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Chandra Taal, Himachal Pradesh

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Chandra Taal, or Chandra Tal is situated in the Spiti part of the Lahul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh . The name of the lake originates from its crescent shape. It is situated at an altitude of about in the Himalayas. Mountains of scree overlook the lake on one side, and a magnificent cirque presents a view on the other. Chandra Taal is a popular destination for trekkers and campers. The lake is accessible on foot from Batal as well as from Kunzum Pass from late May to early October. There is also a motorable road available till a parking made 2km before the lake. Stay options are available 5km before the lake on prebooking. The road from Kunzum Pass is accessible only on foot, and it is about 8km from Chandra Taal. Suraj Tal is also accessible Chandra Taal, 30km away. Vast meadows on the banks of the lake are the camping sites. During springtime, these meadows are carpeted with hundreds of kinds of wildflowers.The lake is situated on the Samudra Tapu plateau, which overlooks the Chandra River.The lake is one of two high-altitude wetlands of India which have been designated as Ramsar sites.Night view at Chandra TaalChandra Taal offers magnificent view at night . While temperature drops below Zero degree celsius during pre-winter, the sky is filled count-less stars & offers Spectacular Milky way view.
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  • How much I write .... I cannot come close to what i had experienced! The road from Batal to Chandra Taal, the valley, the tents, the mesmerizing lake, the reflection of nature. It is just out of the w...  more »
  • I visited this lake last month in the month of September 2017 and stayed at N.D. Camps. This lake in other words is really mesmerizing with the views of the mountains. We loved this place although it ...  more »
  • Always wanted to visit this lake,had heard about it a lot. Although reaching till this place is kinda difficult takes upto 1 hour trekking from kunzum top,i managed to reach by bus from kaza then hitc...  more »
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  • This is one of the best lakes to visit in India .. Heavenly experience once you reach at lake.. The lake is non polluted and thanks to ecological system which doesn't allow camping at lake and also weather conditions doesn't possible for many of them to stay. Also access to sweet water lake for wild animals possess threat to stay at lake after sunset .. Its truly best lake I have ever visited in my life .. Must visit if you plan to go to Spiti .. Njoi
  • Mirror like Lake.. One of the best lake and purest lake.. Awesome...........
  • One of the most beautiful lake i ever seen..
  • My Peace of Mind Spiti Valley. Lovey Place.
  • A complete beauty Must trek to the lake. Go early. Please travel responsibly, do not litter.
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