Lakes

25 Major Lakes in India With Interesting Facts and Details

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Water has a very soothing and enchanting effect. If you are depressed and you go and sit on the banks of a water body, you are sure to forget all your sorrows and get enchanted by water. The rippling sound of the water has a magical effect on your mind and body. India is a land of water bodies, and the Indian lakes are not only beautiful, but enchanting in a true way. Checkout here the 25 best lakes that you should visit in India.

List Of Famous Lakes In India:

1. Chilika Lake:

The Chilika Lake is the largest coastal lagoon in India and second largest after the New Caledonian Barrier Reef in New Caledonia flowing into the Bay of Bengal. This lake spans an area of more than 1100km². This Indian lake is also the largest wintering grounds for the migratory birds of the Indian sub-continent and home to numerous species of flora and fauna including the threatened ones.

Lakes in India

  • Lake Name: Chilika Lake
  • River Name: Mahanadi on the north, 52 different rivers in the west and Bay of Bengal in the east.
  • Lake Type: Brackish
  • Water Type: Alkaline
  • Surface Area: Minimum – 900km², Maximum – 1165km²
  • Location: Puri, Khurda and Ganjam district
  • State Name: Odisha

Lake Important Facts:

  • The Chilika Lake, in 1981 has been designated as the first Indian wetland of International importance.
  • It gives livelihood to more than 150000 fishermen of 132 villages that live on the shores and nearby islands.
  • The 15km²Nalaban Island that disappears in monsoon and re-merges post monsoon is a beautiful bird sanctuary.

2. Dal Lake:

This lake in Srinagar is the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir. It is the second largest lake of J&K after the Wular Lake. This lake is also known as the “Jewel in the crown of Kashmir.”

Lakes in India

  • Lake Name: Dal Lake
  • River Name: Jhelum River
  • Water Type: Warm Monomictic
  • Surface Area: 18-22km²
  • Location: Srinagar
  • State Name: Jammu and Kashmir

Lake Important Facts:

  • The shoreline of the lake is encompassed with Mughal Gardens, houseboats, parks, and hotels.
  • July and August are the best time to visit this lake when Lotus flowers bloom here giving the experience of floating gardens
  • Sona Lank and the Rupa Lank (Char Chinar) are the 2 islands formed by the Dal Lake.
  • The Shankaracharya Temple, Hari Parbat, Hazratbal Shrine, Mazar-e-Shura cemetery, Kashmir Houseboats, and Shikara are some of the important tourist attractions near the Dal lake.

3. Loktak Lake:

The Loktak Lake of the Manipur State is the largest freshwater lake in India on the northern side. This lake plays a vital role in the economy of Manipur and is the primary source of water. More than 1 lakh people living in 55 rural and urban hamlets and dependent on the lake for livelihood has created immense pressure on the lake ecosystem and led to severe degradation.

Fresh Water Lakes in India

  • Lake Name: Loktak Lake
  • River Name: Manipur river along with various small rivulets
  • Water Type: Freshwater
  • Surface Area: 287km²
  • Location: Moirang
  • State Name: Manipur

Lake Important Facts:

  • It is the largest fresh water lake in Northeast India.
  • It is renowned for its phumdis (the heterogeneous mass of vegetation, soil and organic matter at the various stages of decomposition)
  • The Keibul Lamjao National Park, located on this phumdi, is the only floating national park in the world.
  • This park is also the last natural habitat for Sangai, an endangered animal of the Manipur State.
  • This lake is a major source of drinking water, water for irrigation and generation of electricity.

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4. Wular Lake:

In India, Wular Lake is the largest freshwater lake and one of the largest in Asia. However, much of the lake has been drained due to the willow plantations that were being built on the shores in the 1950s.

Fresh Water Lakes in India

  • Lake Name: Wular Lake
  • River Name: Jhelum River
  • Water Type: Freshwater
  • Surface Area: 31-259km²
  • Location: Bandipora district
  • State Name: Jammu and Kashmir

Lake Important Facts:

  • This lake basin has been formed due to the tectonic activities caused by the Jhelum River.
  • It is one of the 26 wetlands of India designated as the Ramsar site
  • It is an important fish habitat and a primary source if diet for the thousands of people living on its shore and even in the Kashmir Valley.
  • An important fish habitat that gives livelihood to thousands of fishermen that live on the shores and earn their living merely by fishing.
  • In order to restore the Wular lake nearly 2 million trees will be cut, and a sum of more than 4 million will be spent over the period of 5-10 years beginning from December 2011.

