Nature is an amazing thing which never fails to surprise us. The beauty of nature always attracts us. It is not only soothing to the eye but it puts the body at solace and comfort. Lakes are one such aspect of nature which have the ability to bring peace and tranquility in the commotion of our present day lives. Lakes are one of the most beautiful water formations that can be found on the earth. The water of the lake sends some of the most mesmerizing ripples and certain lakes have such crystal clear waters which are sure to leave you in an awe of it. So next time you visit a lake, make sure you spend some time to savour the nature’s beauty.
Here is a list of the ten most beautiful lakes in the world which you could visit:
10. Lake Garda, Italy
Italy is one of the prettiest cities in the world and has some of the most beautiful water bodies too. Lake Garda is situated in the Northern part of Italy and is an important tourist destination for people all over the world. It is one of the largest lakes in Italy with a length of 50 km. The beautiful scenery surrounding the lake gives the tourists an amazing view.
9. Peyto Lake, Canada
Peyto Lake is located in Banff National Park, Canada. It is a glacier fed lake at an elevation of 1860 m. During the summer season, glacial rock granules flow with the water giving it a beautiful shade of turquoise. The lake can be easily accessed from Icefields Parkway. From the highest point on the Icefields Parkway named Bow Summit, the view of the lake is the best.
8. Lake Malawi, Africa
Lake Malawi is one of the most beautiful tourist lakes in Africa. This lake is third largest and also the second deepest lake in Africa. It is the ninth largest lake in the world. This lake is home to most species of fishes than any other lake. The lake is also nicknamed as ‘The Lake of Stars’ due to the lights that come from the lanterns of the fishermen on their boats in the lake. This sight, from a distance, resembles to that of the stars in the sky.
7. Lake Bled, Slovenia
Lake Bled has been formed due to one of the most amazing phenomenon of nature. The lake has been formed due to a mix of glacial and tectonic plates. It is a very famous tourist destination because of the scenic environment which is surrounded by mountains and trees. Bled castle can also be seen from the lake on the north shore. A walk along the shore is also a beautiful experience.
6. Yucatan Cave Lake, Mexico
The Yucatan Cave Lake in Mexico is Mexico’s most valued possession. This lake is a natural pit that is has been formed due to the collapsing of the limestone bedrock which exposes the groundwater that is there underneath. This lake is also regarded as a gift from God of the Maya by the local residents there. This lake was used as a place for sacrificial offerings initially. However, it is a little difficult to enjoy in the waters of this lake for visitors as it is considered as a sacred gift of god by the locals.
5. Lake Tahoe, USA
Lake Tahoe is located in the Sierra Nevada region of the United States. This is also considered as one of the oldest lakes in the world. The lake stretches over 21 miles. It is also a very pure lake not affected by any kind of pollution. This is a beautiful alpine lake which is surrounded by mountains on all the sides. The water of Lake Tahoe changes its colours during different times of the day. The colour changes with the increasing and decreasing lights making it look even more beautiful and thus attracting tourists all over the world.
4. Lake Hillier, Australia
Lake Hillier is also known as the ‘Pink Lake’. This lake is one of the most amazing phenomenons of nature. The water of the lake is not just a pinkish hue but the water is itself pink in colour. This is due to the unique combination of chemicals and bacteria that are found in the water that turn it pink in colour. This is a salt lake attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world due to this beautiful phenomenon of nature.
3. Five Flower Lake, China
The Five Flower Lake is located in the Jiuzhaigou National Park in China. This is one of the most famous and most beautiful lakes to be found in China. It lies at the very end of the Peacock River and is at a height of 2772 metres above the sea level. This lake is very shallow with a depth of only 5 metres. The lake reflects the multiple colours of flowers and leaves that are surrounded around the lake. This sight is a feast for the eyes of all the visitors.
2. Lake Baikal, Russia
Lake Baikal is located in Russia and is one of the biggest and oldest freshwater lakes in the world. The lake is also believed to be the deepest lake in the world with a depth of 1186 metres below the sea level. It is also included in the UNESCO World Heritage list. The lake is even more beautiful during the cold summer months when it freezes and then slowly starts to melt. It is a sight to behold.
1. Plitvice Lake, Croatia
Plitvice Lake is located in the Plitvice National Park in Croatia. This lake is actually a formation of many small lakes which come together to form a big lake. And this big lake is connected to a waterfall and is a breath-taking sight. This lake is considered as the most beautiful lake due to the display of different colours at different times of the day as well as during the different seasons. It is included in the UNESCO World Heritage site.