This lake basin was formed by tectonic activities. The lake’s size changes seasonally and is one of the largest freshwater lakes in the continent. Apart from the natural beauty, this lake is famous for its rich population of terrestrial birds like Himalayan monal, common cuckoo, Himalayan woodpecker, golden oriole, rock dove and others. You can find numerous water sports including water skiing and boating in the lake. Picnicking is an important activity of honeymooners in this locality.