5. Vembanad:

Vembanad, in the State of Kerala, is known to be the longest lake in India. It is also the largest lake in Kerala. The various cities of Kerala call this lake by different names. For Example – In Kottayam, it is known as Vembanad Lake, in Kuttanad as Punnamada Lake and as Kochi Lake in Kochi.

Important Lakes in India

  • Lake Name: Vembanad Lake
  • River Name: Achenkovil, Manimala, Meenachil, Muvattupuzha, Pamba, and Periyar
  • Water Type: Partly Perennial Brackish and partly fresh water
  • Surface Area: 2033km²
  • Location: Kottayam, Kuttanad, Kochi
  • State Name: Kerala

Lake Important Facts:

  • This is the very lake where the Nehru Trophy Boat Race is conducted.
  • Spread in an area of 2033km², this is the largest wetland system in India.
  • Kumarakoram village on the eastern coast of Vembanad features the Kumarakoram Bird Sanctuary
  • The Thanneermukkom saltwater barrier divides the lake into 2 parts – One part is the perennial brackish water, and the other one has fresh water.
  • The Vembanad Lake is located at the heart of Kerala Backwaters and is a major tourist attraction in Kerala.

6. Pangong Tso:

The Pangong Tso is an endorheic lake located in the Himalayas which is 134km long and located at the height of 4350m. The lake extends from India to the Tibetan Autonomous Region in China.

Largest Lakes in India

  • Lake Name: Pangong Tso
  • River Name: Indus (Formerly before natural damming)
  • Water Type: Soda Lake, Dimictic Lake (Freshwater) – East basin, Cold monomictic lake (Saline water) – West basin
  • Surface Area: 700km²
  • Location: Ladakh
  • State Name: Jammu and Kashmir

Lake Important Facts:

  • A 60% of the lake lies in the Tibetan Autonomous Region
  • At its broadest point, the width of the lake is 5kms.
  • Inspite of being saline water, it freezes completely in the winter.
  • There is no aquatic life, not even fish on the Indian side of the lake.
  • The harsh environmental conditions and the salinity in the water are two major reasons why this lake has low biodiversity.
  • The picturesque location of this lake has been used to picture many Bollywood songs and climax scenes.

7. Gurudongmar Lake:

Located at the height of 17800 ft, Gurudongmar Lake is the highest lake in India and one of the highest lakes in the world. The lake has been named after the Guru Padmasambhava, the founder of the Tibetan Buddhism who visited this place in the 8th century.

Fresh Water Lakes in India

  • Lake Name: Gurudongmar Lake
  • River Name: Tista
  • Water Type: Fresh Water
  • Surface Area: 118 hectares (290 acres)
  • Location: Northern Sikkim
  • State Name: Sikkim

Lake Important Facts:

  • This lake is said to have received the blessings of Guru Nanak, the Spiritual Guru of Sikhism when he passed through the area in the 15th Century.
  • The lake is completely frozen in winter, i.e. from November to May
  • The size of the lake appears much smaller than its actual size because its major portion is not visible due to its hilly topography.
  • This lake which once used to be very clear and bed of the lake could be seen even from the middle of the lake has been muddied in the recent years by the pollution and a white tinge and obscured visibility has taken over.

8. Lake Pichola:

This is an artificial freshwater lake created long back in 1362 AD. It is one of the contiguous lakes developed in and around the city of Udaipur in the past several centuries. The water of the lake contains a high quantity of sodium and bicarbonate due to the intense developmental activities carried out at the banks of the lake and also draining of the untreated domestic sewage by the municipality into the lake.

Lakes of India

  • Lake Name: Lake Pichola
  • River Name: Kotra River
  • Water Type: Fresh Water
  • Surface Area: 696 hectares (1720 acres)
  • Location: Udaipur
  • State Name: Rajasthan

Lake Important Facts:

  • The lakes here are primarily created by building dams to meet the water requirement for drinking and irrigation.
  • There are 4 islands around the lake of which on two the palaces are built providing the view of the lake.
  • Jag Mandir and Jag Niwas are the 2 islands on which the two palaces are built with the name of Pichola Palace and Jag Niwas Palace, both located within the lake.
  • The king would enjoy the Gangaur celebrations view from the Mohan Mandir Island.
  • The Arsi Island, another small palace was mostly used as an ammunition depot.
  • It is easily approachable from the roads of Udaipur.

