Uttarakhand is called the Land of Gods because of its pristine temples and shrines. Located in the lap of the great Himalayas, it offers immense natural beauty. Also, the state is blessed with a bounty of lakes or Tals.

Each lake is unique and special. You can experience nature at its finest. What are the most popular lakes in Uttarakhand? Here is a list of the 7 Most Popular Lakes in Uttarakhand.

  1. Bhimtal

Bhimtal is known for Bhima, the famous hero of Mahabharata. Located at an altitude of 1300 meters, this lake is believed to be created by Bhima. It is one of the largest lakes in the state. At the distance of 25 kilometers from the scenic Nainital, it is a great place to visit. Honeymoon couples, families, and groups can have a great time there.

The lake is among the best Lakes in Uttarakhand and it offers a great panoramic view. People enjoy boating in the Bhimtal. Every year,  thousands of people visit Bhimtal to enjoy splendid views and visual vistas. The place is properly connected to all prominent cities in North India.

The lake fills up to the brim during the rainy season and the scene creates a beautiful picture set against the green hills. Bhimtal is perfect for a serene holiday. In winter, this place is a paradise for birdwatchers, several migratory birds visit the lake every year.

  1. Deoria Tal

Deoariya tal is a beautiful lake perched at a height of 2400 meters above sea level. The lake is one of the Most Popular Lakes in Uttarakhand and it gives a superb view with its thick, green forest on one side and gigantic peaks of the Himalayas on the other. The Himalayan peaks get reflected in the crystal-clear water and create a mesmerizing view. People can walk through the jungle trek and enjoy camping in the pristine surroundings. The trek is moderate and can be accomplished by even beginners.

According to legends, it is the lake where Pandavas was stopped by a Yaksha who threw questions at them when Pandavas wanted to drink water.  There is also a legend that gods took bath in this lake. And therefore, it is called Devariya Tal. Another name of the lake is Indra Sarovar.

  1. Govind Ghat and Hem Kund

At a distance of two kilometers from Pandukeshwar, Hem Kund lake is a place that is a very respected and sacred place. The famous Valley of Flowers is just at a distance of 17 kilometers from there. Located at an altitude of 4000 meters, it is a pilgrimage center. Thousands of devotees visit the Lakshman Temple and Gurudwara throughout the year. Hemkund Sahib is well-connected with most of the important towns and cities of Uttarakhand.

Those who love trekking can enjoy the 14 kilometers trek. Ghangaria is the base camp. Those who cannot trek can take dolis or mules. There is a helicopter service also available between Ghangaria and Govindghat. You need to book it in advance while planning uttarakhand tour packages from MumbaiThe scenic beauty of this trek is incredible.

  1. Kedar Tal

Kedar Tal is also called Shiva’s Lake. It is one of the highest Lakes in Uttarakhand. This glacial lake is seated at an elevation of 5000 meters above sea level. The lake is formed by the melting of Kedar Glacier and gives birth to the Kedar Ganga river, a tributary of the Bhagirathi River.

The Kedar tal trek is a paradise for lovers of adventure. It is a difficult trek, but a truly magical experience. There are rarely any treks that bring you so close to gigantic mountains. The trail is remote and there is no human habitation at this height. This needs sufficient physical and mental preparation. But the amazing scenic beauty at the height will fill your heart with joy and it will give you a sense of accomplishment.

  1. Sahastra Tal and Masar Tal

Sahastra Tal is located in the picturesque Himalay valley of Garhwal. At the westernmost end of the Khatling Glacier, you can reach this beautiful place. Since it is at an altitude of 1500+ meters, it requires endurance and physical fitness to go to Sahastra Tal. It is one of the largest and most impressive lakes in the Garhwal region. Since there are several lakes around, it gets the name Sahastra Tal, i.e., Thousand Lakes. From this place, one can go to Meru, Kirti Stambh, and Jogin Glaciers.

The picturesque Masar Tal is situated in the Tehri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand. It is quite high compared to Sahastra Tal. Its elevation is 3000 meters above sea level. Such an astounding elevation also requires a lot of physical fitness and strength. Located below the famous Masar Top, this lake is on the left flank of Doodhganga Bemak (W) on the route of Mayli Pass.

  1. Satopanth Lake

Satopanth is a glacial lake famous for its divinity and serene atmosphere. It is a triangular-shaped lake at an elevation of 4600 meters above sea level. It is believed that the three corners belong to Bhagwan Brahma, Bhagwan Vshnu, and Bhagwan Shiva.  There are beautiful Himalayan Peaks around, standing majestically and reflecting the glory of the great Himalayas. The lake is near the famous Badrinath shrine, and it is located in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand near Badrinath. Apart from its religious importance, it is also famous for its unparallel natural beauty and tranquil environment. The lake is full of Lotus flowers that bloom in full charm during the season.

  1. Naini Lake

Nainital Lake is also known as Naini Lake and it is the major attraction of Nainital, the well-known tourist destination in Uttarakhand.  It is among the Most Popular Lakes in Uttarakhand.

The lake is surrounded by panoramic seven hills. For tourists around the world, it is a favorite spot. The flora is in full bloom during the months of March to May and it makes it the best time to go to Nainital Lake. Those who want to see snowfall and chilly weather go to Nainital during the winter months. It is also a holy place because the famous Naina Devi temple is on its shores. It is one of the 51 Shakti Peeths in India.

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