Lakes of India are not only significant geographically but also are major tourist attractions. India is interspersed with water bodies, such as, rivers, lakes, ponds and others. As far as the lakes of India are concerned there are both natural and man made lakes to be found across the subcontinent. The location of the various lakes in India is an added attraction for the travelers. It is difficult to trace the history of the natural lakes of India. But the manmade ones have a historical background since most of these were built by kings and emperors as reservoirs. The lakes of India are generally categorized as fresh water and brackish lakes. Amazingly enough these water bodies differ from one region to another. Like for instance, the lakes in the Himalayan region will differ from the lakes in the southern peninsula. As a result a regional survey of the lakes of India is easier than that of a historical evolution.