9. Bhojtal:

Formerly known as Upper Lake, the Bhojtal lies in the western side of Bhopal, the capital city of Madhya Pradesh. It has been named Bhojtal to honor the great king of Bhopal, Raja Bhoj.

Lakes in India Fresh Water

  • Lake Name: Bhojtal
  • River Name: Kolans River
  • Water Type: Fresh Water
  • Surface Area: 31km²
  • Location: Bhopal
  • State Name: Madhya Pradesh

Lake Important Facts:

  • The lake serves as a major source of drinking water and water for irrigation serving almost 40% of Bhopal’s population with almost 30 million gallons of water each day.
  • The lake also provides livelihood to more than 500 fishermen families living at the shores of the lake.
  • The Bada Tallab along with the Chhota Talaab form the Bhoj Wetland which is now a part of Ramsar site.
  • The Van Vihar National Park is situated towards the south of the lake, human habitation on the east and north and agricultural fields on the west.
  • Around100-120 Sarus Crane, the largest bird in India which is known for its size, lifetime pairing and majestic flight can be spotted on this lake.
  • More than 200 species flora and fauna including the endangered ones are found here.

10. Sambhar Salt Lake:

Sambhar Lake is the largest Salt Water Lake in India. It is an extensive saline wetland with the depth as little as 60cm during summer and around 3 meters at the end of monsoon. This elliptically shaped lake has a length of 35.5km and width ranging from 3 to 11 km.

Salt Water Lakes In India

  • Lake Name: Sambhar Lake
  • River Name: Medtha, Samaod, Mantha, Rupangarh, Khari, and Khandela
  • Water Type: Salt Water
  • Surface Area: 190-230km²
  • Location: 80km southwest of Jaipur and 64km north east of Ajmer.
  • State Name: Rajasthan

Lake Important Facts:

  • This lake is surrounded by the historical Sambhar Lake Town
  • The lake has been divided into two parts east and west by a 5.1km long sandstone dam.
  • When the salt water reached the required concentration, it is released from the west side of the dam to the east side where there are numerous salt evaporation ponds. The salt is farmed here for over 1000 years.
  • The temperature here varies from 5°C to 40°C.
  • It is the largest salt producing unit with more than 196,000 tonnes of clear salt being produced every year which accounts for more than 9% of India’s total production.

11. Pulicat Lake:

This is the second largest lagoon in India with brackish water, the first one being the Chilika Lake. It is one of the 3 important wetlands that attract the rainwater to Tamil Nadu while the major part of the lake comes under the Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh.

Lakes in India

  • Lake Name: Pulicat Lake
  • River Name: Arani river, Kalangi River and Swarnamukhi River
  • Water Type: Brackish to Salty
  • Surface Area: 250-450km²
  • Location: Coromandel Coast
  • State Name: Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh

Lake Important Facts:

  • The lake encompasses the Pulicat Lake Bird Sanctuary.
  • The lagoon has a rich and diverse flora and fauna which greatly supports the commercial fishing activity.
  • The endangered green sea turtle has been found on the Shrihari kota beach at the bank of this lagoon.
  • The Buckingham Canal situated on the western side of the lagoon. This canal is the navigation route through the lake used by the passenger vessels and cargo.

12. Tso Moriri:

The Tso Moriri lake is located in the Ladakhi part of the Changthang Plateau. It is an important lake in North India which is protected as the Tso Moriri Wetland Conservative Reserve. Unlike other lakes, this lake instead of being fed by one or the other river is fed by that snow melts from the adjacent mountains.

Lakes in India

  • Lake Name: Tso Moriri or Lake Moriri or Mountain Lake
  • River Name: None. The primary source of inflow is the snowmelt from the adjacent mountains.
  • Water Type: Brackish
  • Surface Area: 13500 hectares (33000 acres)
  • Location: Ladakh
  • State Name: Jammu and Kashmir

Lake Important Facts:

  • This lake has no outlet at present
  • Though brackish in nature, the water of this lake is not very perceptible to taste.
  • With the south outlet getting blocked, this lake has become an endorheic lake.
  • The lake and its adjacent Nuro Sumdo wetland is home for much-endangered avifauna and the only breeding ground for Bar-headed geese in India.
  • Carnivorous animals such as snow leopard and the Tibetan Wolf are spotted occasionally at this place.

