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Himachal Pradesh: Other than Mountains, these Beautiful Lakes are a Must-visit too!

Himachal Pradesh is not only known for its icy mountains, dense foliage, and adventure sports but also for its serene and beautiful lakes.

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| Contributor Content| UPDATED: February 15, 2018, 7:57 PM IST
Himachal Pradesh: Other than Mountains, these Beautiful Lakes are a Must-visit too! Representational Image (Photo courtesy: Reuters)
Thinking about Himachal instantly fills our imagination with snow clad mountains, sugar-pop white rivers and water streams running through dense lush green coniferous forests, but there is one more thing that adds to Himachal’s beauty – its lakes. Let us take you through 5 exquisite lakes in Himachal Pradesh that inspire Awe with every breath.

Nako Lake

Located in District Kinaur at a height of 3662 metres above sea level, Nako Lake looks like a heavenly dimension as it projects a mirror-image of the lush greenery that surrounds it and the clouds floating in the blue sky above. The lake has a peaceful vibe and is perfect for hiking or just being to your-self.

"Sometimes in the middle of a long journey, take a break at some place beautiful! Sometimes when the heart feels low and soul starts giving up, travel to someplace new!! " . The mesmerising Nako Lake!! Driving from Kinnaur to Spiti valley, a stop at Nako is a must.. I still wish I could have camped by the lake but due to cramped time, we had to rush to Tabo the same day! Nevertheless the few hours spent roaming around the village and awe-ing at the perfect reflection of the "other worldly surrounding" made memories to cherish! The place seems to call me back! . . #nako #nakolake #kinnaur #incrediblekinnaur #india #travelblogger #travelbug #incredibleindia #destiniumworld #lakesofindia #indianlake #pocket_india #tripofreak #fernweh #himachalpradesh #himachalpictures #kmhoe #_iu #desidiaries #indiatraveldiaries #indiangram #_visualsofindia #mypixeldiary #himalayas #hippieinhills #tripotointhehills #himalayandiaries #storiesofindia #kmhoe #hippieinhills #himalayasarecalling #pahadihaiarrobhai

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Parashar Lake

Located 49 kms from District Mandi, at a height of 2730 meters, Parashar Lake is named after Sage Parashar who as per the legends meditated here. There is also a Pagoda temple besides it that pays homage to the Sage. The temple and the lake seem like a hidden treasure between the tall mountains that surround them.


Khajjiar Lake

Located in a small town ‘Khajjiar’ - the Mini Switzerland in District Chamba, the Khajjiar lake is situated amidst a vast expanse of lush green grasslands and thick chain of Cedar trees that makes it absolutely delightful.



Manimahesh Lake

Located in District Chamba in the Pir Panjal range, Manimahesh Lake is also called the ‘Dal Lake of Himachal’ and is considered one of the holiest lakes in India as it’s dedicated to Lord Shiva. There is also a pilgrimage that takes place here called the ‘Manimahesh Yatra’ in the months of August and September.



Chandra Tal Lake

Located in the Spiti valley at a height of about 4300 meters the name of the lake is apt as it literally means ‘Lake of the Moon.’ Chandra Tal Lake is known to change its color depending upon the sky’s mood. This lake is the perfect spot for trekkers and campers especially during the spring season when it is covered with exquisite flora.

#whenyouseejustpeace #chandratallake #incrediblehimachal

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First Published: February 15, 2018, 7:57 PM IST
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