Shimla Lakes

Tani Jubbar Lake, Karyali, Dhillon Pond.

An epitome of allure, Shimla lakes are tourists delight with pristine waters and charming landscapes. Located at beautiful locations these lakes are refreshing and are surrounded by a plethora of attractions and a serene environment. These lakes must be included in your bucket list of must-do things in Shimla, as the allure of the lakes will surely leave you with wonderful memories to cherish forever. 

But, sparkling lakes in Shimla, including Tani Jubbar Lake, Karyali, and Dhillon Pond, present perfect locations to enjoy the serenity or complete rejuvenation amid nature's lap. Here you can indulge in an array of thrilling activities ranging from fishing, swimming, boating to short sightseeing cruises, or cultural attractions hosted by nearby resorts. So, why wait, plan a visit to any of these extraordinary lakes in Shimla district and enjoy one of the lifetime experiences.

Here is a list of lakes in Shimla:


Tani Jubbar Lake

Tani Jubbar Lake

Enjoy some precious self-indulgent moments or make some beautiful memories with your loved ones at this beautiful lake in Shimla. It is one of the most visited lakes in Shimla and offers plenty of opportunities to entice your senses or get soaked in the spirit of adventures.

Its scenic environs of flourishing apple orchards and towering pine trees create a picturesque ambiance for peace seekers, photographers, or adventure enthusiasts as well. A majestic shrine dedicated to Naag Devta is also located near this lake which is also a grand place for Hinduism followers.

Location: Thanedar, Shimla, 172030, Himachal Pradesh.

Best Time to Visit: Summers proves to be the best time to visit when the weather is delightful with comfortable temperatures.



Located on Chhota Shali hillock, Karyali Lake offers a peaceful retreat to its visitors. It is another natural Shimla lake that certainly deserves a visit to explore its unmatched beauty and make memories that will last forever.

The waterbody shines like a big emerald in the Sun when viewed from the top of the peak and is indeed an excellent location to spend some beautiful moments with your lover, spouse, or family. It is also recognized as a  perfect getaway location near Shimla to relax, refresh, and rejuvenate. Lots of thrilling activities are also available here for adventure enthusiasts.

Location: Karyali Lake, Basantpur, Shimla.

Best Time to Visit: Summer season is the best time for outdoor activities like trekking, hiking, etc. Winters are good for enjoying snowfall and winter sports.


Dhillon Pond

Another popular Shimla lake, Dhillon Pond is an ideal destination for nature fanatics and peace seekers. Its picturesque environment offers plenty of possibilities to photographers as well. Moreover, the natural water body is believed to possess religious significance as well.

A multitude of tourists flock to this serene lake to get respite from the city's hectic life and spot some rare Himalayan birds, animals, flora, and fauna. The lake and surrounding area experience pleasant climate conditions throughout the year but to enjoy trekking, wildlife watching and other activities summers prove to be the best time.

Location: Kotkhai, 171202, Himachal Pradesh.

Best Time to Visit: Winter season from November to February is to experience an extraordinary scenic elegance. For activities, summers are a good choice.

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30 November 2016
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It was a wonderful experience when I visited Shimla for the first time. It was a peak winter in Shimla. The journey was very comfortable as well as full of site seeing. After reaching Shimla we had a very good time when we visited Kufriand many other places, would love to book again with Thrillophilia.
The trek was amazing just, everything was perfectly managed by Thrillophilia and we just enjoyed it. we were 6 in total and they did it well. We were satisfied with all the things like the meal, stay and other activities we did there. Highly recommended.
It was the best experience of my life I have visited many places but this place was amazing because of its environment there was a lot of snow this trip have a good impact on my life, we get away from the daily hustle-bustle of city I enjoyed this trip very much I really love this place and I want to visit it again.
Shimla and Manali was fabulous and the tour was also good. I have no complaints with the package. everything mentioned in the package was provided
Overall it was a nice trip properly arranged and good services provided. Nice work thrillophilia
Amazing tour everything was properly arranged and was on time.A big thanks to thrillophilia team for this amazing trip.
06 January 2020
Shimla and Manali are the perfect winter destination in India and being from Surat we took a flight to Delhi and from Delhi, we did a road trip to these 2 beautiful hill stations. All the hotels provided during the stay were very comfortable and food was awesome. Solang Valley is a must-visit destination to play with the snow. Me and my family had really good time on our Manali Shimla tour from Surat. Thanks to Thrillophilia and our driver Mr. Hari.
24 December 2019
We, 4 friends, visited Shimla from Bangalore to experience some snow and adventure in the Himalayas. It was very well planned trip and Priyanka from the Thrillophilia helped us in every possible way to customize the tour as per our requirement. We had a lot fun in Shimla and Manali and looking forward to plan such more trips in future.
Shimla Kullu Manali tour package has been a great experience. The trip organizers are very passionate adventure lovers. They are a fun team and made the whole trip absolutely exciting and fun-filled.

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  1. What are the best places to visit in Shimla?

    Shimla is one of the most beautiful destinations in Himachal Pradesh and boasts of ethereal landscapes, rich heritage, Gothic Victorian architectures, holy shrines, and local handicrafts and art.

    1. Holy Shrines: Kali Bari Temple, Jakhu Temple, Christ Church are some of the magnificent sites in Shimla that not only possess religious significance but are examples of design and beauty.

    2. Heritage Attractions: Christ Church, the Gaiety Theatre, and Viceregal Lodge like heritage buildings must not be missed in Shimla as these are masterpieces of the British era.

    3. The Mall: A pedestrian avenue with an array of shops selling locally made wooden toys and crafts surely deserves a visit.
  2. What are the best resorts to stay in Shimla?

    1. Snow Valley Resort: One of the best resorts offering a unique combination of luxury, hospitality, and prime location of NH-22 at Ghora Chowki. It offers a diverse range of rooms including Standard, Premium, and Executive suites as per your budget.

    2. Zurich Resort: Located at the hilltop, it offers mesmerizing scenic views and excellent customer experience. It also provides Jungle treks (free) and guided nature walks.

    3. Woodsmoke Resort and Spa: Dwelled atop a forested ridge at Shoghi, it is one of the remarkable places to enjoy a luxurious living amid panoramic views.

    4. Club Mahindra Mashobra: Exceptional services and a great combination of elegance and class is an intimate retreat to its customers.
  3. What is the best time to visit Shimla?

    Shimla experiences a pleasant atmosphere all through the year but gets very crowded in summers and winters. The summers (April-June) provide respite from harsh heat as the temperatures are cool and comfortable. Whereas, winters (December-January) are best to enjoy snowfall and winter sports activities.

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