13. Kolleru Lake:

This is one of the largest freshwater lakes in India. Located in the State of Andhra Pradesh, this lake is also the largest shallow freshwater lake in Asia. It is one of the most beautiful lakes in India. However, the creation of numerous illegal fishponds and aquaculture lands has deteriorated the condition of the lake beyond limits leaving it as a mere drain.

  • Lake Name: Kolleru Lake
  • River Name: Ramileru, Tammileru, Budameru, Polaraj drain
  • Water Type: Freshwater
  • Surface Area: 90,100 hectares (222,600 acres)
  • Location: Eluru
  • State Name: Andhra Pradesh

Lake Important Facts:

  • Many birds migrate here in winters making it a very famous tourist spots.
  • However, the current status of the lake is that it has been converted into a mere drain by digging up thousands of fish tanks.
  • The pollutions have increased to the extent that even getting drinking water has become difficult.

14. Pushkar Lake:

The Pushkar Lake is situated in the small town of Pushkar in the Ajmer district of Rajasthan. It is a natural lake considered as the king of pilgrimage sites ‘Tirtharaj’ in the Hindu scriptures.

  • Lake Name: Pushkar Lake or Pushkar Sarovar
  • River Name: Luni lake
  • Water Type: Freshwater
  • Surface Area: 22km²
  • Location: Pushkar
  • State Name: Rajasthan

Lake Important Facts:

  • God of creation Brahma’s temple is there at the banks of Pushkar Lake.
  • The lake finds its mention on the coins back in 4th Century BC.
  • It is surrounded by 52 ghats where pilgrims across the world throng in large numbers to take the sacred bath and wash off their sins as well as curing diseases.
  • The tourism and deforestation have taken a heavy toll on the lake degrading the quality of its water, reducing the fish population as well as reducing the water levels.
  • More than 500 temples are situated in the vicinity of the lake.
  • The lake water now does not meet the National Water Quality Standards, and the water here is in highly detrimental condition.

15. Manasbal Lake:

Located in the Sefapora Kashmir Valley and a derivative of Mansarovar, the Manasbal Lake is the deepest fresh water lake in India and also in Asia. It is surrounded by 3 villages namely the Jarokbal, Kondabal, and The Ganderbal.

Famous Lakes in India

  • Lake Name: Manasbal Lake
  • River Name: None. The only source of inflow being rain, snowfall, and melting of the glaciers.
  • Water Type: Freshwater
  • Surface Area: 2.81km²
  • Location: Ganderbal District
  • State Name: Jammu and Kashmir

Lake Important Facts:

  • A large number of lotus that grows at the periphery of the lake adds to the beauty of the clear fresh waters of this lake.
  • Jaroka, the Mughal garden built by NurJahan overlooks the lake.
  • It is a great place for birdwatcher and is the largest natural stamping grounds for aquatic birds in Kashmir.
  • It has received the sobriquet of being the ‘Supreme gem of all the Kashmir Lakes.’
  • The root stocks of Lotus plant are harvested, marketed and eaten by the local people here.

16. Kodaikanal Lake:

The Kodaikanal Lake is the manmade lake located in the city of Kodaikanal in Tamilnadu in India. It is a star shaped lake which is located in the center of Kodaikanal and is surrounded by the lush green hills from the Palani Hills range. This is also the main watershed for the lake.

Back Water Lakes in India

  • Lake Name: Kodaikanal Lake or Kodai Lake
  • River Name: None. Watershed from Palani Hills is the main source of water for the lake.
  • Water Type: Backwater
  • Surface Area: 24 hectares (59 acres)
  • Location: Kodaikanal, Dindigul district
  • State Name: Tamil Nadu

Lake Important Facts:

  • This lake is instrumental in enhancing the geographic beauty of the city and is one of the landmark tourist attractions here.
  • Sir Vere Henry Levinge, the then collector of Madurai, played a vital role in the establishment of this lake in 1863.
  • Flower shows and boat pageant are regularly held here in summer to attract the tourists.

17. Nainital Lake:

The Nainital Lake is a natural freshwater lake located in the township of Nainital. The annual rainfall of approximately 43 inches is the major source of inflow in this lake.

