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Karna Lake, Karnal Overview

Karna Lake is a popular tourist attraction located in the Karnal district of Haryana. Also called Karna Tal, the lake is spectacular to see during sunset. The lake, as well as the district, are named after the famous character from Mahabharata, Karna. Karna Lake is a human-made lake and has a beautifully landscaped Karna Lake Tourist Complex adjacent to it. The boating attractions at Karna Lake is a hit among the visitors. Most people often opt for a peaceful picnic in the lawns beside the lake. The lakeside garden also has swings and other rides for children. The lake is also a favourite hangout spot among highway travellers. The Karna Lake Tourist Complex offers a wide variety of accommodation facilities.

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History of Karna Lake

A famous character from Indian history, Karna, is believed to have used this lake for bathing purposes. He has played a major role in the Mahabharata war. It was on the banks of this lake that he decided to give away his protective armour to Indra. The Lake, as well as the city, have been named after Karna. The lake is also referred to as Karna-Taal which translates to Karna Lake.

Best Time to Visit Karna Lake

The period from October to March is the best time to visit Karna Lake. The weather conditions are extremely pleasant during these months and offer an ideal atmosphere for a picnic by the lake.

Major Attractions near Karna Lake

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Karna Lake, Karnal

Karna Lake is a must-visit attraction in Karnal. It is a favourite picnic place and is also a preferred midway halt for travellers on this road. The lawns beside the lake also have swings and rides for the entertainment of children. The Karna Lake Tourist Complex has a multi-cuisine restaurant and bar for the visitors. A gift shop is also available to purchase souvenirs. The boating attractions at the lake are a hit among the visitors. They charge a nominal fee for one ride, and you can expect to see ducks in the backdrop of the tranquil lake.

How to Reach Karna Lake

Karnal is at a distance of 124 km from both Delhi and Chandigarh. Hence, Karnal Lake forms as a midway halt region for people travelling between the two cities on the popular Grand Trunk Road. The Karnal Railway station is at distance of 10.7 km from Karna Lake. The Karnal Bus Stand is at a distance of 6.2 km from Karna Lake. Once you reach Karnal, you can catch an auto rickshaw or a local bus to reach Karna Lake. Alternatively, you can also opt to hire a cab or a private taxi.

Accommodation near Karna Lake

The Karna Lake Tourist Complex offers rooms and suites with a beautiful lake view. There are a total of 70 rooms available in this complex. The prices for a room range from 2000 INR to 4100 INR per night. The availability of rooms can be checked online. They also provide complimentary breakfast for all days of your stay, along with free WiFi. Their other amenities include a 24 hours front desk, laundry services, AC and a conference hall. It is suggested to contact the hotel management to find out the check-in and checkout timings.

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