(MENAFN- AsiaNet News) Each of these lakes offers a distinct experience, from high-altitude mountain lakes to serene coastal lagoons. Whether you're seeking natural beauty, cultural immersion, or spiritual significance, India's lakes have something to offer every traveller on World Tourism Day.

  • Dal Lake, Jammu and Kashmir:

    • Located in Srinagar, Dal Lake is famous for its iconic houseboats and shikara rides.
    • Enjoy the tranquility of the lake, visit Mughal gardens, and experience the unique floating vegetable gardens.
  • Chilika Lake, Odisha:

    • Chilika is the largest coastal lagoon in India and a haven for birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts.
    • Explore the rich biodiversity of the lake, spot migratory birds, and take a boat ride to visit Kalijai Island.
  • Pangong Lake, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir:

    • This high-altitude lake is renowned for its stunning blue waters and dramatic mountain backdrop.
    • Visit the famous '3 Idiots' movie shooting location and camp by the lakeside for a surreal experience.
  • Vembanad, Kerala:

    • Vembanad is the longest lake in India and a prominent feature of the Kerala backwaters.
    • Enjoy a houseboat cruise, witness the unique ecosystem, and savor traditional Kerala cuisine.
  • Pushkar Lake, Rajasthan:

    • Pushkar Lake is a sacred Hindu pilgrimage site surrounded by 52 ghats and numerous temples.
    • Visit the Brahma Temple and experience the vibrant Pushkar Camel Fair held annually.
  • Gurudongmar Lake, Sikkim:

    • Located at an elevation of over 17,000 feet, Gurudongmar Lake is one of the highest lakes in the world.
    • Marvel at the pristine beauty of the lake and the surrounding snow-capped peaks.
  • Loktak Lake, Manipur:

    • Loktak is known for its unique floating islands called "phumdis" and the Keibul Lamjao National Park, the last natural refuge of the endangered Manipur brow-antlered deer.
    • Explore the park, take a boat ride, and witness the vibrant culture of Manipur.
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