Beautiful Lakes in India

  • Lake Name: Nainital Lake
  • River Name: None.
  • Water Type: Freshwater
  • Surface Area: 48.76 hectares (120.5 acres)
  • Location: Nainital
  • State Name: Uttarakhand

Lake Important Facts:

  • This lake is tectonic at its origin and has its outfall at the southeastern end.
  • It is a kidney-shaped lake.
  • Nainital is referred to as the district of lakes, and the Nainital is one amongst the 4 lakes situated in this region the other 3 being Sattal Lake, Bhimtal Lake, and Naukuchiyatal Lake.
  • The Nainital district along with the Nainital Lake is rich in flora and fauna.
  • The Nainital Boat club offers the yachting facility in the lake.
  • The annual Kingfisher Yachting Competition is held in this lake every year in the 3rd week of June and is a major attraction here.

18. Tso Kar Lake:

Located in the southern part of Rupshu Plateau, Tso Kar is a fluctuating saltwater lake which is famous for its size and depth. It is in the southern part of Ladakh.

Salt Water Lakes in India

  • Lake Name: Tso Kar or Tsho Kar
  • River Name: Pholokongka Chu
  • Water Type: Saltwater
  • Surface Area: 22km²
  • Location: Ladakh
  • State Name: Jammu and Kashmir

Lake Important Facts:

  • This lake sees a vast variation in the temperature ranging from -40°C in winters to 30°C in summer.
  • A tented camp on the western bank of the lake provides accommodation to the tourists.
  • Due to the salinity in this lake, the resident fauna is only found in its tributaries as well as the shores of Start sapuk Tso.
  • The nomads here keep yaks and horses for transportation.

19. Lonar Lake:

The Lonar Lake is a Saline Soda lake and a notified National Geo-heritage monument. This lake is located in the Budhiana district of Maharashtra. It is the only known lake which is formed as a result of an extraterrestrial impact crater in India.

  • Lake Name: Lonar Lake or Lonar Crater
  • River Name: Purna and penganga
  • Water Type: Saline and alkaline
  • Surface Area: 1.13km²
  • Location: Budhiana
  • State Name: Maharashtra

Lake Important Facts:

  • This lake has been created by a meteor impact.
  • It is also one of the rarely known hyper velocity impact rocks on the Earth.
  • It is a lake whose water is both saline and alkaline in nature.
  • A recent study by the IIT Mumbai has concluded that the minerals found on this soil are similar to those found on the moon, which was brought during the Apollo program.
  • The Budhiana district where the lake is located was once the part of Ashoka’s empire.

20. Hussain Sagar:

This necklace-shaped lake spread over an area of 5.7km² is an artificial lake built by the Ibrahim Quli Qutb Shah in 1563. The lake is named after Hussain Shah Ali, the mind behind the designing of the Lake. There is a statue of Gautam Buddha in the middle of the lake which stands on the Gibraltar Rock. This statue was built in the year 1992 and is the center of attraction of the lake.

Lakes in India Telangana

  • Lake Name: Hussain Sagar
  • River Name: Musi
  • Water Type: Freshwater
  • Surface Area: 4.4km²
  • Location: Hyderabad
  • State Name: Telangana

Lake Important Facts:

  • It is an artificial lake that holds the water fed from the Musi river.
  • It was the primary source of water for Hyderabad before the Himayat Sagar and Osman Sagar were built near the River Musi.
  • This heart-shaped heritage site of Hyderabad has the fame of being recognized as ‘Heart of the World’ by UNWTO on 27th September 2012.
  • It is the largest heart shaped mark in the world.
  • The Hussain Sagar Thermal Power Station built on the banks of Hussain Sagar Lake in 1920 is the first thermal power station of South India.

21. Dhebar Lake:

Located in the Udaipur district of Rajasthan, the Dhebar Lake is the second largest artificial lake in India, the largest lake in India being the Govind Ballabh Pant Sagar in Uttar Pradesh.

  • Lake Name: Dhebar Lake or Jaisamand Lake
  • River Name: Gomati River
  • Surface Area: 87km²
  • Location: Udaipur
  • State Name: Rajasthan

Lake Important Facts:

  • Spread on an area of 87km² this lake was the largest artificial lake in the world when built.
  • This lake got created in the 17th century when Rana Jai Singh of Udaipur built a marble dam across the river Gomati.
  • The 300m long Dhebar lake marble dam has been declared as the Heritage Monuments of India.
  • Located on the banks of this lake is also the Hawa Mahal Palace which was also the winter capital of the Maharanas of Mewar.
  • There are some 11 islands on this lake some of which are a bliss for the bird lovers and flocks of migratory birds can be seen here.

22. Ashtamudi Lake:

Ashtamudi in Malayalam means 8 Braids. This lake is in the shape of the palm tree (Also called the octopus-shaped) and hence has received this name. This lake is the second largest ecosystem of Kerala after the Vembanad ecosystem.

