Earth’s Little Eyes: The Lakes Of Tamil Nadu

Explore Tamil Nadu's most stunning lakes, from the contemporary charm of Kodaikanal Lake to the historic allure of Pulicat. Embark on a journey through the state's most picturesque waterscapes

Serene Aerial View of Pulicat Lake Photo: Tamil Nadu Tourism

In his time spent in the lap of nature where nature essayist Henry David Thoreau charted out the ways to spend a life close to the earth with minimal expenses, he wrote severely on nature. In one such writing, he wrote that a lake "is the landscape's most beautiful and expressive feature. It is Earth's eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature." The line masterfully encompasses the humble beauty of water bodies that lakes are. As such, the state of Tamil Nadu in India is dotted with several serene Earth's eyes. Apart from being home to Lake Pulicat, the second largest brackish water lake in Tamil Nadu, it accommodates several other natural, artificial, ancient, and modern lakes that enhance life in various ways. These little water bodies not only moderate the climate conditions but also assist in the enhancement of natural beauty. Let us take a trail of the vast terrain of Tamil Nadu and chart out some of the best lakes that add vital fuel to life.