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Lake Tahoe, the largest alpine lake in North America!

I believe a large water body, be it a river, sea, or lake, has a profound effect on men and women living near it. I lived near beautiful Lake Geneva for six years. That lake has become a part of me. Perhaps in my subconscious mind, I long for the silence I used to enjoy while walking along the shores of Lake Geneva.  When I saw Lake Tahoe, I was overwhelmed with joy. After almost two years, I saw a lake similar to Lake Geneva, where I spent countless hours thinking and reflecting on life and death.  Among many romantic getaways in California, the beautiful Lake Tahoe, the largest alpine lake in North America, will take first place.

Among many romantic getaways in California, the beautiful Lake Tahoe, the largest alpine lake in North America, will take the first place. Click To Tweet

A trip to beautiful Lake Tahoe in California!

The first glimpses that flashed in my mind are that of a serene lake, snow-clad mountains,  a golden sand beach, an empty bench, tall pine trees, my daughter playing with a snowman, and a beautiful tunnel.

This solitude is just too perfect! Places like this help us to ditch our mobile screens.

Who needs a storybook to read about Santa’s snowclad fairyland, when your mom takes you to one!

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On some Christmas mornings, “good morning” feels like too much of an understatement when you wake up to this charismatic view and your sweetheart gets to play with a snowman.

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When the wind slightly stirs the surface, I love seeing the dancing ripples on the lake.

Savor the spectacular solitude!


A beautiful tunnel

From every trip I have taken so far, I have memories of inspiring moments. In this scenic California road trip, it was the view from a tunnel; a long dark tunnel, at the end of which I saw not just light but a glimpse of heaven.

From every trip I have taken so far, I have memories of inspiring moments. In this trip, it was the view from a tunnel; a long dark tunnel, at the end of which I saw not just light but a glimpse of heaven. Click To Tweet



Emerald Bay Lookout

On highway 89, the view from the Emerald Bay lookout is serene and eye-soothing. I saw the sky and the mountain floating together in the water. The scene radiates beauty and harmony.

On highway 89, the view from the Emerald Bay lookout is serene and eye soothing. I saw the sky and the mountain floating together in the water. The scene radiates beauty and harmony. Click To Tweet
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This view encapsulates the beauty and the wonder of the lake.

With every turn, the views are stunning. Since it was Christmas that day, almost all the places were crowded. I wanted to spend some quiet time so thought of witnessing the sunset from a less crowded place. Like me, if you want to savor the bliss and beauty of Lake Tahoe away from the crowd then consider backpacking into the Desolation Wilderness. 


Tip: Summertime South Lake Tahoe Itinerary by a fellow travel blogger 

Sunset in Lake Tahoe

Sunset is an extraordinary time when the blue sky turns into purple, orange, and red. After years of travel, I still love gazing at fiery sunsets. A feeling of connection with nature emerges not only in exotic locations but also through these simplest and commonplace experiences.

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Sunset in Lake Tahoe

A feeling of connection with nature emerges not only in exotic locations but also through these simplest and commonplace experiences. Click To Tweet

Seeing the sunset in the Lake Tahoe

If you see the picture above in detail then you can see two little golden statues on my side. Someone perhaps kept the statues there for some special reason. I don’t know exactly why, but I felt good. I saw little Jesus and mother Mary on my side on Christmas evening. Sweet incidents such as these turn our journeys into stories.

A beautiful Christmas evening at Lake Tahoe. I sat in between two beautiful small statues of Jesus and mother Mary

I was surprised to see how exquisitely this lake mirrors the purity of the sky.

Travel Tip: Also read North Lake Tahoe in Summer


Where to stay in Lake Tahoe

I spent 4 beautiful nights at the Franciscan Lakeside Lodge, a small and cozy lodge by the shores of Lake Tahoe, with direct access to the beach. Our beautifully decorated lakeside studio was equipped with a kitchenette and was perfect for our family of three. My daughter loved her yummy cheese omelet for breakfast while watching the scintillating blue lake from the comfort of our cozy room. When I opened the window, birds’ songs filled our room. Seeing tall pine trees through the window and watching colorful birds was my favorite morning activity during the stay. This place is also perfect for couples in search for romantic escapes! If you are planning a trip to Lake Tahoe, Franciscan Lakeside Lodge has it all. Nature, comfort, and solitude! Book your stay at the Franciscan Lakeside Lodge.

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After the sunset, I bid adieu to this picturesque, majestic and sublime lake and returned to our hotel. The next day we explored the city and took the gondola to go up into the mountains.

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Chirasree Banerjee

Hello. My name is Chirasree. I have been traveling for almost 11 years to places all over the world. I enter into a separate reality during my travels and enjoy the allure of escape from the mundane. I seek beauty through nature and human-made creations. Because beauty is powerful. I seek knowledge. I observe, absorb, and write about the places I visit and the profound realizations and inspirations that each place has to offer.

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  1. looks amazing, i have never been before but this makes me change my mind 🙂

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