For those who want to have a unique experience involving much more than just simply sitting on a beach sunbathing or trekking through some known mountain peaks, there are other treacherous experiences that you may not even heard of while exploring most striking and clean lakes of India. While journeying through the roads in high altitude, you get to discover the love for the serenity of the surroundings. Below are some of the clearest Lakes that are so fascinating that you cannot resist taking a dip.
Located 2,934m above sea level, Kareri Lake is a deep glacial lake which also a base camp to the Bleni Pass and the Minkiani Pass. For the nature lovers, the lace is simply stunning where you can enjoy home staying in the Kareri village or at the forest guest houses while enjoying the scenic landscapes of the region. The place gives you all the good reasons for the experience of a lifetime.
Where: Kangra, Himachal Pradesh
Best time to visit: April to June
There is a lake in Himachal Pradesh, which looks no less than a shinning blue mirror on the ground. Surrounded by the lush green beauty and cedar trees, Prashar Lake offers stunning views of the Kinnaur, Pir Pranjal and Dhualadhar Mountain ranges. If you are planning to discover the region during summers, make sure you are well equipped with the required stuff. Along the journey, do make a visit to the Pagoda style temple devoted to Sage Prashar.
Where: Mandi, Himachal Pradesh
Best time to visit: August to September and December to February for winter trek
Situated at 17,100 ft above sea level and 5 km away from Nepal, Gurudongmar Lake holds a special place in the heart of the locals as the most pristine beauty. There is a belief people say that this lake with some miracle blesses the childless couples with kids. One can enjoy trekking to Teesta from Gurudongmar only once after taking permission from the army.
Best time to visit: April to July
Tso Moriri Lake
It is the largest high altitude lake not easily permitted to visit. In order to protect the lake from anymore deterioration, the region around is declared as a reserve. The stunning blue water of the Lake will mesmerize you thoroughly. For reaching the destination, one has to trek till a distance, then only he/she can enjoy the glimpses of the picturesque locations
Where: Changthang Plateau, Jammu & Kashmir
Best time to visit: May to September
As one of the high altitude glacial Lakes, Tsongmo Lake clearly looks mesmerizing under the reflections of the mountains around which is the major source of water in the region. If you are planning to visit Gangtok soon, make sure you visit the lake with inner line permit. For those religious travelers, they can even pay a visit to the Shiva temple.
Best time to visit: May to August
A lake situated around the lush green meadows and the Chandra Bhaga mountain ranges makes it a perfect ground for hikers to camp and enjoy this picturesque setting. This ‘Moon Lake’is completely blue in color and widely extended to 2.5 km wide. While exploring this untouched beauty, one can also explore some of the mouth watering Tibetan Food at nearby eating joints there.
Where: Spiti, Himachal Pradesh
Best time to visit: May to early October
The lake is the only hyper- velocity impact crater in basaltic lake being saline and alkaline at the same time. Though many are not aware of the Lonar Crater Lake yet the lake is a pure delight for bird watchers. Wildlife lovers can also enjoy the wilderness as you get to spot different varieties of wildlife animals. For a spiritual feel along the trip, one can explore the Kamalja Devi temple, Shankar Ganesha temple, Ram Gaya temple and the Sita Nahani temple.
Best time to visit: All year long, except monsoons
Pangong Tso Lake
Located at the highest motor-able point in India, Pangong Tso is actually the largest brackish water lake in Asia. The blue beauty is worth a visit on your way to Chang La Pass. The best way to enjoy the scenic beauty of the surrounding is while camping on the banks. This clear beauty falls on the Sino Line of Actual Control, meaning One third of the lake falls in India and the other two third falls in Tibet.
Best time to visit: Visit in summers since it freezes during winters