You’ve seen these beautiful lake scenarios before, but probably as somebody’s screen saver. Now let's take a  lake break and check out some of India’s most beautiful lakes and the cities that have been built around them.

 1.Srinagar—Jammu and Kashmir

Loved by one and all, Srinagar is a city that takes the initial spot of being a part of one of the most beautiful and striking cities of India.It hosts famous lakes like the Dal Lake, the Nagin and Wular Lakes. You need to witness the fascinating sunrise at the lake at least once in your lifetime.



Best time to visit – Between April and October, when the city is not snowed in and the lake is not frozen!

2. Bhopal—Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal  has natural as well as man-made lakes. The two main lakes, known as the Upper and the Lower Lake, were constructed in the 11th century and the city has since grown around them. Take a tour of the old part of the city, feast your eyes.


Best time to visit – Between November and February, the winters are not so harsh and sight-seeing will be a pleasure.

3. Mysore—Karnataka

Mysore consists of five main lakes that are the most popular ones namely Kukkarahalli, Lingambudhi, Karanji, Devanoor, and Dalavai lakes. Wherever you go in the city, the lakes are sure to follow you, and the banks are cleanest and most attractive ones, where you can spend hours with your loved ones.



Best time to visit –  October to March is the best time as the weather is most pleasant.

4. Nainital—Uttarakhand

Nainital has the distinction of being both a lake District as well as Lake City. The different lakes present here are Naini Lake, Sariyatal, Sattal, Naukuchiatal, Khurpatal Lake, Bhimtal lake. You can have a great time here.


Best time to visit – Between March and June, then again in September and October thus avoiding the summer tourist influx as well as the monsoon.

5. Udaipur—Rajasthan

When talking about beautiful cities of India, Udaipur can never be left behind. The sparkling waters of Udaipur make it one of the most enchanting locations of Rajasthan.  The banks of the lakes in Udaipur are nothing short of captivating.


Best time to visit – Between October and April, when the scorching Indian summer is taking a break.

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