5 stunning lakes to explore in Uttarakhand this season

Some of India’s most beautiful lakes are found in Uttarakhand, making it the perfect destination for a lakeside vacation. The majority of these lakes in Uttarakhand are surrounded by small and large hills and meadows, with a few situated on top of mountains.

Here are 5 stunning lakes to explore in Uttarakhand this season


1. Dodital

Dodital is a massive freshwater lake that is 3,024 meters above sea level. According to legend, Lord Hanuman once stopped here to quench his thirst. The lake is known for its Himalayan trout and can be reached by trekking from Uttarkashi.

2. Deoria

It takes an hour and a half to trek up Sari village on Ukhimath-Chopta Road to Deoria Tal. The route to the lake is an easy trek. Deoria Tal is one of the best places to view the peaks of the magnificent Chaukhamba, Nikantha, Bandarpoonch, Kedar Range and Kalanag. It is surrounded by beautiful forests and meadows.

3. Naukuchiatal

Naukuchiatal, a small hill station in Nainital also known as the “Lake of Nine Corners”. Situated 1,220 meters above sea level, the lake is surrounded by hills that are covered with trees and shrubs. Among all the lakes in the Nainital area, it is the deepest.

4. Naini

One of the most stunning features of Nainital Hill Station is Naini Lake, which is likely the most well-known one on the list. The lakeside features boulevards lined with maple trees. There are many little curios and cafes here.

5. Hemkund

Hemkund Lake is one of India’s most holy lakes. It is a pilgrimage site for Sikhs since it is located near the Hemkund Sahib shrine. This glacial lake, commonly known as the Lake of Snow, is situated in the Chamoli district.