8 Popular Man-made Lakes in India

The man-made lakes in India offer some of the most beautiful examples of what mankind is capable of and are places of incredible serenity and great beauty.  Here are eight of the most popular tourist man-made lakes in India which are worth a visit.

Bhojtal Lake

Lowering Sun at Bhojtal (The Upper Lake), Bhopal
Bhojtal Lake is a huge and magnificent body of water located in Madhya Pradesh and is a spectacular sight. Lying on the western side of Bhopal, there are facilities available to visitors for water sports by the club that have been established near the lake. The views of the sunset and sunrise are absolutely gorgeous from the banks and paddling and cruise rides in the lake make for a pleasant experience.


Gobind Sagar

Gobind Sagar Lake (Bhakra Dam Reservoir)
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About half an hour ride from Naina Devi, this amazing lake is a part of Bhakra Dam in Bilaspur and is astoundingly large in size. This is the ideal lake to visit if you are interested in rowing or boat riding. Naina Devi and the Bhakra Dam are two places nearby that are also popular destinations of Himachal.


Jaisamand Lake

Jaisamand Lake.jpg
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Famous for being the second largest artificial lake in Asia, Jaisamand Lake or Dhebar Lake, located in Udaipur, is a place offering peace and quiet to all those who visit it and is also an ideal destination for boating enthusiasts. The Jaisamand Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the vicinity of the lake and is one of the much-visit tourist destinations of Udaipur.


Barapani Lake

Bara Pani, Shillong 2
Better known as Umiam Lake, this reservoir in Shillong is touted as one of the best places to visit in Shillong because of the range of activities it offers like waterskiing, kayaking, and boat riding through the calm lake waters. The view of the scenery in itself is a sight to behold and is also a perfect reason to visit this place.


Bhimtal Lake

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This lake is an incredible place to refresh the mind after a tiring day due to the serenity and quietness it offers. It receives lesser crowds than the famous Nainital Lake and is therefor a much quieter and more relaxing place to visit in Uttarakhand. There is also an aquarium that can be visited by boat that is sure to be enjoyed by people of all ages.


Hirakund Lake

Located in Sambalpur in Orissa, this lake offers a spectacular view of the structure of the dam and its amazing surroundings. The sight of the Mahanadi waters rushing through is truly an exquisite sight and the thrill of being a spectator to the stunning sight will surely bring about a rush of adrenaline through your veins.


Rana Pratap Sagar

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This gravity masonry dam, located in Rawatbhata in Rajasthan, is one of the four Chambal Valley Projects. The best time to visit Rajasthan is during the monsoons as the place becomes even more lush and beautiful during this period. The hydroelectricity generating power plant located in the vicinity is truly worth a visit. The Chambal River is an absolutely amazing river and hosts a vast array of aquatic life like crocodiles, tortoises, dolphins, storks, and skimmers among many others.


Nagarjuna Sagar

Nagarjuna Sagar Dam
Situated in the Nalgonda district of Telangana, the Nagarjuna Sagar is the ideal destination for a weekend getaway from the busy city life. Located at about 100 kilometers from Hyderabad, Nalgonda is a Buddhist center offering many tourist-friendly destinations. The place around the river has amazing scenery and restaurants nearby offer delicious cuisine from the locality.


The lakes listed above are absolutely wonderful places to visit along with your friends and family and the memories you take back home will truly be unforgettable.


Author’s Bio:

Rohit, a resident of India, loves traveling and is an adventure sports junkie. He has traveled all over and is amazed at the amount of beauty that this country has to offer. He enjoys writing articles for TransIndiaTravels and hopes to help others on their journeys.