Top Places near rivers & lakes in India

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1. Bhedaghat, Madhya Pradesh

4.0

Known For : Marble Rocks | Dhuandhar Falls | Chausath Yogini Temple

Also regarded as the Marble Rocks of Bhedaghat, this small town has earned a reputation for the 100 ft tall resplendent rocks on either sides of Narmada in not only India, but all across the world.

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2. Bhimtal, Uttarakhand

3.8

Known For : Bhimtal Lake | Aquarium on the Bhimtal Island | Hanuman Garhi

Rested at a height of 1370m above the sea level, Bhimtal is spotted with temples lying amid the verdant mountains and a pristine blue lake.

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3. Chandigarh, Punjab

2.8

Known For : Rose Garden | Rock Garden | Sukhna Lake

Designed by the ace architect Le Corbusier consisting of 47 self-contained sectors, India's first planned city is known for its unique blend of urbane architecture and natural bliss.

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4. Cherrapunjee, Meghalaya

3.4

Known For : Double Decker Living Root Bridge | Krem Phyllut | Mawlynnong

The wettest place on the Earth, Cherrapunjee with its clean and pristine surroundings is an excellent place to sit back and unwind.

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5. Devikulam, Kerala

2.7

Known For : Devi Lake | Pallivasal Falls | Thoovanam Falls

This quaint little hill-station located at an altitude 1800 m above sea level is best known for its mythical Sita Devi Lake, rolling hills, waterfalls and its innumerable tea and spice plantations.

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6. Haldia, West Bengal

2.2

Known For : Mahishadal Rajbari and Goplajew Temple | Marine Drive | Sataku

Often considered as a mere river port assisting Kolkata, Haldia has more to offer to India than just foreign trade.

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7. Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh

2.6

Known For : Dhuandhar Falls | Boat ride to Bhedaghat | Sea World Water Park

Jabalpur, located on the shores of river Narmada, is an industrial city picking up as a tourist destination because of its splendid ghats, waterfalls and other historical and cultural structures.

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8. karnaprayag, Uttarakhand

3.4

Known For : Nandprayag | Karnaprayag

Karnaprayag is a a small town in the Chamoli District, located at an elevation of 1,451 metres and is famous for being the confluence of the Alaknanda with Pindari River and is surrounded by various Himalayan Peaks.

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9. Lavasa, Maharashtra

2.9

Known For : Sightseeing in Lavasa

Lavasa, a private planned hill city located near Pune in Maharashtra, is known as India's newest hill station since independence and is a perfect blend of beauty and infrastructure.

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10. Lonar, Maharashtra

3.1

Known For : Lonar crater lake | Gomukh Temple | Daitya Sudhan Temple

Along with being famous for a crater that was formed over 50,000 years ago due to collision of a meteorite on the surface of the region, Lonar is also famous for its rich natural heritage.

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11. Majuli, Assam

4.3

Known For : Kamalabari Satra | Garmur | Tengapania

Majuli is a lush green environment friendly, pristine and pollution free fresh water island in the river Brahmaputra, just 20 km from the city of Jorhat.

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12. Mawsynram, Meghalaya

3.7

Known For : Cherrapunjee | Mawlyngbna | Mawsmai Falls

Acknowledged as one of the wettest place in the world, the mesmerizing village of Mawsynram trounces Cherrapunjee by a slight margin in being the wettest place in India.

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13. Mukutmanipur, West Bengal

2.1

Known For : Parasnath Hills | Kangsabati dam | Deer Park

A popular weekend getaway for Kolkata locals, Mukutmanipur in the Bankhura district of Kolkata is a serene town with lush green forests, clear blue water and green hills in the backdrop.

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14. Nongpoh, Meghalaya

3.1

Known For : Thrills Fun Park | Umiam Lake | Lum Nehru Park

Nongpoh is a petite town, north of the East Khasi Hills and is a favourite as a stopover before reaching Shillong.

