Lakes in Himachal Pradesh India

complete information about beautiful lakes in Himachal Pradesh, india


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nako village kinnaur (Pic Courtesy : Wiki Commons)

Nako lake, a high altitude lake is situated in Spiti in HP.  It is about 3,662 metres (12,014 ft) above sea level.  The lake is surrounded by willow and poplar trees. There is a small and pretty village called Nako situated near the lake. Like other villages in Spiti, there is a Monastery in the center of the village which is dedicated to the local deities.  In winters the lake converts into a sheet of ice. 

Nako Lake in Kinnaur (Pic Courtesy Wiki Commons)

The famous Tashigang monastery is situated nearby and is 4 hrs walk from Nako.  Nako is a good place to stay if you wish to see this monastery and the places nearby.  It is believed that Guru Padmasambhava meditated and gave a discourse to followers in this place. There is a waterfall nearby which has water falling like milk. Pilgrims come from as far a place as Ladakh, Spiti, and Kullu as well.  

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