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Boating Destinations in India

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There is nothing more pleasing than enjoying a boat ride. To wade along the water and take in the beauty of nature is absolutely priceless.

There are many lakes in India where you can head to to enjoy such a ride. Here is a look at a few lakes that should be there in your travel itinerary.

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Nakki Lake

Nakki Lake

The Nakki Lake, a popular tourist attraction in Mount Abu, is at an elevation of 1200 mt. It is the largest artificial lake in the country. The view of the lake is like a beautiful portrait with the water shimmering in the backdrop of the hills. Another place to mention here is that of Gandhi Ghat which was constructed in memory of Mahatama Gandhi whose ashes were immersed in this lake.

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Varanasi Ghat

Varanasi Ghat

Varanasi also known as Banaras is situated on the banks of river Ganga in Uttar Pradesh and is one of the oldest cities in the world. Tourists coming here get to glimpse into the various religious beliefs of the people and also enjoy the beauty of the town. There are nearly 100 ghats bordering the river Ganga in Varanasi. Take a boat ride along the ghats and enjoy the serenity here.

Photo Courtesy: Ilya Mauter

Dal Lake

Dal Lake

Dal Lake, popular as 'Srinagar's Jewel', is the second largest lake in the valley of Kashmir. This picturesque lake is one of the major tourist attractions in Srinagar. The lake is set against the backdrop of the mighty Himalayas and is known for its houseboats and 'shikara'. The houseboats at the Dal Lake take tourists around on smooth rides around the lake.

Photo Courtesy: Basharat Shah

Kumarakom

Kumarakom

The Kumarakom backwaters is a major tourist spot and attracts millions of travelers from across the globe. The tranquility of the lagoons and the emerald stretches of vegetation contribute to the beauty of the backwaters, making it a much sought after destination. The ideal way to enjoy the splendor ofthis place is by hiring a houseboat. Travelers can canoe through the intricate networks of canals, lake and lagoons and enjoy the manifestations of nature's myriad wonders.

Photo Courtesy: Jiths

Naini Lake

Naini Lake

Naini Lake is the prime attraction of Nainital, which is surrounded by green hills. Travellers can enjoy activities like yachting, rowing and paddling here. This lake is quite long, and its northern end is known as the Mallital, while the southern is called the Tallital. This is the only lake having a bridge with a post office on it.

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