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5 Most Beautiful Lakes in the World

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5 Most Beautiful Lakes in the World

Whenever we talk about travel, we talk only about beaches, mountains, National Parks, Monuments but why Not Lake. Let me tell you that there are more than 117 Million Lakes in the world that covers almost 4% of the world’s land surface area. So out of millions, we come up with the 5 most beautiful lakes in the world. Some of them are Naturally fed by rivers or streams and some are artificially constructed. Here they are:

Moraine Lake, Alberta, Canada

Moraine Lake is located in Banff National Park. It is known for its distinctive green blue color i.e. like teal color lake. The color changes as the glaciers melt.

Sometimes it is also known as the marvel of the world. This place is a photographer’s dream landscape and one of the best places to travel in the world. One can get a complete recharge by having breathtaking scenery. It covers an area of about 50 hectares.

Best Time To Visit:

The best time to see the lake is usually from June till August as at this time one can enjoy the turquoise color of the water because before June the temperature is very low due to which the lake gets frozen.

How To Reach:

Calgary is the nearest airport to the Lake. One can go via train by Banff Train Station. Tourists can also take bus from Banff to Moraine Lake. Shuttle services and cabs service are also available to the lake.

Things To Do:

There is hiking on the rockpile trail and canoeing on the lake shore. One can see the breathtaking scenery of the mountains. Fishing is also there in the summer season. There is a spectacular larch valley visible during Fall.

One can see native wildlife along the Bow Valley Parkway.

Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown, New Zealand

The name of the lake Wakatipu would mean "growing canoe”. Lake Wakatipu is an inland lake with huge diversity in size, soil characteristics and alkalinity. It's New Zealand’s longest lake with 80 km in length and its depth is about 1250 ft.

The mountain ranges that lie along the southeastern edge surround the lake Wakatipu, which can leave you spellbound. It is formed by glacial processes. This lake has an unusual ‘tide shape’ which causes its water to make a standing wave every half an hour.

How To Reach:

There is a resort town called Queenstown which is surrounded by Lake Wakatipu. After reaching Queenstown, one can drive on the road to Glenorchy(another town in the north of the lake). For the opposite direction, one can drive in by Kingston(name of the town) in the south of the lake. The lake is viewable all the way from three of the above towns.

Best Time To Visit:

If you are an adventurous person then your time is winters which is from June to August as you can do skiing, snowboarding, mountain climbing and many more, on high up in the mountains around Queenstown. As the temperature can go to -2 degrees celsius. You will also witness the Queenstown Winter Festival which has a lot of entertainment, amazing food, etc.

On the other hand, summer time is considered the best time to visit the lake because of the long days and warm temperatures which fetch the people attention. There are many crazy adventures like parasailing, jet-skiing, helicopter rides, fishing etc available in this season. 

Interesting Facts:

Lake Wakatipu was formed by glaciers and it's a huge lake. It is the main source of fresh water for the people in the town. People living nearby the lake, also used the lake as the means of transport as there were no properly connected roads in the past.

Lake Como, Lombardy, Italy

One of the most dreamy and mysterious places a person should visit at least once in the lifetime is Lake Como; the third largest lake in Italy with an area of 146 sq km. Most of the well-known people have their apartments on its shores. It has very vivid and colorful Victorian Gardens too. From the Roman Times, the lake has many impressive villas.

Interesting Facts

Lake Como’s bottom is 660 ft below sea level which makes it the fifth deepest lake in Europe.  

How To Reach:

Milan is in the northern region of Italy. And it is the straightforward way to reach Lake Como. The distance between Milan and Como is approximately 50km. Trains are the best way to go to the lake from Milan of which the tickets can be bought online.

Best Time To Visit:

The weather is at its best in the months of July and August at Lake Como.

As the temperatures are warm at this time of the year otherwise it remains cold at all other months with snowfall and rain throughout. 

Maligne Lake, Alberta, Canada

There aren’t words to describe this place! Maligne lake is a deep blue lake with 3 glaciers namely, Charlton-Unwin, Maligne, and Coronet glaciers which are clearly visible from the lake. The depth of this lake is approximately 318 feet.

Maligne Lake is situated in Jasper National Park, Alberta. One of the most beautiful spots on the tour to Maligne Lake is the very famous ‘Spirit Island’ for which one should take a Cruise Tour. There are multiple activities which you can do here.

Best Time To Visit:

The best time to visit Maligne Lake is between June and November. The boat tours also start in June and the campground opens up in May. And the rest activities such as cruise and skyline-trails go on throughout these months.

How To Reach:

One can go to Maligne Lake by 2 hours drive from Jasper or you can book a cruise to the lake.

Things To Do:

1.Boat trip to Spirit Island

2.Skyline Trail

3.Maligne Lake Cruise

4.For adventures

You can go fishing, canoeing and kayaking at the camping sites at Hidden Cove and Caronet Creek.

Lake Superior, Michigan, North America

Lake Superior is part of the Great Lakes of North America. Great Lakes are interconnected lakes that mainly contain freshwater. Lake Superior’s depth is around 1333 feet i.e. around 406 meters. It has about 30 lighthouses and also has Isle Royale National Park.

Best Time To Visit Lake Superior:

One can go at any time of the year at Lake Superior as the lake has many moods each one varying at different months of the year. Every day is an amazing day with lake Superior. If you love winters, the area is a great place for outdoor winter activities like skiing around Lutsen. And in summers, there are many campgrounds over there. One feels dumbfounded by just staring at and watching the Lake for hours. Hiking is usually done in mid-August.

How To Reach:

You can get to Lake Superior by Bus. There are the lines and routes that have stops nearby. Train is also an easily available transport to Lake Superior.

Things To Do:

1.Rocks National Lakeshore

2.Tahquamenon Falls State Park

3.Ouimet Canyon

4.Aguasabon Falls & Gorge

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Rose Guenther
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