Lakes in Uttarakhand

The munificence of nature is bestowed on Uttarakhand in abundance in the form of pristine glacial lakes. These lakes are formed by the glaciers which drain into the mountain gorges, forming the perennial and non-perennial source of water. One cannot resist the bountiful beauty of the emerald green lakes of Uttarakhand, which is a home to varied aquatic life. These placid lakes not only attract the attention of the visitors by its spellbinding beauty but also for its religious significance. Many of the lakes adorned in Uttarakhand are associated with local legends and mythological tales which are believed by the local people.

List of Important Lakes in Uttarakhand

Bedni Kund

Bedni Kund is a part of the alpine meadows of Bedni Bugyal, which sprawls over 20 square km in the ...

Bhimtal Lake

The spellbinding Bhimtal Lake is adorned like a sapphire in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. This lake is situated in the hear...

Chorabari Tal

The pristine Chorabari Tal (4,220 m) is one of the two snouts of the Chorabari glacier. It is situated at an alt...

Deoria Tal

Deoria Tal also spelled as 'Devaria' or 'Deoriya' is a pristine lake located about 3 km atop a hill from the villages of Mastura and Sari, on ...

Dodi Tal

Dodital cocooned amidst the benedictory pines is a fresh water lake of Uttarakhand. Tucked away at an astounding altitude of 3,310 metres above sea level in ...

Gauri Kund

Gauri Kund is a famous Hindu pilgrimage site situated at a distance of 28 km from Ukhimath and 5 km from Sonprayag. This ...

Hemkund Lake

The awe-inspiring Hemkund Lake is one of the most sacred lakes of India. It is situated near ‘Hemkund Sahib’ the famous shrine of Sikhs. It is also known as the “Lake of Snow” which is adorned...

Homkund Lake

Homkund Lake situated in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand is a high attitude lake situated at 15,...

Kagbhusandi Tal

The Kagbhusandi Lake is a small emerald green lake situated at an altitude of 5,230 metres near Kankul Pass (5,230 m) almost a km in length. This lake is cocooned in the Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakha...

Kedartal

Kedartal also referred to as ‘Lord Shiva’s Lake’ is a glacial lake adorned in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. The pri...

Khurpa Tal

Khurpatal is a ravishing lake bejeweled in the suburbs of Nainital city. This lake is situated at a favorable distance of 11 km from the ‘Lake City’ Nainital. Khurpatal is perched at an elevation ...

Masar Tal

The picturesque Masar Tal is cocooned in the Tehri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand. It is perched at an astounding elevation of 3,000 metres above sea level. This lake is located below the Masar Top a...

Nachiketa Tal

Nestled amidst the thick pine and oak forests Nachiketa Tal is a treat for the eyes to savour. This untarnished lake is situated at an elevation of 8074 ft or 2453 meters ab...

Nainital Lake

Nainital Lake is a picturesque natural freshwater lake, idyllically situated amidst the bejeweled town of Nainital in Uttarakhand state. It is one of the four famous lakes of Nainital district, other ...

Nandi Kund

Nandi Kund is idyllically situated in the lofty Garhwal Himalayas stretches at an elevation of 3,497 meters to 4,800 meters above sea level in Madhymaheshwar-Kalpeshwar trail. The pristine lake sprawl...

Naukuchia Taal

Nakuchiatal as the name suggests ‘lake of nine corners’ is a picturesque hill station adorned in the “City of Lakes” Nainital. The 175 feet deep, a placid lake is idyllically situated at an el...

Painya Tal

Painya Tal perched at an altitude of 4,400 metres is located in the unadulterated beauty of the tempting Himalayas of Uttarakhand. This undiscovered lake is like a hidden diamond in a coal mine. The l...

Roop Kund lake

Roopkund is a mysterious lake cocooned in the interior part of the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. The high altitude glacial lake in Uttarakhand lies in the lap of Trishul massif. The Roopkund Lake i...

Sahastra Tal

Tucked away in the midst of the gorgeous Garhwal Himalayas, the Sahastra Tal is located on the western end of the snow-clad Khatling glacier. The Sahastra Tal gets its unique name from the numerous l...

Satopanth lake

With its emerald blue-green crystal clear waters the triangular lake, having a perimetre of 1 km is situated at an astounding height of 4,402 metres (15,100 ft). Satopanth Lake is 25 km from Badrinath...

Sattal Lake

The unspoiled Sat Tal is a cluster of seven glittering freshwater lakes adorned in the Kumaon division of Uttarakhand. The seven lakes which all together form Sat Tal are Nal-Damyanti, Laxman, Panna, ...

Sukha Tal

Sukha Tal cocooned in Mallital was earlier a part of the pristine Nainital Lake. Sukha Tal or Suka Tal literally suggests dry lake which is located half a km from the picturesque lake of Nainital. It ...

Surya Kund

Surya Kund is a hot water spring situated at Barkot near Yamunotri temple. This thermal spring gets its name from Yamuna river which is considered to be the offspring of Surya or the God as per Hindu ...

Tapta Kund

Taptakund, as the name suggests is a hot water spring, which lies between Badrinath shrine and Alaknanda River. This thermal spring is situated in the Badrinath temple in Chamoli district of Uttarakha...

Tara Kund

Tara Kund is a small pristine lake perched at 2,200 meters above sea level in Pauri Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. Cradled in the lap of the majestic Himalayas, the lake is situated in the Chariserh D...

Vasuki Tal

Vasuki Tal is a high altitude glacial lake situated about 8 km from Kedarnath in Uttarakhand. This lake sits at an astounding altitude of 4,135 metres above sea level. The lake is encircled by gloriou...

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