Pakistan is a land full of surprises. It would be fair to say that the country has few of the best tourist locations in the world.
The exquisite mountainous range of North to the cultivated lands of Punjab and even in the heat of South, Pakistan is a treat for the sore eyes.
If you are interested to wander around the country then its mesmerizing lakes are a perfect place to start your tour and to assist you in that, this list of top 45 lakes will help you see truly see Pakistan with all its beauty.
1. Saiful Muluk:
The land of fairies is the most popular destination in the whole country as people from around the world travel to the Naran kaghan Valley and witness this lake of fairies.
2. Attabad Lake:
Heading up to extreme North near Hunza, this lake is situated between two mountains and was formed because of a melting glacier.
3. Borith Lake:
Borith is a lake in Gulmit, Hunza Valley in Gilgit–Baltistan. Borith is a hamlet in the surroundings of the Borith Lake to the northwest of Husseini, a village near Gulmit, Gojal, in the upper Hunza.
It is one unique place to be at and the taste of water also justifies the point. It is extremely salty in taste but the surroundings are definitely according to what we all desire.
4. Ghanche Lake:
The water of Ghanche is the purest. It is even supplied to the locals living in the Khaplu village, Gilgit Baltistan.
5. Handarap Lake:
Formerly also known as Shandoor lake another lake that adds more beauty to North is Handarap in Ghizer valley.
6. Hrkolong Lake:
Khaplu valley of Gilgit Baltistan has a lot of monuments, guest houses and tourist attractions to tempt you but this lake stands as an epitome of natural beauty found in the region.
7. Paristan Lake:
A lake surrounded by peaky white mountains, amazing right? If you want to witness this in real then head up to Skardu.
8. Karambar Lake:
The Karambar lake is at 4,272 m above sea level and considering it adventurers love to explore this area.
9. Katpanah Lake:
Katpanah lake is another gem in the Katpanah valley which is at considerate height of 2,190 m above sea level.
10. Naltar Lakes:
Throughout the Naltar Valley, you will find these amazing triplet lakes which are an example of their own, with surrounding beauty.
11. Lower Kachura Lake:
A lake which is known for crystal clear water, variety of flowers and beautiful guesthouses, Lower Kachura, at just 20 mins away from Skardu, surely gives a glimpse of heaven.
12. Rama Lake:
Gilgit Baltistan has the best natural wonders in Pakistan and Rama Lake is the part of that list. The oak trees surrounding the lake will make you fall in love with God’s art, all over again.
13. Rush Lake:
Rush Lake is a high altitude lake located in Nagar Valley, Gilgit-Baltistan, near Rush Pari Peak. At 4,694 meters, Rush is one of the highest alpine lakes in the world.
14. Satpara Lake:
Satpara lake is an integral part of Skardu as people find it as a source of their daily water supply and fortunately they get the best quality of water to be found anywhere in Pakistan.
15. Sheosar lake:
Imagine a lake right in between the beautiful lush green plains, Sheosar will definitely make you wish to live there forever.
16. Upper Kachura Lake:
The Upper Kachura lake is more commonly known for its apricot trees and what better way to enjoy them with their gardens located right across the lake.
17. Zharba Lake:
Located in the Shigar valley of Baltistan, It is a panoramic lake which we bet would be unlike anything you have seen before.
18. Ansoo lake:
A lake which only opens up in summers and looks like a teardrop. But yes, this one is also relatively high.
19. Baghsar lake:
Bhagsar Lake in Bhimber District is almost half a km long. We wish boating was an option here!
20. Chitta Katha Lake:
Surreal beauty in a peaceful environment! It is one of those things that are only found in parts of Azad Jammu Kashmir, particularly at this beautiful lake.
21. Drigh Lake:
Situated in Qamabad Shahdadkot, this has been explored in recent years but still remains as one of the most beautiful natural reservoirs in Sindh.
22. Dudipatsar lake:
Would you like to see water that is SO white accompanied with exquisite species of plants? Dudipatsar lake offers that and is situated in Kaghan valley of KPK.
23. Ganga Lake:
Another lake that has won hearts of the visitors is located in Bagh District of Kashmir.
24. Hadero Lake:
The water of the Hadero lake is slightly salty in nature. The lake has been declared a wildlife sanctuary.
25. Haleji lake:
Another lake which is a beautiful escape for people who are tired of the busy life of Karachi is Haleji Lake
26. Hanna lake:
Hanna Lake is an unexplored specialty of Quetta, Baluchistan, when it comes to natural wonders.
27. Kallar Kahar:
Kallar Kahar is undoubtedly the best lake found in Punjab and together with mountainous range of Salt Mines, people get a lot of other things to enjoy here.
28. Khabikki lake:
Khabikki lake is another perfect destination found near the salt range.
29. Kundol Lake:
This is a gorgeous piece of water body in KPK which is crystal blue and gives a reflection of the surroundings, like a painting.
30. Lulusar lake:
Lulusar is a tiny lake. It is located about 48 kilo-metres (30 mi) away from Naran and is accessible by any kind of vehicle.
31. Manchar lake:
Sindh has few of the best freshwater lakes as well and this is the biggest among them.
32. Namal Lake:
This lake was artificially built near Mianwali when Namal Dam was constructed and is yet another natural spectacle.
33. Payee Lake:
Surrounded by the Makra Peak and the Malika Parbat, this lake is a tiny gorgeous piece of clear water and gives a fantastic view of KPK.
34. Pyala Lake:
Pyala is an Urdu word meaning bowl and therefore it was given the name because the lake is also known for its bowl like shape and Kunhar River right beside it.
35. Banjosa Lake:
Even the artificial lakes in North are as beautiful as the natural ones as this lake resides in the Poonch Valley of Azad Kashmir.
36. Siri lake:
Talking about the beauty of North, one cannot skip Shogran valley and its Siri Lake in KPK. Pictures or words can never describe the views of it.
37. Khanpur Lake:
It is relatively crowded as the lake has become extremely popular for water sports and paragliding activities in Khanpur village near the capital city Islamabad.
38. Mangla Lake:
Another artificial reservoir created in the city of Mirpur, Azad Kashmir one can also find the Mangla Dam right at some distance from it.
39. Tarbela Lake:
Continuing with artificial reservoir this is accompanied by the very famous Tarbela Dam in KPK.
40. Ratti gali Lake:
Right in the middle of Neelum valley AJK, this lake has the well known Dowarian as its base camp.
41. Phander Lake
Canoeing in Phander lake will make you see a world which is full of lush green fields, beautiful mountains and little bridges. It is one of the most underrated places in North as of yet.
42. Mahodand Lake
Up above in the Usho valley of Swat, Mahodand is an ideal spot for fishing and picnics.
43. Saral Lake
Surrounded by the snowy mountain range in Neelum Valley, Saral is worth your hike of 2 hours near Gumut National Park
44. Rawal Lake
Right in the heart of the capital city, Islamabad, Rawal Lake is one of the most beautiful artificial reservoirs in Pakistan. With a park and so many entertainment options right beside it, it is a perfect family vacation place.
45. Ucchali Lake
Another lake in the salt range area of Punjab is Ucchali which was basically formed because of the absence of drainage.