Trivia / Unravel Ladakh

_____ is famous for changing colors during the day.

  1. Pangong Tso
  2. Tso Kar
  3. Tso Moriri

Pangong Tso

Pangong Tso, the 4th largest natural lake in India, covers about 600 sq km in area and spans over 134 km in length with a width ranging from 2 km to 6 km. The name Pangong is derived from the Tibetan word "Banggong" meaning an enchanted, long, narrow lake. Only 1/3rd of it lies in India, and the remaining 2/3rd lies in Tibet which has a majority of the incoming streams that fill it.

The lake displays multiple colors during the day, ranging from shades of blue to green and sometimes even appears reddish. During the winter months, it is frozen despite the fact that it is a saline lake. The lake acts as a breeding ground for a large variety of migratory birds like Brahmani ducks and seagulls. One can also spot Ladakhi marmots, which hibernate for 6-7 months starting in early October and lose about half their body weight during it.