Lakes in DelhiThe Indian headquarters Delhi is thriven by many lakes which forms one of the main natural affluence in the capital city. Numerous natural and artificial lakes run through the capital town funding the ground water level in the city. As per Delhi Parks and Gardens society - DPGS the city homes an enormous count of 799 water bodies in its grounds, out of which 21 lakes have dried or lost in later 1990s due to rapid urbanization of lands in Delhi.
Bhalswa Horseshoe Lake in DelhiThe Bhalswa Horseshoe Lake also called as Bhalswa Jheel Lake that flows through the Northwest of the capital city in the Jahangirpur locality.
Now the lake area is occupied by many constructions and housing colony that disfigured the horse shoe structure of Bhalswa Lake and presently the lake is almost destroyed.
Najafgarh Lake in DelhiNajafgarh Lake also called as Najafgarh Jheel or Najafgarh Marsh is one of the biggest lakes in South West Delhi in the Najafgarh town. Najafgarh nullah or River Sahibi is a natural drain that connects Najafgarh with River Yamuna.
Sanjay Lake in DelhiSanjay Lake is an artificial lake sited in East Delhi that is developed by DDA- Delhi Development Authority over 89 hectares of land area in 1970s. The area where Sanjay Lake was formed was actually a land depression where large volume of rain water get stagnated and also excess water from Hindon River also gets accumulated in the depression so DDA decided to develop the site to an artificial lake and named it Sanjay Lake.
Address: Patparganj Road, Mayur Vihar II
New Delhi, Delhi -110091
Other Important Lakes in DelhiDamdama Lake is sited close to Dhaula Kuan is an excellent touring spot in Delhi which welcomes huge number of visitors every month and it is a cup shaped biggest natural lake in Delhi on the foothills of Aravalli hills. Rock climbing on Aravalli hill range is also very popular here.
Address: 171 new Layalpur Colony, Krishna Nagar
New Delhi, Delhi- 110092
It is an artificial lake build to add elegance to the world renowned India Gate. The boating facility in the lake adds to its popularity.
India Gate Lake
New Delhi, Delhi- 110001
Naini Lake is an artificial lake sited in Model town of Delhi covering 12 acres of land and about 3 feet in depth. The numerous small trees on the south banks of Naini Lake and pedal boating attracts numerous visitors to its vicinity.
Address: Block A 2, Model Town Phase I, Model Town
New Delhi, Delhi- 110009