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Destination: Sparkling vast and blue Pangong Lake off Leh evokes feeling of oneness with nature
"Out in vastness of towering mountain encircling; ancient water body of Pangong Lake! 135 Kilometres Long Pangong Lake is a sight to please any visitor. On a sunny day, the waters are a sparkling blue to admire and wonder," wrote kin Chandra Kant Bajpai who visited the lake recently with his family.

He informed that the lake had a constant source of water from the Surrounding Group of Glaciers and Snow Capped Mountains. He admired the tingling Sensations of the Freshness and Cool Breeze flowing in from the lake in his Facebook post adding that that about 35 kilometres of this amazing lake is under Indian occupation,

Looking at the scenic beauty and serenity of the place he wrote, “Ultimate feeling of Being One with The Source of Creation! Wondering about the Omnipotence of Supernatural."

Pangong Lake when translated into English means 'high grassland lake' is in the Himalayas which is 134 km long and extends from India to China with its major part in the latter. The lake is reported to about 5 km wide at its broadest point and identified as land locked river basin and a trans-boundary wetland.

The lake has started drawing tourists who visit Leh because of the serene hills and a vast expanse of lake which has clear brackish water. The scenic and spectacular lakeside is open with guided tours from May to September by securing inner-line permits. The lake can be reacherd with five-hour drive from Leh.  The road from Leh to the lake crosses the main villages called Shey and Sakti through Chang La Pass and river called Pagal Naala

Lake is crystal clear because extremely low micro-vegetation with no major aquatic life in it. At times some small crustaceans can be seen. however ducks and gulls can be seen around and on the lake surface. There are some species of scrub and perennial herbs that grow in the marshes around the lake. the region supports  wildlife including the kiang and the Marmot

A fort, called Khurnak Fort lies on the northern bank of the lake, halfway of Pangong the length of the lake which is under Chinese control.

Bajpai was awed by the specter of the place and felt that the nature just seeped under his skin and the Sting in the Air invoked warmth inducing Antics at the lakeside.

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