Most Beautiful Lakes

Rank 1: Manasarovar, Tibet

Manasarovar, Tibet

   Lake Manasarovar is one of the most beautiful freshwater lakes in the world. It is located in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China 940 kilometres (582 miles) from Lhasa. Lake Manasarovar is located towards the south of the famous Mount Kailash. As per Hinduism, Lake Manasa Sarovar (Manasarovar) symbolizes purity, and one who drinks water from this lake is believed to be cleansed of all his sins committed over even a hundred lifetimes, and shall...

Rank 2: Lake Geneva, Switzerland and France

Lake Geneva, Switzerland and France

   Lake Geneva is a beautiful lake located in Switzerland and France. It is one of the most beautiful lakes in Western Europe. It is the largest lake in Western Europe, with 60 percent of the lake in Switzerland and the rest 40 percent in France. Lake Geneva, formed by a retreating glacier, has a crescent shape that narrows around a small and beautiful medieval village named Yvoire on the southern shore. Yacht racing is the most popular sport in...

Rank 3: Lake Como, Italy

Lake Como, Italy

   Lake Como is a lake of glacial origin in Lombardy, Italy. It is the third largest lake in Italy, after Lake Garda and Lake Maggiore. It is one of the deepest (400 metres) lakes in Europe, and the bottom of the lake is more than 200 metres (656 ft) below sea-level. Lake Como has been a popular retreat for the rich and famous since Roman times.

  It is also a very popular tourist destination in Italy. It has many beautiful...

Rank 4: Lake Bled, Slovenia

Lake Bled, Slovenia

   Lake Bled is a beautiful lake with glacial origin, located in the Julian Alps in northwestern Slovenia, where it abuts the beautiful town of Bled. It takes it's name from the Bled castle. The medieval-era Bled Castle stands above the lake on the north shore. The lake surrounds Bled Island, the only natural island in Slovenia. The island has several buildings, the main one being the Pilgrimage Church of the Assumption of Mary, built in the 15th...

Rank 5: Peyto Lake, Canada

Peyto Lake, Canada

   Peyto Lake is a glacier-fed lake located in Banff National Park, Canada. The lake is fed by the Peyto Creek, which drains snow melt water from the Peyto Glacier, and flows into the Mistaya River. Peyto Lake is named after Bill Peyto who was the best trail guide in Canadian rockies. The lake is formed in a valley of the Waputik Range, between Caldron Peak, Peyto Peak and Mount Jimmy Simpson, at an elevation of 1,860 metres (6100 ft).

Rank 6: Sheosar Lake, Pakistan

Sheosar Lake, Pakistan

   Sheosar Lake (also called Shausar Lake) is a lake situated in Deosai National Park, in Gilgit-Baltistan province of northern Pakistan. Sheosar lake is known for its surrounding lush green plains, crystal clear water and beautiful mirror like reflections of the surroundings. Fresh cool breeze of the Himalayas and beautiful pastures make the lake a beautiful tourist destination. Sheosar is also considered the most beautiful lake in Pakistan.

Rank 7: Lake Garda, Italy

Lake Garda, Italy

   Lake Garda is the largest fresh-water lake in north-east Italy. It is located about half-way between Brescia and Verona, and between Venice and Milan. It is an Alpine glacial lake. The lake and its shoreline are divided between the provinces of Verona to the southeast, Brescia to the southwest, and Trentino to the north. The lake is a major tourist destination, easily accessible from the north via the Brenner Pass. A number of exclusive hotels...

Rank 8: Lake Mashu, Japan

Lake Mashu, Japan

   Lake Mashu, also known as Masyuko Lake, is a beautiful landlocked endorheic crater lake formed in the caldera of an active volcano. It is located in Akan National Park on the island of Hokkaido, Japan. Lake Mashu is surrounded by steep crater walls that are 200 metres (660 ft) high. The crater walls have no significant inlets and outlets. The lake is one of the clearest in the world and one of the deepest in Japan. It is also considered the most...

Rank 9: Plitvice Lakes, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes, Croatia

   Plitvice Lakes National Park is the largest national park in Croatia. It is full of beautiful Lakes and Cascades. The Plitvice Lakes are situated in the mountainous karst area of central Croatia, at the border to Bosnia and Herzegovina. If you love walking beside lakes and waterfalls full of fish, Plitvice is a must see destination. The Plitvice national park is world famous for its lakes arranged in cascades. Currently, 16 lakes can be seen from...

Rank 10: Lake Malawi, Africa

Lake Malawi, Africa

   Lake Malawi is a Great African Lake. It is the most beautiful lake in Africa. This lake, the third largest in Africa and also one of the largest lake in the world, is located between Malawi, Mozambique, and Tanzania. This great lake's tropical waters are reportedly the home of many species of fish including more than 1000 species of cichlids.

  The largest portion of the area of Lake Malawi or Nyasa is in Malawi and Tanzania...