Looking for a digital detox this holiday season? Head over to these 4 lakes near Delhi for a serene experience, and reconnect with yourself instead of the nearest wifi!
The Badhkal Lake is located in Faridabad and looks like something straight out of a picture postcard with the rolling hills of the Aravallis in the background. It is around 32 km from the city. The lake gets its name from the Persian word bedakhal which means meaning free from interference. It’s no less than a paradise for bird watchers as one can spot both local as well as migratory birds here. Adventure lovers can trek in the rugged terrains around the Aravallis, and the place also offers some great photo-ops.
Situated close to Badkhal Lake is the Peacock Lake. Also referred to as the Surajkund Lake, this was originally a water tank. The lake takes the shape of a peacock feather and the sandy banks are perfect spots to chill out. One can also spot a number of black kites here. The lake can be accessed from the Surajkund end of the sanctuary.
A prominent weekend getaway for those living in Delhi, Gurgaon and Noida, this lake is a two-hour drive from the city. Located in the foothills of the Aravalli Hills, this is one of the biggest natural lakes in Haryana. This popular picnic spot sees a lot of tourists keeping the interest of the visitors with a number of adventure activities like rock climbing, cycling, angling, trekking and camping. Surrounded by nature and wildlife, this lake is your idyllic getaway, if you’re looking to escape pollution and rejuvenate in a natural setting.
Located in the Asola Bhatti area, years of sand excavations has led to the formation of a few beautiful lakes here. Nilli Jheel is one of them. It has beautiful sandy banks and cliffs making it a perfect picnic spot during winters. Also referred to as the Blue Lake, this happens to be the largest lake in the Bhatti region. It’s home to several species of fish and aquatic plants. This place is around 5km from there.
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