  • Lake Name: Ashtamudi Lake
  • River Name: Kallada River
  • Surface Area: 61.4km²
  • Location: Kollam district
  • State Name: Kerala

Lake Important Facts:

  • It is the gateway for the backwaters in Kerala
  • The Astamudi wetland has been included in the list of Ramsar Wetland and is a wetland of importance.
  • Both the banks of the Ashtamudi Lake feature the palm trees and the coconut groves interspersed with the towns and villages.
  • The luxury houseboat trips also run on the lake
  • The lake provides livelihood to many in the form of fishing, inland navigation system and coconut husk retting and coir production.
  • The Ashtamudi wetland is Kerala’s deepest estuary
  • This lake supports 57 species of the avifauna of which 6 are migratory.
  • It is sad that one of the arms of Ashtamudi lake, the Kanjira code Creek has suffered extinction due to the dumping of human waste in the lake.

23. Chandra Taal:

Chandra means moon in Hindi. Owing to its crescent shape the lake has been christened as Chandra Taal. Located on the Samudra Tapu Plateau, the lake originates from its crescent shape. In the Lahu and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh, this lake is located in the Spiti part of it.

Chandra Taal

  • Lake Name: Chandra Taal or Chandra Tal
  • River Name: Chandra River
  • Water Type: Sweet water
  • Surface Area: 4250m
  • Location: Spiti valley of the Lahul and Spiti district
  • State Name: Himachal Pradesh

Lake Important Facts:

  • The lake has a mountainous enclosure of scree on one side and the cirque enclosure on the other.
  • It is a famous tourist destination and a favorite destination of trekkers and campers.
  • The lake can be accessed on foot from Batal as well as the Kunzum Pass
  • Now vehicles can go upto 2 2km from the lake while accommodations are available as near as 5km from the lake.
  • In the spring one can witness a carpet of hundreds of wildflowers in these meadows.
  • This lake is one of the 2 high-altitude wetland which has been designated as Ramsar Sites.

24. Kankaria Lake:

The Kankaria Lake is located in the south-eastern part of the city and is the second largest lake in Ahmedabad in Gujarat. Built in the year 1451, the lakefront has many important and beautiful tourist attraction places. It is believed that during the excavation process of this lake a lot of pebbles (kankar in Gujarati) were excavated and hence the lake was named as Kankaria Lake.

  • Lake Name: Kankaria Lake
  • River Name: None. Storm water is the primary source of inflow.
  • Surface Area: 31 hectares (76 acres)
  • Location: Maninagar area in Ahmedabad
  • State Name: Gujarat

Lake Important Facts:

  • This reservoir is spread across an area of 76 acres and is a 34-sided polygon.
  • The water can be accessed through the cut stone steps given at 6 different locations.
  • Nagina Wadi is the garden on an island in the center of the lake and is a major tourist attraction.
  • The other attractions developed at the banks of the lake include the Kankaria Zoo, Bal Vatika, Kids City, Toy Train, Amusement Park, Balloon Safari, Stone Mrural Park, Joy Rides amongst others.

25. Nakki Lake:

It is one of the ancient and sacred lakes situated in the Mount Abu district of the Aravalli ranges. It is believed that the lake has been dug out by nails and hence the name. The lake had been dug out by Gods to protect from the Bashkali Rakshash; Another story is of Rasiya Balam. The king had announced that whosoever digs the lake in one night would marry the Princess (King’s daughter) and Rasiya Balam did it, but due to the Queen’s refusal later on the marriage did not take place. The temple of Rasiya Balam and Kuwari Kanya is located behind the Dilwara Jain Temple.

  • Lake Name: Nakki Lake
  • Location: Mount Abu
  • State Name: Rajasthan

Lake Important Facts:

  • The length of the lake is approximately 1 mile and width about 1/4mile.
  • It is 20 to 30 feet deep and has a dam on the west.
  • The toad rock is a major tourist attraction and is called so as it looks like a toad who is about to jump in the lake.
  • Mahatma Gandhi’s ashes were immersed in this lake where the Gandhi Ghat has been created.

India can thus be rightly said as the land of lakes. There are numerous rivers and Major lakes in India of which the 25 best ones are listed here. These lakes are beautiful sites to visit and are important tourist spots. So the next time you are planning to travel, do make sure to include these important Indian lakes in your itinerary.