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15. Phek, Nagaland

3.0

Known For : Shilloi Lake | Khezhakeno Village | Glory Peak

Phek is a hilly area rich in flora and fauna. Apart from the spell bounding hills, Shilloi lake is an important attraction.

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16. Rajsamand, Rajasthan

3.1

Known For : Rajsamand Lake | Haldi Ghati | Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary

Rajsamand is a small town in the state of Rajasthan situated 67 Km north of Udaipur with splendid lakes, exotic palaces, valuable historical significance.

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17. Ranikhet, Uttarakhand

3.3

Known For : Jhula Devi Temple | Chaubatia Orchards | Majhkhali

Ranikhet meaning Queen's farm, is a hill station developed by the Britishers around ancient temples, undulating Himalayan hills and forests.

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18. Shillong, Meghalaya

4.0

Known For : Mawlynnong | Umiam Lake | Elephant Falls

Born in the laps of nature, Shillong is the capital of Meghalaya and offers every one of its bequeathed element for exploration to the wanderlust.

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19. Silvassa, Dadra & Nagar Haveli

3.4

Known For : Lion Safari Wildlife Park | Vanganga Lake | Island Garden

With the hills of the Western Ghats and surrounding lush greenery, it is an ideal indulgence into the wild side for a tourist and its Portuguese heritage makes it famous amongst the history enthusiasts as well.

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20. Tamenglong, Manipur

3.4

Known For : Barak Waterfall | Zeilad Lake | Buning meadows

This hilly region is an ideal outdoor setting for tourists interested in outdoor holidays. The beauty of this town is unparalleled with the unusual varieties of flora and fauna.

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21. Thoubal, Manipur

3.4

Known For : Ikop | Khongjom | Loktak Lake

A well developed city, Thoubal is a good holiday destination for those looking for a pleasant climate and numerous activities.

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22. Vythiri, Kerala

3.2

Known For : Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary | Chembara peak | Soochipara Falls

62 kms off Kozhikode is Vythiri, popular resort town famous for its old world charm of cottages, log huts & tree house accommodations cozily nestled in the forests of Wayanad.

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23. Williamnagar, Meghalaya

2.8

Known For : Simsang River | Naka Chikong | Domre Falls

Williamnagar was formed around the former town of Simsanggre, which is based on the large plains of the Simsang River

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24. Udaipur, Rajasthan

4.4

Known For : Lake Pichola | City Palace | Fateh Sagar Lake

Located in a valley and surrounded by 4 lakes, it is at times referred to as the 'Kashmir of Rajasthan'

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25. Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir

4.5

Known For : Dal Lake | Mughal Gardens | Shalimar Bagh

Lying on the banks of River Jhelum with deep and mesmerizing valleys cascaded in sky scraping mountains and evergreen beauty, Srinagar symbolizes nature, beauty, harmony and romance.

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26. Alleppey, Kerala

4.3

Known For : Houseboats | Backwaters | Alappuzha beach

Famous backwaters of God's own country, Kerela, the city of Alleppey is known for its beaches, temples, boat races and Ayurvedic spa and wellness centers.

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27. Haridwar, Uttarakhand

3.1

Known For : Chandi Devi Temple | Ganga Aarti | Mansa Devi Temple

Situated along the holy Ganges, Haridwar is famous for its temples and ghats where pilgrims bathe to relieve themselves of their sins.

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28. Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

2.8

Known For : Upper lake | Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya | Van vihar

Amidst two beautiful lakes, Bhopal is a sprawling city with the right blend of culture, heritage and modern life.

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29. Kumarakom, Kerala

4.1

Known For : Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary | Backwaters | Vellavali

Situated on the banks of Vembanad Lake, Kumarakom is a cluster of many small man-made islands reclaimed from the lake.

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30. Bilaspur (HP), Himachal Pradesh

2.6

Known For : Gobind Sagar Lake | Bhakra Nangal Dam | Sri Naina Devi Ji

Bilaspur is a hill town near Shimla, famous for its forts and Gobind Sagar lake, a man-made reservoir considered the lifeline of the district.

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