Every city has its own significance and its landscapes and the water bodies make it even more memorable.
Apart from the mesmerising historical monuments, the lakes of these cities give a good feeling to your camera lens.
Udaipur is not the only CITY OF LAKES in India. There are more. Until now, we used to think that Udaipur is the only city known as City of Lakes. But if we just search over, we will get to know that there are some other cities as well which sport the title and deserve it, too. Let us take a quick look at the various cities apart from Udaipur known for their beautiful lakes. Of course, Udaipur is the top most one.
Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh, is also known as City of Lakes and for its green tree cover. The city has greenery to quite a good extent and every corner of the city reminds us of the Mughal era. The main centres of attraction are the upper and lower lake commonly known as Bada and Chhota Talab in Bhopal. The Bada Talab dates back to 11th century. One can spend wonderful evenings at this spot which also gives a feeling of being amidst nature with birds flying overhead. There is another lake in the city known as the Shahpura Lake. This is where the locals gather for their regular walks and enjoy abundant fresh air. Apart from these, the city has some small lakes Munshi Hussain Khan Talab, Motia lake, Preet Nagar Lake, Lendiya Talab, Bordi Kalan, Mullah Sarovar and so on. No wonder, the city deserves the title of City of Lakes.
Nainital also has lots of lakes. There is a spiritual history about its natural fresh water Naini Lake. This lake is believed to be one of the Shakti Peeths @ Hindu mythology. Apart from Naini Lake, the city has Bhimtal, Khurpatal, Naukuchiatal, Sariyatal and Sattal lakes. These lakes are actually smaller water bodies. Sattal is known for 7 lakes, Bhimtal is a well known spot for sight-seeing, Naukuchiatal is the deepest of all lakes with 9 corners. The depth of this lake is 175 feet.
The city rests on a plateau on upper Palani Hills and is believed to be over-saturated with lakes. Man-made Kodai Lake stretches to 60 acres. The other lakes are Berijam Lake, Mannavaneur Lake and more.
Shillong is a mesmerizing place in the North-East. It is considered to be pollution free and is well known for the great Umiam Lake, an artificial lake which contributes to the beauty and span of Shillong. Thadlaskein Lake is yet another beautiful place to visit which is located at the Shillong-Jowai highway.Then there is the giant Elephant water, as the name hints it is as big as an elephant and is good enough to leave you thinking about it for long.
Srinagar is that amazing beauty the lakes of which have found immense place on the silver screen apart from Udaipur. Dal Lake, Wular Lake, Manasbal Lake are the beautiful spots of this Paradise on Earth. The shikaras in the lakes cannot be missed at all. The lakes are also a good point for bird-watching.
(inputs: various media sources)