Friday, July 24, 2015
CHANDRA TAAL - MOON LAKE
Chandratal or Chandra Tal or Chandra Taal or Chander Taal or simply Moon Lake is a barren but beautiful lake located at a height of 14100 feet in Himachal Pradesh in northern India.
The lake can be visited only during the three summer months. For the rest of the season, the lake remains cut off and frozen.
The lake is normally blue but changes colour with the colour of the sky
The azure waters of Chandra Tal—Lake of the Moon—reflect the vivid hues of a bright Himalayan day.
Travelers often get awestruck by the blue colour of the lake, bordered by wide carpet of green grass coupled with the pristine white of Chandra Bhaga mountain range
According to Hindu mythology, Chandratal is the place where Indra, the King of Gods, came down on his chariot to transport Yudhishthira, eldest of the five Pandavas, in his mortal form to Swarga (heaven). Locals believe that fairies visit the lake at night.
The azure waters of Chandra Tal—Lake of the Moon—in Himachal Pradesh, India, reflect the vivid hues of a bright Himalayan day.