Best time to visitN/A
Things to doSight seeing, Pray
Best MonthsAll year
Traveller TypesFamilies, Couples, Friends
Rank15 out of 18 attractions in McLeod Ganj
Dal Lake also known as Manimahesh Lake is a spot, which tourists cannot afford to miss out on due to its picture-perfect scenery in Manimahesh Kailash Peak in Chamba district. On one side the Manimahesh Lake Lake is surrounded by a range of majestic mountains.
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Reviews of Dal Lake • 5
Yes! You read it right. Everyone is familiar with the famous Dal Lake in Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir). But only few know there’s another lake by the same name in Himachal Pradesh. Situated in the foothills of Naddi village, Dal Lake is an ideal place to spend some leisure time.
The name is synonymous to Dal Lake, Kashmir but sadly the condition of lake is not. The lake water is muddy and the nearby area stinks. The beauty is in the surrounding Deodar Trees. There is small Shiva shrine on its bank. This lake definitely needs some attention and maintenance from the Government. The road from McLeodGanj to Dal Lake also needs to be repaired.I would recommend you to skip this place from your itinerary. It's a wasted asset , Overall a disappointing place!
The route to Dal from the forest is very nice. It is better to ask the directions before venturing into the forest. Lake is small but its serene.
A bus ride from McleodGanj bus stand, Dal Lake is surrounded by deodar trees, this greenish water lake is not very well kept. Considered to be sacred as it houses a Shiva shrine, the upkeep just depicts how much people(sadly most of them Indian tourists) value their motherland. A sad state.
Dal Lake is small lake located around three km from McLeod Ganj, next one of the Tibetan Children's Villages schools. This site holds an annual fair in August or September, and is also a common site for short treks from the town. There is a small spring and an old temple near the lake.