Warangal is the second major city in Telangana, this city is also one of the most historically imperative cities in the country as it houses several prehistoric monuments and temples. During the early Medieval Period of India, Warangal was also the capital city of the Kakatiya dynasty, since then it was ruled by many great leaders. Hence, Warangal is a culturally and historically rich and a travel hub attracting thousands of visitors from all over the country.
So, apart from the magnificence of its ancient marvels and its glorious history, what makes this place even more special? Well, here comes the catch, as history might sound boring to few, Warangal is also full of mesmerising natural beauty which is quite pristine hence unexplored. Let’s explore a list of 4 totally enchanting lakes in Warangal which are worth visiting.
4 Mesmeric Lakes In Warangal, Telangana
1. Ramappa Lake
The words that best describe the entrancing aura of this lake are TRANQUIL and BLISSFUL.
Undoubtedly, Ramappa lake is a bonus to Warangal, as it is one of the most attractive tourists spots in the city.
Located slightly away from the city’s hustle and bustle and being bounded within natural beauty is what makes this lake a place perfect to break you from all worries and soothe your mind. Being here means being close to the nature in short. Due to the serenity factor, a meditation centre in the area of Ramappa Lake is being planned by the tourism department of this city.
Well, Ramappa Lake is a destination you cannot miss if you are looking to spend a few peaceful moments with nature.
2. Pakhal Lake
Simply mesmerizing, the Pakhal Lake will surely steal your breath away. From the tale behind its formation to its beguiling beauty, trust me everything about Pakhal lake is bound to leave you rapt.
This lake is enclosed by huge green forest lands of the very renowned Pakhal Wildlife Sanctuary. Well one surprising and unbelieving fact about this lake is that it is a man-made lake. Yes, Pakhal lake was constructed by a great ruler of the Kakatiya dynasty, King Ganapati Devi. The main motive behind constructing this kale was to meet the water requirements of his subjects.
Well, today it has become one extremely popular tourist destination attracting hundreds of visitors. People from all over the country visit this lake to take in a breath of fresh air in its peaceful surroundings. Also, being a part of a wildlife sanctuary, this lake increases the chances for the visitors to spot numerous species of plants, animals, and birds here.
3. Bhadrakali Lake
Like most of the other lakes in Warangal, the Bhadrakali Lake was also constructed by the esteemed ruler of the Kakatiya dynasty, King Ganapati Deva.
The name of this lake is derived from one of the most significant temple in Warangal – The Bhadrakali temple. This temple is also located in close vinvity of the Bhadrakali lake. No wonder, this take attracts huge number of Hindu devotees every single day.
Well, apart from devotees, it’s a popular spot for picnics and is always crowded during peak seasons with tourist from all over the country. There is a lot you can do in and around this beautiful lake, boating, photography, cooking and lazing around are just few of the interesting things to name.
4. Waddepally Lake
This lake is just not about beauty and serenity, but it plays a huge role in sustaining the life of the people in Kazipet and Hanamkonda as it is one of the major drinking water reservoirs for the residents here. Undoubtedly Waddapally is much more that a mesmerizing water body, it is clean and maintained well, more than any other lakes in Warangal.
Yet, to pull tourist from all across the state, the tourist department has begun work for the beautification purposes around the boundaries of the lake to make it look more even more attractive.
So, if you are looking for a place which is clean, calm and cool, basically perfect for relaxing, then head to the Waddepally Lake.
Ditch the idea that Warangal is just about boring monuments and history, there is a lot waiting unexplored. Head straight to these lakes and chill!!!
Featured Photo by Rajib Ghosh