Lakes demonstrate few of most beguiling qualities of water, from mesmerizing ripples to a mirror like reflections. From Kinnaur to Kangara, there are many amazing lakes across Himachal Pradesh, it can be tough to choose best one from all of the great options, so here we have listed 10 most spectacular lakes in Himachal Pradesh.


1. Chandratal, Lahaul & Spiti District


This area is also considered to be one of the trekkers' paradise over the years. One can reach Chandratal either from Batal or via Kunzum Pass. The splendid lake lies beneath the Samudra Tapu Plateau.


2. Dhankar Lake, Lahaul & Spiti District

Dhankar Lake

One of the most splendid lakes that lie hidden over the ant-hill shaped hillocks is Dhankar. It takes the trekkers another 20 mins hike over the hills to reach Dhankar Lake. At the height of more than 13000 ft, the lake is enclosed with barren sea cliffs.


3. Rewalsar Lake, Mandi District

Rewalsar Lake

Rewalsar Lake is also known as Tso Pema Lotus Lake. As per the legend, it was from this small town of Rewalsar that Guru Padmasambhava flew to Tibet and spread Mahayana Buddhism in Tibet.


4. Nako Lake, Kinnaur District

Nako Lake cover

 Nako is one of the secret lakes that lies hidden in the backyard of the village under the trees that circle the small lake. A short trek uphill offers the splendid view of the village of Nako and the amazing lake.


5. Brighu Lake, Kullu District 


Brighu lake

This famous lake of the Kullu District is a refuge for voyage fanatics. Located on the east of Rohtang Pass, this lake is at the height of 4285 meters above sea level. The steep up and down trek direction make it a difficult path but the elegant and oak trees on the way makes it one of the best trek routes in the Himachal Pradesh.


6. Kareri Lake, Kangra District


Kareri Lake

The lake is best known as a trekking spot and the Kareri Village is a base camp for venturing far in the Dhauladhars. The lake is ice-covered during the winters and is easily reached from Ghera village near Dharamshala which is believed to be the closest.


7. Renuka Lake, Sirmaur District


Renuka Lake

This is the largest lake in Himachal Pradesh which is named after Goddess Renuka and now has become the favourite tourist spot for all the travel freaks.


8. Parashar Lake, Mandi District


Parasar Lake

This lake is also very famous and trekkers from all across prefer this spot always. Parashar Lake is believed to be an ideal trek transmit for beginners which offers an amazing view with trekking.


9. Manimahesh Lake, Chamba District


Manimahesh Lake

According to the Hindu Mythology, this lake is believed to be a sacred destination for pilgrims and innumerable pilgrims visit this place every day to offer their prayings and adorn the presiding deity there. 


10. Surya Tal, Lahaul and Spiti District


Surya Tal

Surya Tal is the source of Bhaga River from Baralacha-la Pass. This is a common trek route for adventure fanatics who reach the lake on bikes and on foot following NH 21 from Keylong.




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