Kolyvan Lake is a blue gem of the Altai Territory
Zmeinogorsk district in the Altai Territory alwaysfamous for its unique natural features and a promising area for the development of the tourism industry. A significant role for this area is played by the Kolyvan Lake. It is deservedly called a complex monument of nature.
Location of the lake
Kolyvan Lake is located on the very slopeKolyvan range, and three kilometers away from it is the village of Savushki. It is one of the largest reservoirs in the south-western territory of the Altai Territory. Its length is about four kilometers, the width is more than two, and the depth reaches 28 meters.
Very often tourists call Kolyvan LakeSavushkin. This name appeared because of the closely located village of the same name. Not far from Kolyvansky is also the White Lake. And the whole area is called Mountain Kolyvan.
The best way to get to the lake isvisiting the village of Savushki. Turning to the east, just reaching the center of this village, you will see the road leading to the pond. This is the route most often chosen by tourists to visit their favorite vacation spots.
A unique phenomenon
Of course, Kolyvan Lake is famous not onlyits indescribable beauty. The matter is also that its banks are framed by rocks in the form of various figures. Thanks to the human imagination, for some they become similar to the majestic columns, huge palaces, fabulous animals, and even human forms. Scientists explain their education as a consequence of the movement of the waves of the ancient sea, which was once in the territory of the West Siberian lowland, and also by the natural process of weathering. This phenomenon is unique for the Altai Territory. The lake itself is often called a blue gem, set in extraordinary cliffs.
The value of water
Beautiful, calm, and most importantly - unusuallyclean and in our days Kolyvan Lake. Reviews of its beauty and purity of its waters are numerous and true. Confirmation is the presence in the lake of a rare water chestnut (chilima), which is listed in the Red Book of the Russian Federation and is on the verge of extinction. This relict plant, which began its existence in the pre-glacial period. In Altai, chilim is also found in Manzherok lake and some small lakes. This nut contains a lot of protein and starch. Previously, it was not only used for food, but it was also the basis for talismans and amulets. From the shells of chilima are obtained excellent souvenirs. Similar to the devils with horns, they are present not only along the water area, but also on the shores of the Kolyvan Lake.
Of course, local authorities try financiallyto promote the development of active tourism that has swept the Kolyvan Lake. Recreation bases located on the surrounding area, try to provide vacationers with maximum comfort and coziness.
And even in the cold season there is something to do, as you can have a great time in the ski resort "Zmeinogorsky", which has three ski slopes with ski lifts.
The obligation to organize excursions to the Mountain Kolyvan lies on the museum of the history of the development of mining. A. Demidov in the city of Zmeinogorsk, which, in turn, is the best in the Altai.
Nowadays the lake actively promotes the development ofwild tourism. Here there are beautiful numerous places for lovers of a quiet family holiday or lovers of fishing. However, it's quite difficult to get to such wonderful places. In these cases, suitable for hiking, or powerful off-road vehicles.
On the territory of the Mountain Kolyvan are also locatedtourist bases that perfectly complement the rest of those who visit the Kolyvan Lake - Sunny Beach, Golden Fish, Edelweiss, Azure, Pearl. All of them try to provide holidaymakers with the necessary amenities, entertainment, and wellness procedures.
So, the hostel "Sunny Beach" has 13houses, designed to accommodate fifty people, as well as two saunas. In addition, on the shore of the lake services are provided for the rental of ATVs, interesting excursions are organized, there are aquazorbas and tarzanka.
On the territory of the sanatorium "Lazurny" there are16 houses, accommodating up to 70 tourists. Here there are also a sauna, a fast food cafe, and also health services for vacationers, such as massage and phyto bar.
Reviews about the rest on the lake
Most people who visited Kolyvan Lake, speak of it with genuine admiration. Its main advantages are magnificent nature and rocky heaps.
The lake itself is an amazingly beautiful place. Its beaches are covered with rather large sand, and further from the shore the bottom becomes muddy. The water is very clean and warm.
The lake is ideal for fishing enthusiasts. It contains carp, pike, line, perch, roach and ruff.
To the shortcomings, which celebrate the holiday, you canattributed not very close to the location of stores and a small selection of products in them. However, all this goes to the background in comparison with the unforgettable, extraordinary beauty of Kolyvan Lake.