Indian Lakes

The largest fresh water lakes in Asia and the largest in India, is Wular Lake located in Jammu and Kashmir.

The largest freshwater lake Loktak lake in northeastern India is located in Manipur. It is also called the only floating lake in the world due to the floating phumdis.

The largest coastal lake in India is Chilka Lake is the brackish water lake. The Chilka Lake in situated in Ganjam Orissa and is Asia’s largest inland salt-water lagoon.

Pulicat Lake in Andhra Pradesh is the Second largest brackish – water lake or lagoon in India. Satish Dhawan Space Centre is located here at Sriharikota Island from where India’s successful first lunar space mission, the Chandrayaan-1 was launched.

Vembanad (Vembanad Kayal) is the longest lake in India, and the largest lake in the state of Kerala. It is known as Punnamada Lake in Kuttanad and Kochi Lake in Kochi. It is lagoon lake.

The Nalsarovar Lake in Gujarat is the largest water bird sanctuary in the country. It is the largest wetland bird sanctuary in Gujarat, and one of the largest in India.

Bhimtal Lake is a lake in the town of Bhimtal in Uttarakhand, It is the largest lake in Kumaon region, known as the “lake district of India”.

Periyar Lake (Kerala) is as notable as elephant reserve and a tiger reserve, Periyar National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary (PNP) is located on the banks of Periyar lake.

Salim Ali Sarovar (lake) popularly known as Salim Ali Talab is located near Delhi Gate, opposite Himayat Bagh, Aurangabad.

Nakki Lake is situated in the Indian hill station of Mount Abu in Aravalli range where Mahatma Gandhi’s ashes were immersed in this Holy Lake on 12 February 1948 and Gandhi Ghat was constructed.

Barapani or Umiam Lake is in Shillong .The origin of Lake in 1965 is due to the Umiam Umtru Hydro Electric Power Project ,the first Hydel power project in the North-east region of India.

 

 

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