The Ramgarh lake of Gorakhpur is one of the city’s main tourist attractions and has a circumference of 18 kms covering about 1,790 acres of area. The lake has a little uncertain history to it- it is believed that there was a village named Ramgarh that collapsed due to a disaster creating a big hole that eventually got filled with water. Lo and behold! A beautiful Lake is formed! The Lake is a beautiful sight- blue water, people enjoying a family picnic, and little villages around it. Ramgarh Tal is a rich source of fish and its water is also used for irrigation, supporting livelihood of many. Government made generous attempts to beautify it by means of a Buddha Museum, a planetarium, a park and some water sports facilities. Unfortunately, the water quality of this Lake has deterioted over time owing to it being treated as a dumping ground for sewage by nearby residential colonies. However, restoration efforts have paid off and the lake is as beaming with beauty as ever. The bird watchers will have a good time as a number of migratory birds are seen flying over the Taal. Can you capture them in your lenses?