Lakes in Himachal Pradesh

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Location: Himachal Pradesh
Places Of Interest: Jawalamukhi, Kangra Fort, Brajeshwari Temple
Best Time To Visit: Mid-May to Mid-October.

Nako Lake, Himachal PradeshHimachal has dozens of large and small lakes spread over the state. Some are natural lakes that date back millions of years, others are far more recent and are man made reservoirs. The most famous reservoir in the state is the Maharana Pratap Sagar located in district Kangra. Visit this wildlife sanctuary, which is a natural habitat of 220 species of birds belonging to 54 families. Another vast reservoir is Gobind Sagar lying in the districts of Bilaspur and Una and is famous for fishing of Labeo Dero, Tor Putitora, Mystus Seenghala and Mirror Carp. Also considered as a pilgrimage, Renuka Lake lies in the Sirmour district and is dedicated to goddess Renuka. Just 11-kms from Dharamsala is located the picturesque Dal Lake, lying amidst the hills of Dharamsala and is surrounded by fir trees. It's a centre of attraction during the annual fair of the Gaddi tribe that is held in the month of September. All these lakes provide a tremendous range of activity that includes, boating, swimming, canoeing, water-skiing, kayaking, sailing, surfing and fishing.


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