Saturday, 15 March 2014

7 Inspiring Lakes In India – A Photo Essay


Lakes have a trance-like quality, which soothes a heavy heart and comforts a weary soul. There is nothing compared to spending endless hours by a lake and simply succumbing to its quiet beauty. Don’t you agree?

India has numerous lakes to beckon you for a relaxed vacation, out of which, I have picked 7 Lakes that have inspired me in some way or the other.
    
I won’t use many words to describe my admiration for the lakes. Let me just show you some of my favourite pictures that will nudge you to take time off for a lakeside sojourn.

Gadisar Lake in Jaisalmer


Gadisar Lake is one of the main attractions in Jaisalmer. The lake was primarily constructed for water conservation, but now adds an enchanting touch to the arid vicinity.

Fateh Sagar Lake in Udaipur


Fateh Sagar Lake is one of the four lakes in Udaipur. Pichola, Udai Sagar and Dhebar Lake are the other three mesmerizing lakes.

Pichola Lake in Udaipur


Lake Palace Hotel, which is situated in the middle of the lake, makes Lake Pichola look extraordinarily picturesque.

Hussain Sagar Lake in Hyderabad


Hussain Sagar Lake is a lovely romantic hideout for the locals in Hyderabad.  

Naini Lake in Nainital


Naini Lake is my personal favourite. The colourful boats moored on the shore, the surrounding Deodars and the view of the mountains along with it make the whole atmosphere so serene and gentle.


Lakes in Ooty


The lakes in Ooty look amazing with the backdrop of the Nilgiris.


Powai Lake in Mumbai


Powai Lake is surrounded by lots of foliage, which makes it a refreshing spot for the locals.

Do you like sitting by a lake?

34 comments:

  1. I never think of lakes when I think of India, but these photos are gorgeous. Good to know there is some beautiful spots to take a boat out or relax by the shore.

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    1. Yup, India has many beautiful lakes. These are just the ones that I have visited. I'm glad you enjoyed the pictures. :)

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  2. Nice.. would have loved to have some details about the lakes or their history though.

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    1. Thanks! Yeah, you are right. It would have been better if I had added some facts too. Actually I did try to do that but couldn't find much interesting history behind the lakes, so I just let the pictures speak for themselves.

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  3. wow .. nice topic ... n pics too !! :-)

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  4. Gorgeous photos - thanks for sharing! I hadn't thought of India for it's lakes before now. :) Meg @ Mapping Megan

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    1. Thanks Megan :) In fact, India has many beautiful lakes. These are just a few that I have shared here.

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  5. we had stayed in the taj lake palace :D very very beautiful :)

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    1. Oh great! I know, Taj Lake Palace must be amazing!

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  6. Lovely pictures Renuka. I loved the vivid Jaisalmar fort and lake picture the most! It's true that most of them do not see how many beautiful lakes are actually there in India to visit! I've loved the Kodaikanal and Ooty lakes, and have done cycling and horse riding on both of them! Such an incredible experience it was!

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    1. Thanks! Yeah, Ooty and Kodaikanal have beautiful lakes. There is so much beauty in India.

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  7. Stunning pictures amazing blog. Congratulations!

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  8. Lovely captures. Serenity is what pulls me to a lake and to sit by it staring in oblivion seems so wonderful.

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    1. Very well put, Niranjan. Lakes have a serene atmosphere.

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  9. Water always excites me. I have visited many beaches but there are very few lakes I have been to. Looking at the these pictures, I won't mind travelling to few more lakes :)

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    1. That's nice to know, Prasoon :) Lakes look scintillating!

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  10. Hope to visit the Nainital and Powaii lake some day.
    Great shots.

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    1. Thanks Indrani :) Yeah, the Nainital Lake is beautiful.

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  11. Great post! The lake in Udaipur was on our list but we might add some more on our next trip to India.

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    1. Yes, you must! India is full of beautiful lakes.

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  12. beautiful! I love rading your blog and seeing all these places I never knew existed!

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    1. Thanks Rebecca :) India is full of beautiful places.

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  13. Hi Renuka, such a nice post shared!! I'd like to share here about my travel experience that I had visited Nainital lake with my entire family at previous summer vacation, that was one of the my best tour ever for my family. All of us enjoyed much specially we had a lot of fun to do boating. So, I'm willing to visit there once again on this summer vacation. Thanks a lot!!

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    1. You're welcome, Seema. I'm glad you could recall your trip. Even I have fond memories of boating in Nainital. :)

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  14. Visited all and like you my personal favorite is Nainital lake. I have been there many times but got to visit it just after a fresh snow fall this year in Feb. it was an amazing sight to behold. check this out : https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153859672155593&set=a.10153859684850593&type=3&theater

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    1. Nainital lake is just too stunning! Thanks for sharing your photo.

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