Some of the most beautiful lakes in the world…
Lake Como, Italy
Lake Como, in Northern Italy’s Lombardy region, is an upscale resort area known for its dramatic scenery, set against the foothills of the Alps. The lake is shaped like an upside-down Y, with three slender branches that meet at the resort town of Bellagio. At the bottom of the southwest branch lies the city of Como, home to Renaissance architecture and a funicular that travels up to the mountain town of Brunate. With a maximum depth of approximately 410 meters (448 yards), Lake Como is one of the deepest lakes in Europe. Its characteristic shape, reminiscent of an inverted Y, results from the melting of glaciers combined with the erosive action of the ancient Adda river.
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Lake Superior, North America
Lake Superior is the largest of the Great Lakes of North America, and among freshwater lakes, it is the world’s largest by surface area and the third-largest by volume. It holds 10% of the world’s surface fresh water. Lake Superior’s 3 quadrillion gallons are enough to cover both North and South America under a foot of water. Here’s another (preposterous) way to think about it: Downing half a gallon of water daily, it would take you 16.4 trillion years to drink Lake Superior.
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Lake Pichola, India
Lake Pichola, situated in Udaipur city in the Indian state of Rajasthan, is an artificial fresh water lake, created in the year 1362, named after the nearby Picholi village. It is one of the several contiguous lakes, and developed over the last few centuries in and around the famous Udaipur city. Nestled in the heart of Udaipur City, Lake Pichola is one of the largest manmade freshwater lakes in India. It is the home to the well known Gangaur Ghat and lies in close proximity to several tourist attractions.
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Lake Wakatipu, New Zealand
Lake Wakatipu is an inland lake in the South Island of New Zealand. It is in the southwest corner of the Otago region, near its boundary with Southland. Lake Wakatipu comes from the original Māori name Whakatipu wai-māori. The first thing to know about Lake Wakatipu is that it is New Zealand’s longest lake at over 80 kilometres long. It is also New Zealand’s third-largest lake (after Lake Taupo and Lake Te Anau) at 291 km². Lake Wakatipu is also so deep that it actually dips below sea level!
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Laguna Colorada, Bolivia
Laguna Colorada is a shallow salt lake in the southwest of the altiplano of Bolivia, within Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve and close to the border with Chile. Why Is Laguna Colorada red? Dotted with white islands of massive borax deposits, the nearly 15,000-acre salt lake is less than three feet deep, and is tinted blood red due to a variety of algae which thrive in the salt water. The plankton-rich lake draws a large number of endangered James flamingos, which are another highlight of the lake.
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