Surajtal Lake,the lake with sterile blue water is situated in Himachal Pradesh located at an elevation of 4950 m above sea level. the lake is considered as the third highest in India and the 21st highest in the world. Suraj Tal Lake shrugs its calmness in the months of summer.
Suraj Tal Lake is quite close to the Baralacha Pass, which is considered as the meeting point of the roads leading to Spiti, Ladakh and Zanskar. The Baralacha Pass is also known as "the pass with crossroads on the summit." The name, Suraj Tal, is derived from 2 Hindi words; Suraj meaning Sun and Tal meaning lake. This is the reason the basin is revered as the "lake of the Sun God." Legends say that a holy dip in the Suraj Tal Lake can purify one from all the sins.(you really shouldn't try that.:P)
Suraj Tal Lake is created by the streams of the Bhaga river (based on which this entire valley is known by the name Bhaga Valley today). During the month of summer, the water is drawn from the surrounding mountains and nearby glaciers. Bhanga valley on which the lake is situated is an enthralling and divine sight for the eyes. In the valley, two rivers: Bhaga River and Chandra River mingles and make their way to the narrow and slandered hills of the region.
The lake seems like a green emerald in the thick of the barbarous mountains and is drenched in mysterious and soothing splendors. 🌎🏔️ #travelbug#travelphotography#himachal @tripotocommunity #tripotoskyhigh