Badkhal Lake, Faridabad

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Badkhal Lake was a former natural lake situated in Badkhal village near Faridabad, in the Indian state of Haryana, about 32 kilometers from Delhi. Fringed by the hills of the Aravalli Range this was a man-made embankment. Owing to unchecked mining in neighbouring areas, the lake has now totally dried up. There are functional Haryana Tourism restaurants in the vicinity. A flower show is held every spring here. Its name is most probably derived from the Persian word bedakhal, which means free from interference. Close to Badhkal Lake, is the Peacock Lake, which is another picturesque spot.HistoryThis was once a large lake, where boating and other tourist activities took place. Migratory birds also used to visit the lake., the lake is almost a completely dried up to leave only grassy terrain and the unusually low rainfall in the area has been cited. Certain mines surrounding the lake are also responsible for blocking the flow of water to the lake. A number of mineral water companies have also taken water from the lake for their own purposes.In January 2010, the lake and the nearby Surajkund was filled up with water in conjunction with 2010 Commonwealth Games, however in March 2014, in a survey report released by the Delhi Parks and Gardens Society (DPGS), under the Government of Delhi's department of environment, the lake was completely dry and completely dependent on rains for water. The report also revealed 190 of 611 water bodies in Delhi had also gone dry.
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  • its an very big lake , with lot of greenery all around , but water is missing in lake . picnic point for families with few resorts  more »
  • Once you reach this place, the only question that'll pop up your mind is , Where's the Lake'. The Badhkal lake has completely dried up and there is no water body at present. It was one of the top attr...  more »
  • Very very sad to see and find the current state of lake where no water only sand and a few bushes more or less a cattle field. Every day we read in News paper that it will be filled with water to prom...  more »
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  • I was a awesome day trip with office colleges. Awesome green area but wait THERE IS NO LAKE AT ALL. you may get some water stored in small area where some animals enjoy there day and evening. If you are thinking to get some lake there, sorry but you will not get there until or unless it was heavy rain in that seasons. Overall experience was good.
  • Beautiful place to enjoy, camel and horse riding/walking. Enjoyable picnic shout spot. Large scale of walking, seating, playing and more. Restaurant is also in the centre.
  • The place is nice well it was one of the only available water reservoir in the location with boating and a small eatery around the place. But quite recently the place has deteriorated thanks to the neglecting attitude of our govt authorities. If the situations improve there is certainly a scope for improvement depending if the encroachments in nearby areas is removed.
  • The only tourist place in Faridabad... good picnic place for kids.... boating facility also available here...to spent some time for family and for loved ones.....but now the lake is totally dried...
  • It's a waste of time to go to Barkhal lake as there is no water in the lake and no maintenance of the area. Approach to lake is a frustrating effort. Talked to local people who were roaming around there who informed that once upon a time lake was filled with water but it is no longer the case and it's a dried lake now. Although Haryana tourism has a hotel there but I wonder what is the use of staying in this hotel when the main attraction of the lake is no longer there

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