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Here are the 19 lakes we have listed within India - compared by Highest Altitude/Elevation.

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Lake Name Elevation in feet Lake Description
Gurudongmar Lake
(Sikkim, India)
17,150 Gurudongmar Lake Pictures Gurudongmar Lake Message Forums One of the highest elevation lakes in the world and the second-highest in Sikkim province, Gurudongmar Lake is nearly inaccessible to the average Indian traveler and officially off-limits to those traveling from a foreign country. Located at 17,150 feet, the beautiful lake maintains a milky hue year ...
Tso Kar
(Jammu and Kashmir, India)
14,862 Tso Kar Pictures Tso Kar Message Forums Also known as: White Lake
One of the three saltwater lakes in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, Tso Kar requires a bit of work to visit. The lake is very picturesque, its shores covered in salt which gives it the nickname of White Lake. Located over 100 miles from the nearest city with lodgings, Tso Kar is nonetheless quite ...
Pangong Tso
(Southwest China, China / Jammu and Kashmir, India)
14,270 Pangong Tso Pictures Pangong Tso Message Forums Also known as: Pangong Lake
Sprawled along the border between North India and Southwest China, Pangong Tso is one of the most spectacular sights in the Himalayan region of Ladakh, India and the Chinese area of Tibet. Occupying a basin between tall peaks, the 172,800-acre lake is located at 14,270 feet elevation and usually appears ...
Chandra Taal
(Himachal Pradesh, India)
14,100 Chandra Taal Pictures Chandra Taal Message Forums Also known as: Chandrataal, Chandra Tal, Chandratal
Chandra Taal. The name evokes visions of a distant and wondrous place, of exotic vistas and a difficult journey. Located high in the Himalayas in the Indian district of Lahul and Spiti, Himachal Pradesh, the isolated high-altitude lake is remote, beautiful and the destination for many journeys. Important ...
Tsongmo Lake
(Sikkim, India)
12,400 Tsongmo Lake Pictures Tsongmo Lake Message Forums Also known as: Changu Lake, Tsomgo Lake
Remote and beautiful describes India's Tsongmo Lake. The high-altitude glacial lake is fed by melting snows from the surrounding mountains and is shrouded in local myth and religious observance. Located close to the border with Chinese Tibet, the lake lies along the road to Nathu La Pass and border ...
Dal Lake
(Jammu and Kashmir, India)
5,193 Dal Lake Pictures Dal Lake Message Forums Dal Lake is located in the heart of Srinagar, the capital of the northernmost Indian administered State of Jammu and Kashmir. At 2700 acres, breath-taking Dal Lake is the second largest lake in the Kashmir valley. Surrounded on three sides by the majestic snow-capped Pir Panjal and Himalayan Mountains, ...
Wular Lake
(Jammu and Kashmir, India)
5,180 Wular Lake Message Forums Also known as: Wullar Lake
Wular Lake, located in the Jammu and Kashmir region of northern India, is something of a mystery. The name Wular is believed to be a corruption of the Sanskrit word Ullola, meaning turbulent. Formed by tectonic activity, Wular Lake is one of the largest freshwater lakes in Asia. The exact size is unrecorded ...
Periyar Lake
(Kerala, India)
2,848 Periyar Lake Pictures Periyar Lake Message Forums Also known as: Periyar Reservoir, Thekkady Lake
Periyar Lake in India's State of Kerala is one of the few places you can view Asian elephants and tigers in their natural habitat from the water. The 6425-acre reservoir is home to the Periyar Tiger Reserve, located within the Periyar National Park. The tiger reserve was created soon after the dam was ...
Mansar Lake & Surinsar Lake
(Jammu and Kashmir, India)
2,185 Mansar Lake & Surinsar Lake Pictures Mansar Lake & Surinsar Lake Message Forums Two of the most beautiful lakes in the hills east of the City of Jammu are Mansar Lake and Surinsar Lake. Linked by Hindu mythology, the lakes are about 10 miles apart yet tightly connected to the religious beliefs in the snake-god with six heads, Sheshnag. The mythology sounds somewhat convoluted ...
