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.