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One can revel in the joy of a sunny day at spots other than a beach. For example, a gorgeous waterfall cascading off a cliff or a still, tranquil lake. With its hushed and glossy surfaces, a lake presents one of the riveting forms of water bodies. Take a stroll down the lakebed or simply test the engrossing depths of the laguna the next time you find yourself at these travel destinations that house the most beautiful lakes in the world.
1. LAGUNA VERDE, BOLIVIA
Encapsulating irony in all forms, the mesmerizing lake in Bolivia sustains no lifeforms but can enliven your soul with its rugged surroundings coddling a turquoise salt lake. Laguna Verde is a salt water lake that inherits its emerald and turquoise waters from concentration of various minerals like arsenic, magnesium, carbonate, and calcium. One of the most beautiful lakes in the world, Laguna Verde boasts of breathtaking surroundings of volcanoes and cragged cliffs contrasting starkly with the cerulean water body.
2. LAKE HILLIER, AUSTRALIA
Lake Hillier is a protected natural reserve and one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. Located in Esperance, the unique hue of the waters is developed due to the presence of a certain kind of microalgae. Surrounded by lush vegetation and the ocean on one side, the saltwater lake is a striking feature as well as a highlight of the region owing to its color as well as its setting.
3. LAKE PICHOLA, INDIA
Located in Udaipur, Lake Pichola is a manmade, freshwater lake. The lake is primarily known for Taj Lake Palace, a luxury hotel that is built inside a restored palace – Jag Niwas. Creating a backdrop for an astonishingly luxurious stay, the floating hotel, built completely in white marble, offers a spectacular panoramic view of the lake as well as the quaint town.
4. LAKE BAIKAL, RUSSIA
Apart from being one of the most beautiful lakes in the world, Lake Baikal in Russia is also the oldest and the deepest lake that contains 20% of Earth’s fresh water. Holding the clearest and cleanest waters, Lake Baikal is rightfully named the ‘Pearl of Siberia’. The humongous lake holds more water than the 5 Great Lakes of the USA.
5. LAKE COMO, ITALY
Crowned with imposing vacation villas and luxury hotels, Lake Como in Italy has been a popular travel destination in Italy since generations. One of the jewels in Italian tourism, the destination is also known for celebrity sightings. Surrounded by forested hills and sunkissed shores, Lake Como makes the perfect setting for a tropical getaway.
6. LAKE BLED, SLOVENIA
Neighboured by the glorious Julian Alps, the cobalt blue lake in Slovenia is as pretty as a picture. One of the most beautiful lakes in the world, the lake also seats an island that holds a Disney castle-like building. The island houses a Gothic church that was built in the 1400s.
7. PLITVICE LAKES, CROATIA
Explore the sixteen pristine waterfalls that trickle down into a series of emerald lakes in Croatia’s oldest national park. The lush forests surrounding the lake is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ideal for a riveting hike through the woods, the lake is surrounded by wooden walkways and hiking trails.
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