Lake Pichola
(Rajasthan, India)
1,941 Lake Pichola Pictures Lake Pichola Message Forums A watery surprise awaits visitors to Udaipur in India's semi-arid Rajasthan region: beautiful Lake Pichola. The first of a series of man-made lakes, Lake Pichola is the foundation on which the city itself was founded. Udaipur is now surrounded by man-made lakes connected by rivers and canals spanned ...
Fateh Sagar
(Rajasthan, India)
1,896 Fateh Sagar Pictures Fateh Sagar Message Forums A shining jewel in the crown of lakes surrounding the Rajasthan city of Udaipur is Fateh Sagar. This 988-acre artificial lake serves as a water supply to the city but represents so much more. For Udaipur is known as the Venice of the East; it is surrounded by lakes and canals in the midst of a near-desert ...
Rajsamand Lake
(Rajasthan, India)
1,793 Rajsamand Lake Pictures Rajsamand Lake Message Forums Also known as: Rajsamudra Lake
One of the famed 'Lakes of Udaipur', Rajsamand Lake lies 40 miles north of the City of Udaipur. The Udaipur region of Rajasthan was once known as Mewar, land of patriots and heroes. The Mewar dynasty traces its roots to the Sun God, with examples of its proud history constructed in beautiful marble. ...
Hussain Sagar Lake
(Andhra Pradesh, India)
1,759 Hussain Sagar Lake Pictures Hussain Sagar Lake Message Forums Also known as: Hussainsagar
Defining the borders of the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad, Hussain Sagar Lake forms a direct link between South India's past and present. The largest artificial lake in Asia, Hussain Sagar was built by Hazrat Hussain Shah Wali in 1562 to serve as a water supply for the two cities. A levee, ...
Udai Sagar
(Rajasthan, India)
1,751 Udai Sagar Message Forums One of beautiful Udaipur's famous man-made lakes, Udai Sagar is likely one of the least visited by tourists. Udaipur, in the Mewar region of the Indian state of Rajasthan, is well-known for the many lakes built by the former ruling class. Udai Sager was one of the first built in the area for water storage ...
Pushkar Lake
(Rajasthan, India)
1,740 Pushkar Lake Pictures Pushkar Lake Message Forums Also known as: Pushkar Sarovar
Pushkar Lake is one of the most sacred lakes in India. Located in the Rajasthan state of western India, Pushkar Lake has been declared a heritage monument by the Indian government and is the site of an annual holy pilgrimage dating back many hundreds of years. Also called Pushkar Sarovar, the origins ...
Lonar Crater Lake
(Maharashtra, India)
1,577 Lonar Crater Lake Pictures Lonar Crater Lake Message Forums Lonar Crater Lake is one of those mysteries of ancient India that is little-known among the country's burgeoning tourism crowd. The saline crater lake is highly unusual from a scientific standpoint, being the only discovered crater lake in basaltic rock (a type of volcanic rock) in the world. Although ...
Man Sagar Lake
(Rajasthan, India)
1,350 Man Sagar Lake Pictures Man Sagar Lake Message Forums One of the modern wonders of lake restoration, Man Sagar Lake has been rejuvenated. The ongoing question is, will the newly-refurbished lake remain pristine or will it again be allowed to degrade? The man-made reservoir located in the Indian state of Rajasthan originated in the 16th century when, after ...
Jaisamand Lake
(Rajasthan, India)
930 Jaisamand Lake Pictures Jaisamand Lake Message Forums Also known as: Dhebar Lake, Dhevar Lake
One of India's largest artificial lakes, Jaisamand Lake was created in 1685 when Rana Jai Singh of Udaipur built a marble dam across the Gomati River. The reservoir, originally called Jai Samand, is second only in size to the Upper Lake of Bhopal, India when the latter is full. The large lake covers ...
Vembanad Lake
(Kerala, India)
0 Vembanad Lake Pictures Vembanad Lake Message Forums Stretching 60 miles in length along the southern tip of India, scenic 373,622-acre Vembanad Lake is India's longest lake and the largest lake in the state of Kerala. Although the majority of the lake is shallow and marshy, the Vembanad wetland system is ecologically important due to its lush mangrove ...


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