Is it interesting to see a city only filled with buildings? A beauty of the place is enhanced by its nature. Be it artificially created lakes, big rivers or a forest cover. They've to be protected to maintain an ecological balance. Here are some city of lakes which have preserved their water bodies in India.
The lakes in these cities are also some of the prominent tourist attractions of India. Any water sources play a major role in the life of people. They help regulate the overall climatic conditions of the region. Among various tourist places, the lakes are some of the important attractions in Udaipur.
The beauty of Srinagar attracts many travellers across the world. Most popular of all is the Dal Lake which is the 'Jewel of Srinagar'. Along with the Jhelum river which flows between the city, there are a number of lakes: the Anchar lake, the Nigeen lake, the Gil Sar lake and the Hokersar lake. Hence, it is one of the popular city of lakes in India.
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Udaipur is known for its gigantic palaces and forts. Some lakes were also constructed during the reign of Mewar Kingdom.Today, they're are also the popular tourist places in Udaipur. To name a few Pichola Lake, Fateh Sagar Lake, Swaroop Sagar Lake, Udai Sagar Lake and Lake Badi are the prominent ones.
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The Capital of Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal also is called as the 'City of Lakes'. The natural as well as artificial water bodies are an asset to the city.
There are 2 big lakes called Upper Lake (Bhojtal) and Lower Lake, they're together called as Bhoj Wetland.
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Thane has a number of lakes and among them Masunda Lake is the prominent one. Various other ponds and lakes exist across the city. Brahamala Lake, Diaghar Lake, Desai Lake Kacharali Lake, etc. are some other lakes in Thane.
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Warangal is known for its historical sites in Telangana. It is a semi-arid region which is dependant on seasonal rainfalls. The region is surrounded by lakes and rocky hills. However, Bhadrakali lake and Waddepally lakes are the important lakes and the source of drinking water for the city.
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Nainital gets its name from the pear-shaped lake around which the city has grown. The Nainital Lake is the most famous attraction. Nainital is also surrounded by various other lakes which is has given it the name 'Lake City'. Naukuchiatal, Bhimtal ,Khurpatal, etc. are some of the other lakes in Nainital.
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Hyderabad on the banks of Musi River is a well developed city. Hussain Sagar lake is the most famous one. Osman Sagar Lake and Hussain Sagar Lake were artificially created when the dam was constructed for Musi River. Other lakes are Himayat Sagar, Shamirpet Lake, Mir Alam Tank , etc.
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In 1985, Bangalore had around 51 lakes but today there are only 17 lakes. Though many are lost due to urbanization it can be called as the 'City of Lakes'. Sankey Tank, Bellandur Lake, Lalbagh Lake, Ulsoor Lake and Varthur Lake are the important attractions of the city.
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Dal Lake in Srinagar and Pichola Lake in Udaipur are also world renowned sites. While some were artificially created and others were natural ones. However, the interesting part is that there are many such city of lakes in India.