A Lake | Manali-Leh bus journey, August 2013

Note: It seems this is NOT Chandra Taal lake. I must have had a mix up while taking notes during the journey. Many thanks to Sudersan for pointing out this grave error. And my sincere apologies to the readers 😦

August 4, 2013, 6:45 AM: The HPTDC bus halted besides the moon-shaped Chandra Taal this lake on Manali-Leh highway. It’s been roughly 2 hours since we started our 2nd leg of the journey towards Ladakh from Keylong. The bus conductor signaled us to bring our attention towards the lake and then in an authoritative voice, strongly influenced by his mother tongue, went on to give a small intro about the lake.

River Chandra originates from this lake and later confluences with River Bhaga to form Chandrabhaga, which flows into Pakistan where it is known as Chenab. I wish I could verify the claimed sweetness of its water personally.

Chandra Taal - Sree is travelling (1) Chandra Taal - Sree is travelling (2) Chandra Taal - Sree is travelling (3) Chandra Taal - Sree is travelling (4)


Author: Sreejith Vijayakumar

Have a great liking for travelling and learning about different cultures and communities. Strongly believe that world is a wonderful place to live in.

12 thoughts

  1. Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh (India), it looks so peaceful and therefore charming ~ sights to see after climbing those mountains…I like this very much! Great photos Sreejith.


  2. no offense, but i think this could either be suraj tal or another lake that is close to the manali-leh highway somewhere around keylong!
    Chandrataal is accessed by a “jeepable” road from batal or on foot from kunzum. I doubt if a bus could go there, and I know for a fact that it does not lie on the manali-leh highway..

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