In this blog, we will tell you about the lakes of Himachal Pradesh. Himachal Pradesh is one of the most beautiful states in northern India. You must have heard a lot about the beauty of this state. Himachal Pradesh is not only known for its snowy mountains and dense forests but also for its serene and beautiful lakes. Read below about the 8 beautiful lakes of Himachal. From fishing and swimming to boating and sightseeing, each lake offers a unique set of fun-filled activities. Whenever you travel to Himachal Pradesh, wherever you go, one or the other lake will come in front of you.

  • Renuka Ji Lake
  • Khajjiar Lake
  • Pradesh Lake
  • Chandra Tal
  • Brighu Lake
  • Kareri Lake
  • Manimahesh Lake
  • Suraj TalRenuka Ji Lake.

Top Beautiful Lakes in Himachal

Many such lakes in Himachal Pradesh attract a lot of tourists. Some of these lakes are holy places of pilgrimage and most of them are mentioned in Hindu mythology. And some of the lakes are the source of life for the people living here, most of the lakes are located at high altitudes and provide panoramic views of the Himalayan Mountains; However, the rest are man-made reservoirs and basins surrounded by nature. Altogether there are more than 20 lakes and reservoirs in Himachal.

Top 8 Beautiful Lakes in Himachal Pradesh

All the lakes are famous for their beauty. Here we will tell you about the fame of all the lakes. You must have heard about Renuka Ji Lake. Renuka Ji Lake is the longest natural lake in Himachal Pradesh the length of this lake is 2.5 km and on seeing this lake from a distance it seems that a woman is sleeping. A fair is organized here every year and this fair is an international fair. The famous International Renuka Ji Fair is held in November.
Region: Renika Ji, Sirmaur, Himachal.
Best Time to Visit: Anytime.

Khajjiar Lake

Khajjiar Lake is located in Khajjiar in the Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh. Lake is situated at an altitude of 1,920 meters above sea level. The lake is surrounded by deodar forest, which takes its name from the deity Khajji Nag in the nearby temple. Here you can enjoy the beauty of the lake as well as paragliding, horse riding, and zorbing.
Region: Khajjiar, Chamba, Himachal.
Best Time to Visit: February to April and also visit October, and November.

Parashar Lake is situated at an altitude of 2730 meters above sea level. It is 49 km from Mandi and has a three-storied pagoda-like temple dedicated to the sage Parashara situated on its bank. The lake has a round, floating island, in summer it floats to one side of the lake and then slowly moves to the other side in winter. The lake is very beautiful and tourists enjoy the valleys while walking here.
Region: Parashar Dhar, Mandi, Himachal.
Best Time to Visit: February to April and also visit October and November.

Chandra Taal Lake

Chandra Taal Lake is in the Spiti part of the Lahaul and Spiti districts of Himachal Pradesh. The lake is near the source of the Chandra River. It is a favorite destination for tourists and high-altitude trekkers. The name of the lake is derived from its crescent shape. It is at an altitude of about 4,300 meters in the Himalayas.
Region: Chandra Taal Lake, Lahaul, and Spiti, Himachal Pradesh.
Best Times to Visit: May and June.

Bhrigu Lake is located in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh, India, at an altitude of about 4,300 meters. It is situated to the east of Rohtang Pass and is about 6 km from Gulaba village. Accessible by trekking from the Vashishtha Temple, the lake is said to be sacred to Sage Brighu, a great sage in Indian history. Many trekkers trek from Bhrigu Lake to the lake. This trek is around 20 km from Manali.
Region: Bhrigu Lake, Lahaul, and Kullu, Himachal Pradesh.
The best Times to Visit are April and June.

Kareri Lake is 2934 meters above sea level. There is a temple of Lord Shiva on top of a hill above the lake. Kareri Lake is in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, India, and is about 9 km from Dharamshala.
Region: Kareri Lake, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh.
Best Time to Visit: April and June and also visit October, and November.

Manimahesh Lake

Manimahesh Lake is located in the Pir Panjal range of the Himalayas in the Bharmour subdivision of the Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh. Situated at an altitude of 4,080 meters, Manimahesh means “Ornament of Shiva”. According to a local legend, on a full moon night, the reflection of this gem can be seen in the glittering lake. It remains closed for most of the year due to snow. Manimahesh Lake, also known as Dal Lake. The lake is the site of a highly revered pilgrimage performed during August/September, corresponding to the month of Bhadon, on the eighth day of the new moon according to the Hindu calendar. This is known as the ‘Manimahesh Yatra’. The Government of Himachal Pradesh has declared it a state-level pilgrimage site.
Region: Manimahesh Lake, Bharmour Chamba, Himachal Pradesh.
Best Time to Visit: May/June and August/September.

Suraj Tal Lake, also known as Surya Tal, literally meaning Sun God’s Lake, is in the Lahaul Valley in the state of Himachal Pradesh in India. Suraj Tal is an 800 m long lake. The lake is located just below the 4,890m high Bara-Lacha-La pass. It is the third-highest lake in India.
Region: Suraj Tal Lake, Lahaul, Himachal Pradesh.
Best Time to Visit: May/June and August/September.

So, plan a long weekend getaway with friends and family. And this time when you are in Himachal, don’t forget to visit the Lakes of Himachal for an unusual experience!


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