The second largest city in the state of Telangana, Warangal is also one of the most important historical cities in the county with many ancient monuments and temples. It was the capital of the Kakatiya dynasty during the early Medieval Period of India and has been ruled by many great rulers since then. Therefore, Warangal is a cultural and historical hub for travellers from all over India today.
Tourist come here to witness the majesty of its ancient marvels and learn in detail about its glorious history. But how about taking a different angle while exploring this city? Besides historical treasures, Warangal also boasts of great natural beauty which is left unexplored. Here, is a list of four mesmerising lakes in Warangal that are definitely worth a visit.
1. Pakhal Lake
Pakhal Lake is simply mesmerising. From the story behind the formation of the lake to its enthralling beauty, everything about this lake will leave you awestruck. Looking at Pakhal lake, which is surrounded by vast green forest lands of Pakhal Wildlife Sanctuary, it would be very difficult for one to believe that this enchanting wonder is actually a man-made lake constructed by King Ganapati Deva, a great rural of Kakatiya dynasty, to meet the water needs of his subjects.
However, it has become a tourist spot today where people from all over the city come to take a breath of fresh air in its serene surroundings. As the lake is a part of a wildlife sanctuary, you can also spot numerous animals, birds and beautiful species of plants here.
2. Waddepally Lake
Waddepally Lake is more than just a beautiful waterbody in Warangal. It is the lake that sustains life of people in Hanamkonda and Kazipet, as it is a major drinking water reservoir for people there. Hence, there is no doubt that Waddepally Lake is clean and maintained than most other lakes in the city.
However, the tourist department has still initiated beautification work around the boundaries of the lake to make it even more beautiful, which in turn, can allure tourists from all over the state. If you are looking for a calm, clean and cool place to relax, then Waddepally Lake is definitely a spot you must visit.
3. Ramappa Lake
Blissful and serene are two words that are best suited to describe the enchanting aura of Ramappa Lake. Certainly, a boon to Warangal, it is one of the most gorgeous spots in the city today. Surrounded by natural beauty and slightly away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Ramappa Lake is one place where you can take a break at if you desire to soothe your mind and feel closer to nature.
Due to all these calming factors, the tourism department is making a plan to establish a meditation centre in the vicinity of Ramappa Lake. This is definitely a place one must not miss if you are looking forward to spending a few peaceful moments with nature.
4. Bhadrakali Lake
Like most lakes in Warangal, Bhadrakali Lake was also built by King Ganapati Deva of the Kakatiya dynasty. This lake has derived its name from one of the most important temples in Warangal, Bhadrakali temple, which is located in the vicinity of lake.
Hence, this mesmerising lake is also a great hub for Hindu devotees, apart from picnickers and seasonal tourists. From boating to photography and lazing by the lake to visiting the temple, there is a lot to do in and around Bhadrakali Lake.