Chandra Taal, Himachal Pradesh
Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Chandra Taal, or Chandra Tal, 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. The name of the lake originates from its crescent shape. Situated in the Spiti part of the Lahul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh, 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 from Batal which is 14km away from Chandra Taal. 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.To visit Chandra Taal and get the most from your holiday in Manikaran, create itinerary details personal to you using our Manikaran itinerary maker.
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We went to this lake as part of our Hampta Pass trek in Aug 2016. We went via TATA SUMO. The road towards the lake is very treacherous but the view it offers will be beyond your imagination. In monsoo... read more »
We visited the beautiful lake during our visit to Spiti with Mahindra Adventure. Very difficult to describe the beauty of mother nature. Its like in the middle of nowhere.
If you are visiting by car then road available from batal, (only from june to october) but you need to walk a bit around 1km as there is barricade beyond which you can not take the vehicle.
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