemkund Lokpal Lake at the cirque floor of the Saptshringi Glacier. Surrounded by seven snow-crested peaks this large glacial lake reflects these blissful and divine surroundings on its sparkling and lucid waters.

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Sahastra Tal

Sahastra Tal is located on the western end of the stunning Khatling Glacier. It is a cluster of seven lakes near the glacier, about 30 kilometres away from Mala. The name suggests that there are or were many more glacial

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Assan Barrage

A blue green lake, 43 kilometres from Dehradun, has today become a hot spot for nature-lovers and birdwatchers. Enthusiasts can be seen training their lenses on the winged beauties at the Assan Barrage

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Tehri Lakes

The lovely district of Tehri Garhwal is located at an altitude of 770 meters above sea level. The name Tehri comes from ‘Trihari’, a place that is believed to wash away the three types of sins – sins born from thought (Mansa)

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Vasuki Tal

Five kilometers from Kedarnath is the Vasuki Tal Lake that lies at a height of 4,135 metres. The melting waters from the snow-clad mountains nearby drain into this lake. Besides the Chor Bamak Glacier, it is also fed by the Vasuki Glacier.

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