Haryana is one of the fastest growing states in India. It boasts of a rich cultural heritage and the history of the state dates backs to the Vedic period.
It is mentioned in various Hindu mythology too. This was the land chosen by Ved Vyas to write the epic Mahabharata.
The people here still hug their traditions and yoga, meditation and the chanting of mantras are still followed here. There are many attractions in Haryana that attract tourists here of which mention must be made of the many lakes here that add scenic beauty to this region.
Most of the lakes in Haryana are the life source of the people living here. Here is a guide to some of the beautiful lakes in Haryana.
The Brahma Sarovar tank is a sacred water body in Thanesar district. There is a statue of Lord Shiva in the sarovar which can be reached by a bridge.
The tank stands spectacular during Gita Jayanti in the end of November and the beginning of December with 'Dheep Dhaan' (floating lamps in water) & 'Aarti' taking place.
A dip in this tank is said to bestow the fruits of performing the Ashvamedha Yajna.
A temple on the banks of the lake.
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The Sannihit Sarovar is supposed to be the confluence of the the seven holy Sarasvatis. The word 'sannihit' means to collect.
It is believed that a bath in Sannihit Sarovar on a no moon days and on day of eclipses earns the merit of an Asvamegha Yagya. Devotees come here from far and wide to take a dip in this lake and receive blessings from the gods.
A number of shrines dedicated to various gods and goddesses including Sri Hanuman, Lord Vishnu, Dhruv Bhagat, Goddess Durga, Laksmi Narayan and many others are situated near the sarovar.
The many shrines that stand on the Sannihit Sarovar.
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A tourist place to visit in Faridabad is Surajkund which is said to have been created by the kings in respect of the Sun God. It is a popular picnic destination for travellers and you can also head here to take a dip in its cool waters.
The calm waters of Surajkund.
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Tilyar Lake is one of the greenest stretches in the region and therefore, attracts a huge number of tourists who come here looking for some peace and solace.
It is also an ideal destination for water sports lovers for its facilities for kayaking, angling and boating. The lake is an excellent picnic spot and has a mini zoo housing animals such as tiger, panther, deer, monkey, birds and many more.
Tree stumps popping out of the lake.
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The Badkhal Lake is a natural lake that is located in the Faridabad district of Haryana and is known for its scenic beauty. The lake is surrounded by the hills of the Aravalli Ranges.
A unique feature of this lake is that it is rainwater fed and hence remains dry for most part of the year. The best time to visit this lake is during the monsoon season when it is filled with water and attracts many birds here.
Dried Badkhal Lake.
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