From tiny grass-lined ponds to massive freshwater expanses easily mistaken for oceans – some lacs, lagos, lochs stand out more than others! Display waters most alluring qualities. Mesmerising ripples, mirror-like reflections, crystalline clarity, serenity.
Dead Sea (Jordan) – lowest elevation at 423 meters below sea level. High concentration of salt in water, buoyancy so strong one can’t swim underwater.
Plitvice Lake (Croatia) – Plitvice National Park in Croatia. Spectacular display of colours from azure to green, grey to blue. Magical, marvellous.
Lake Brienz (Switzerland) – unbelievably blue, turquoise, green waters. Exotic, laced with picturesque Swiss villages.
Pangong Lake (India) – sparkling blue in the Himalayas. Sublime beauty, crystal waters, gentle hills. Ethereal.
Manasarovar Lake (China) – high altitude fresh water. Mystical, Lake of Nirvana!
Lake Baikal (Siberia) – rift lake formed by continental crust being pulled apart. Deepest lake. Gorgeous natural beauty.
Lake Como (Italy) – stroll amid palm trees, blooming rhododendrons while admiring snow-capped mountains. Exquisite.
Maligne Lake (Canada) – stunning landscape, perfect foreground pines, majestically jagged background mountains, cornflower blue Alberta skies.
Dove Lake (Tasmania) – serene lake, home to fabled Tasmanian Devil, cuddly wallabies, wombats, scenic day hikes. Enthralling.
Five-Flower Lake (China) – most beautiful lake in Jiuzhaigou National Park. Clear turquoise waters with a tinge of red, yellow, green, blue.
Lake Lucerne (Switzerland) – water flowing into lake passes beneath 13th-century Chapel Bridge. A stupendous panorama with Mt. Rigi, Eiger, Jungfrau, Mt. Pilatus.
Lake Titicaca (Peru) – laced with incredible Inca ruins, beauty beyond words.
Lake District (UK) – striking summer playground. Wonderful hikes, strolls, sailing.
Lake Tahoe (USA) – beautiful ski resort with lovely slopes. Heavenly, crystal-clear alpine water. Vibrant viewpoint at Emerald Bay.
Pehoe Lake (Chile) – magnificent. Backed by beauty of Torres Del Paine range, saturated with shades of lavender at sunrise, tangerine at sunset.
Lake Atitlan (Guatemala) – mystical body of water fringed by volcanoes, Mayan villages. Combo of intense volcanic lineage, serene ambience.
Lake Superior (USA) – impressive sandstone cliffs, sand dunes, beaches, waterfalls. Most beautiful of 5 ‘Great Lakes’.
Lake Wakatipu (New Zealand) – flowing through gorgeous, jagged peaks. Crazy adventures like bungee jumping, jet-boating, zorbing!
Lake Kawaguchi (Japan) – immortalised, iconic Mt. Fuji is perfectly reflected in the stillness, shimmering of crystalline waters.