Pristine Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe

It was the colours of Lake Tahoe that I found most fascinating.Β We first spotted the Lake from the mountain roads that led to South Lake Tahoe. The lake was several miles away but we could see a bluish green surface from the distance. However, when we were finally driving through Lake Tahoe Boulevard, we found that the blue and green were much more distinct than just the bluish-green colour we saw from afar. Β From there we could see that it was green towards the banks and blue in the middle.

Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe from Lake Tahoe Boulevard

Later when we were actually by its banks, we found that its colours and shades were even more Β interesting. There was a little brown at the beach and then it got green. A little further away the lake became blue and got bluer towards the middle till it turned white, probably due to the sandy beach on the far bank on the other side. Completing this scene was the snowy mountain range that bordered this lake. Picture perfect!

Just look at this:

Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe

Lovely Lake Tahoe, which lies in the Sierra Nevada is the largest of Alpine lakes (lakes above 5000 ft) in the whole of North America and the second deepest in the United States of America. The water here is so clear that you can see the sandy bottom where it is shallow. Check out the picture on the right and you will believe me.

They say this lake is as clear as it is, because of the extremely low temperatures here. Thanks to the coldness of the water in this high-altitude lake, the growth of algae is completely ruled out, keeping Lake Tahoe blue and pristine.

Lake Tahoe

The Lake Tahoe from Ski Run Marina, South Lake Tahoe, California

Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe from Zephyr Cove Beach, South Lake Tahoe, Nevada

Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe from Round Hill Pine Beach and Marina, South Lake Tahoe, also on the Nevada side.

Previous post – The scenic drive to Tahoe

You may also like --
Bookmark the permalink.


  1. just love the blue color of the lake with the backdrop of snow clad mountains….must be quite cold !!

    • It's amazing Sugato. It has several shades of blue. Yeah it's cold in the winter. These pictures are from last May (yeah, snow even in May :); the weather was pleasant during the day but the evenings were pretty cold.
      Nice to see you here, Sugato :)Do come again. πŸ™‚

  2. Wow!! Lake Tahoe looks gorgeous. Those pristine blue waters are inviting. The mountain in the background makes it all the more magnificent. Nice shots Divya.

  3. So clear and beautiful. Absolutely loved the pictures. Would love to buy a beach house over there someday. πŸ˜€

    • It really is a very beautiful place, Akshay. It's a great place to have a vacation home in. :)When we went on a cruise on the lake, I remember the captain pointing out some very famous homes around here.

  4. Pristine and pretty. The pictures capture it all Divya.

  5. it looks so lovely and pure .. awesome beautiful pictures .. thanks for sharing


  6. They say both heaven and hell are here on the earth. Thank you for taking us to many heavens, Divya. As for hell, one simply needs to stand by the Mithi river in Mumbai. (Incidentally, 'Mithi' is the Hindi for 'sweet'.)

    • So true, USP.

      It's an absolute pleasure to show you these beautiful places. I'm so glad you like them. Don't you wish you could take your Nikon and go for a nice long walk along the lake? πŸ™‚

      Ouch! I just looked up some pictures. Now either the name of that river of the meaning of Mithi needs to be changed. The place is in a really sorry state.

  7. Pristine it is. Thanks for those wonderful photographs.

    At the same time, one wants to wish that our lakes, we have so many, also could be like this!!Whom to blame?

  8. WOW.. that is all I can say DN.. it is indeed pristine.. great shots..
    keep clicking

  9. wow …its sooooo….beautiful !!!!

  10. The snow clad mountains, the pine trees and clear blue water. What a spot!

  11. Wow..Just loved the place Divya…:-) Wonderful photographs..:-)

  12. Sometimes I wish we could swap places. πŸ™‚

  13. Oh it's Divine! Lovely pics:) Thank you Divya:)

  14. One of my to-go destinations for sure. That background is sure inviting. One day I'll ski there.
    Nice pics.

  15. Thanks for your great article friend, i get new information, new ideas to do something’s, i hope you will share again, i keep waiting for next post, thanks. education systems in usa

  16. Pingback: Lunch cruise on Lake Tahoe |

  17. Pingback: The heavenly 'Heavenly Gondola' ride | Tipsy from the TRIP

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *