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Dal Lake

The state of Himachal Pradesh was known as the home of the Gods, or 'Devabhoomi' from very early years. The state of Himachal Pradesh is full of high ranges and secluded valleys, and various different types of architecture in the temples. The Himalayan ranges with its impressive heights, air of divine serenity and grand picturesque splendor, seem to be the natural home to the Gods.

There are over two thousand temples spread across the state of Himachal Pradesh. Most of the temples in Himachal Pradesh are important places of pilgrimage and every year, thousands of pilgrims as well as tourists flock to this place.  

The lakes also play a significant part in adding up to the scenic beauty of the already gorgeous state. Most of the lakes in Himachal Pradesh are placed around the temples in the state, and hence gains an importance for being considered as holy.

About Dal Lake:

In the state of Himachal Pradesh, the perennial rivers are the sources of some of the most beautiful lakes in the state as well as India. These beautiful lakes are coursed by the ice cold waters of the dissolving snow from the uppermost of the peaks of the towering mountains. The chilly water of these lakes is conceived as revitalizing to the exhausted and fatigued travelers on their way. Because of the connection of the lakes with the religious places in the state, it is believed that the lakes in Himachal Pradesh provide a sense of spiritual bliss to the travelers.

The Dal Lake in the state of Himachal Pradesh is located in the district of Kangra, which is situated at a distance of 11 kilometers from a place called Dharamshala. The Dal Lake in Himachal Pradesh is positioned on the way, along the motor road, to a place called Talnu. The Dal Lake in the Kangra district is surrounded by deodar trees. On the banks of the Dal Lake there is a small temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Because of the presence of this temple, the Dal Lake is considered as a sanctified lake. The banks of the Dal Lake in Himachal Pradesh are livened up by a fair, which is attended by a big number of the Gaddi tribe in the month of September every year.