The Himalayan state of Uttarakhand is famous for its majestic mountains, verdant meadows, and winding roads. As a realm of legends, it is a place where nature’s surrealism surrounds it. You can find some of the world’s highest lakes cuddling within the peaks of the surrounding mountains. They like playing sun hide-and-seek or, if it’s snowing, staying hidden behind the snow. Here is the list of 5 mountain lakes in Uttarakhand that will remind you of Switzerland!
1. Roopkund Lake In Uttarakhand
Let’s start our list of lakes in Uttarakhand with the highest lake in Uttarakhand, Roopkund Lake. Roopkund is located in a rural area in Chamoli district, from where you can see Trishul Peak. An additional name for this body of water is “mystery lake” because a large number of human skeletons were discovered there. Summers are the best season to visit Roopkund since the lake is permanently frozen. Skeletons floating in the sea are visible after the ice melts.
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2. Kedar Tal
Kedar Tal is a glacial lake situated at the height of 5000 metres in the Uttarkashi area of Uttar Pradesh. In addition, Thalayasagar Peak (6900 metres) looms large in the background of Kedar Tal, one of Uttarakhand’s most scenic lakes. However, it’s a popular destination for thrill-seekers because of the alpine and snow-covered scenery.
3. Hemkund Lake In Uttarakhand
Imagine sitting near a lake which is cuddled with the 7 mountain peaks! Sounds dreamy right? You can easily visit this dreamy place, known as Hemkund lake. The Hemkund Sahib is one of the most prominent locations of significance to Sikhs. In addition to its historical significance, Hemkund is the place where Lord Laxman finished his penance, according to folklore.
The ultimate walk from Hemkund to Govindghat’s is full of pine forests, wildflowers, alpine plants, and ferns. As a result, it has become one of Uttarakhand’s most famous lakes.
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4. Sattal, Uttarakhand
Sattal is a lovely area because of its seven freshwater lakes, plenty of nature’s wealth, an abundance of migrating birds and panoramic panoramas. Therefore, the lake is a natural wonderland for birdwatchers and environment lovers. Moreover, it also has a mysterious quality that makes it even more appealing to photographers.
5. Deo Taal
Mana Pass, where the holy Deo Taal Lake is, famous for the Mythical Saraswati River. You can witness the Rejas Tal and Nag Tal from this vantage point. This place is around three kilometres from the zero point of the Mana Pass. Snow-capped mountains surround the area, and the glaciers stay frozen throughout the rest of the year, except for September. However, the lake’s name translates literally as “Lake of the Gods” in Sanskrit.
So, make the most of your time in Uttarakhand by visiting one of these renowned lakes.