Badkhal Lake

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Badkhal Lake
Dried Badkhal lake.jpg
Dried Badkhal lake in 2008
Location Faridabad
Basin countries India
Settlements Faridabad

Badkhal Lake was a natural lake situated in Faridabad, Haryana, about 32 kilometers from Delhi.[1]

It was a natural lake surrounded by hilly areas of the Aravali Range in Haryana.


As of May 2009, the lake is almost a completely dried up grassy terrain and the unusually low rainfall in the area has been cited. Certain mines surrounding the lake are also responsible for blockage of flow of water to the lake's reservoir. Also some mineral water companies are responsible as well, for taking water from the lake for their purposes.

On January 2010, the Lake and the nearby Surajkund was filled up with water in conjunction with 2010 Commonwealth Games, however in February March 2014, in a survey report released by the Delhi Parks and Gardens Society (DPGS), under the Government of Delhi's department of environment, the lake was completely dry and completely dependent on rains for water. The report also revealed 190 of 611 water bodies in Delhi also gone dry. [2][3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Badkhal". Haryana Tourism, Government of Haryana. Retrieved 2014-03-18. 
  2. ^ "Delhi's water bodies face threat of extinction". India Today. March 1, 2014. Retrieved 2014-03-18. 
  3. ^ "Lakes left high and dry: Study finds Delhi has lost over 190 of its 611 water bodies... and is doing nothing to save the rest". Daily Mail. 28 February 2014. Retrieved 2014-03-18. 

Coordinates: 28°24′54″N 77°16′34″E / 28.415°N 77.276°E / 28.415; 77.276