Discover these top 5 lakes nearby Delhi where you can spend a whole day with your besties and can have an excellent weekend.

All the lakes offer a spectacular panorama of water, sand and greeneries. You can also enjoy many water sports and adventures activities there.

#1 Damdama Lake

Located at a distance of approximately 60KMs from the ITO Delhi and 45KMs from Dhaula Kuan, Damdama Lake is one of the largest natural lakes in Haryana state.

Damdama Lake - Lakes near Delhi
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It is a nice place for spending a whole day with your friends or family. Since it is located near the Aravalli Hills, this could be an adventurous tour as well.

It is a popular tourist spot, you can see a lot of travellers during the winter season and keeping that same in mind many adventure activities like rock climbing, trekking and camping are organised here.

#2 Badkhal Lake

Earlier known as ‘Bedakhal Lake’, Badkhal lake is located in Faridabad at a distance of around 32KMs from Delhi and encircled by the Aravalli Hills.

Badkhal Lake - Lakes near Delhi
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This lake usually runs out of water in the summer season but during the monsoon, it fills up again and one can simply enjoy the splendid view of the lake by sitting nearby whole day.

If you are a birdwatcher than this place is no less than a paradise for you, as you can spot not just the local but some migratory birds as well. This is also well known for the water sports, one can enjoy here boating, canoeing, kayaking and many others.

#3 Peacock Lake

Also known as Surajkund Lake, Peacock lake is situated nearby the Badkhal Lake and take 50 minutes to drive from the city. Originally, the lake was a water tank and an ancient reservoir and there is a Sun Temple on the western bank of the lake also.

Peacock Lake - Lakes near Delhi
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All were built in the 10th century by the king Surajpal of the Tomar dynasty who was a devotee to lord Sun and the lake as well named after the Sun God, the ‘Sun Lake’. The lake is shaped of a peacock feather that’s why it is also named Peacock lake.

The sandy banks of the lake are a scenic spot to hangout with the besties. Every year from February 1 to 15, the Surajkund Mela or fair was organised here which filled the place with a lot of handicrafts and handlooms works, and all are available for sale at a very reasonable price.  

#4 Nilli Jheel

Situated in the Asola Bhatti area, Nilli Jheel is one of the natural lakes and was formed after the years of sand excavations. What makes this lake a perfect picnic spot is its beautiful sandy banks and rock cliffs.

Nilli Jheel - Lakes near Delhi
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It is also named as the Blue Lake and here, you can find several species of fish and aquatic plants. There is no well-paved road for the cars to reach this destination, though it is motorable from Shani Dham Gate and hardly a 5KMs ride from there.

#5 Naini Lake Delhi

Located in Model Town in Delhi, Naini lake is a recently manmade artificial lake. It is 3-feet deep rectangular shaped spread across the 12 acres and the most scenic parts of this lake are the southern banks which are surrounded by the small trees.

Naini Lake - Lakes near Delhi
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The lack has recently come up with one of the most attractive spots in Delhi and the best place to enjoy a weekend with your friends.

Even after being one of the most polluted and smoggy cities, Delhi has such peaceful water-land places where you can enjoy the weekend with your family, friends or besties or can do several sports and adventures activities.

Delhi might not be termed as ‘a city of lakes’ and neither it would be close to what famous lake city like Udaipur and Nainital have to offer, but it certainly has several places nearby and that will be worthy to go for.

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I define myself as an explorer more than a traveler as I prefer finding the places in the main town on foot but not by a guide. I’ve been travelling since long enough and sharing the experience for others to enjoy the places at their most where I’ve been to. Although, it’s just one and a half year only but whatever I write is based what I’ve experienced first hand.