Often at the fringe of a city, we see spots of serene tranquility, unseen and undiscovered by most. From hang out spots, to perfect places for a date, a lake is indeed a wonder of nature. Delhi’s forgotten outskirts and the adjoining cities are home to some of the most stunning hidden lakes. The perfect summer getaway, coupled with the beauty of the ever present water, here we have for you lakes in and around Delhi.
Tilyar Lake, Rohtak
An excellent site for bird watching, the Tilyar Zoo exists within the lake complex. A soothing spot for relaxation, if you are in mood to spend some time lazying around, this could be an apt choice. Located 45 km from the Delhi Border, it is an easy getaway on a Sunday morning. Picnic your family to a fun day and enjoy nature at its very best. And, obviously, there is zoo, a reason good enough!
Brahma Sarovar, Kurukshetra
Just a 3 hour drive from Delhi, is the Brahma Sarovar. Enigmatic is the word to perfectly describe this wonder of nature. According to Hindu Mythology, Brahma Sarovar is said to be the cradle of civilization, the spot where the universe was created. At night, a procession of floating lights brightens the sarovar, a sight which must not be missed out . So if you are in mood for a religious tour, drop by Brahma Sarovar, this can be your first step into the world of enlightenment!
Located in all its serenity at the foothills of the Shivalik Hills, this is a man made wonder, created by damming the Sukhna Choe. A pleasant spot to spend a quiet evening, it serves as a sanctuary to exotic migratory birds as well. If you are planning a trip to Chandigarh, nothing will make it better than stopping by and enjoying the beautiful sunset and gaze at the sight of exotic migratory birds.
Manger Lake Mine
The last surviving remnant of the Delhi Ridge, it is located at the southernmost corner of Delhi and is at the end of the walking trail of the sanctuary. The climate being semi-arid, this hidden spot can also be unravelled while travelling along the Surajkund road, from Tuglaqabad. A beauty in itself to frequent when explored, do drop by!
Karnal Lake is a known tourist attraction from where the city derives its name. Located in district Karnal, it is widely discussed in mythology and folklore, a magical view presents itself before you. It gives an easy escape from the city humdrum, while moving along the Grand Trunk Road. With its scenic views, constant breeze from the water, and nostalgic snacks like cotton candy and popcorn to buy, tons of fun is guaranteed here.
Bhardwaj lake, though, not very known to many, is an appropriate place to opt trekking, bird watching and fishing. If you’re an adventure junkie, chose Bhardwaj lake for your weekend getaway. Reaching the lake can be little tricky and might need guidance and pre-planning (we don’t suggest you to rely on GPS, and definitely not after the girl who followed GPS and fell into a lake). Water of the river is amazingly clear. The starting point of trek is exactly opposite to Manav Rachna International University, and the nearest metro station will be Badarpur (violet line).
Just at a distance of 60 kms from Delhi, one can opt to make a picnic day at Damdama Lake, Gurgaon. With Aravali hills in the backdrop, this spot offers boating to adventure activities including rock climbing to make your day a quality spend for your entire family. Damdama also has a conference hall and all the arrangements to give your corporate exercises and events a perfect shot.