Important Lakes in India

Important Lakes in India PDF

Important lakes in India with details and image, List of Largest, state wise, Natural & Artificial, Salt and Sweet Water Lakes PDF in Hindi and English for free download.

Important Lakes of India

Kolleru Lake – Andhra Pradesh : India’s largest lake

  • India’s largest lake is situated between the Krishna and Godavari deltas.
  • Under the Ramsar treaty, it was designated a wetland of international significance in 2002.

Sambhar Lake – Rajasthan

  • The largest inland Salt Lake in India is Sambhar Lake in Rajasthan.
  • The Sambhar Lake is mentioned in the Mahabharata as being a component of the demon king Brishparva’s realm.

 Pushkar Lake – Rajasthan

  • Found in the Rajasthani district of Ajmer’s Pushkar town.
  • Hindus revere Pushkar Lake as a sacred body of water.
  • During the Kartika Poornima holiday in November, thousands of pilgrims visit to take a dip in the lake.

Lonar Lake- Maharashtra

  • After a meteorite struck Earth 50,000 years ago, the Lonar Lake was created.
  • Lonar Lake’s colour changed to pink over night recently, and this information has been reported in the media.
  • Some experts speculate that the pink hue may result from the presence of algae and a low water level.

Pulicat Lake- Andhra Pradesh

  • The massive barrier island known as Sriharikota divides the lake from the Bay of Bengal; it is the second-largest brackish-water lake or lagoon in India.
  • The Satish Dhawan Space Center, where India’s first successful lunar space mission, the Chandrayaan-1, was launched, is located on the island.

Loktak Lake -Manipur

  • North-East India’s largest freshwater lake
  • KeibulLamjao, the only floating national park in the world and the final remaining habitat of the critically endangered sangai or Manipur brow-antlered deer, floats above it.
  • The Ramsar Convention named it a wetland of world importance in 1990.

Sasthamcotta Lake – Kerala

  • Kerala’s largest freshwater lake.
  • The existence of a sizable population of cavaborus larva, which eats germs in the lake water, is responsible for the lake’s water’s purity for drinking.

 Vembanad Lake -Kerala

  • The longest lake in India and the largest lake in the state of Kerala.
  • The Nehru Trophy Boat Race is conducted in a portion of the lake.

Chilka Lake -Odisha : largest coastal lagoon in India

  • Chilika Lake is the largest wintering habitat for migrating birds on the Indian subcontinent.
  • It is a brackish water coastal lake. It is the largest coastal lagoon in India and the second largest lagoon in the world.

Dal Lake – Jammu Kashmir

  • The Dal Lake, also referred to as “Srinagar’s Jewel,” is a lake in Srinagar that is essential to tourism.
  • On the shores of Dal Lake is the biggest tulip garden in Asia.
  • On the shores of Dal Lake lie the NishatBagh, Shalimar Bagh, and Mughal Gardens.

 Nalsarover Lake- Gujarat

  • In 1969, Nalsarovar Lake and the marshes nearby were designated as a bird sanctuary.

Tsomgo Lake – Sikkim

  • Sikkim’s Tsongmo Lake, also known as Changu Lake, is a glacier lake.
  • The lake serves as the setting for the Guru Purnima festival, during which Jhakris from Sikkim congregate there to take advantage of the lake’s therapeutic properties.

Bhimtal Lake – Uttarakhand

  • It is the largest lake in the Kumaon region, which is referred to as India’s “lake district.”
  • The lake has a “C” form.

Barapani Lake- Meghalaya

  • Shillong is home to Barapani or Umiam Lake, which was created in 1965 as a result of the UmiamUmtru Hydro Electric Power Plant, the first hybrid power project in India’s northeast.

Nainital Lake – Uttarakhand

  • Located in the Nainital region, which is also known as India’s Lake District, the lakes are kidney- or crescent-shaped.

Periyar Lake -Kerala

  • Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, a famous elephant reserve and tiger reserve, is situated on the banks of Periyar Lake.
  • Periyar Lake was created in 1895 by building a dam across the Mullaperiyar River.

Hussain Sagar Lake – Telengana

  • Hazrat Hussain Shah Wali constructed the lake in Hyderabad in 1562, during the reign of Ibrahim QuliQutub Shah.
  • Links Hyderabad and Secunderabad, two twin cities.
  • The 16-meter-tall, 350-ton monolithic Buddha statue atop the “Rock of Gibraltar” placed in the middle of the lake is a main draw at Hussain Sagar.

Salim Ali Lake – Maharashtra

  • It has been renamed in honour of Salim Ali, a famous naturalist and ornithologist who is also referred to as the birdman of India.
  • The Salim Ali Sarovar (lake), often referred to as Salim Ali Talab, is situated in Aurangabad close to Delhi Gate and across from HimayatBagh.

Kanwar Lake- Bihar

  • The largest freshwater oxbow lake in Asia is the KanwarTaal or KabarTaal Lake.

Nakki Lake – Rajasthan

  • The Indian hill town of Mount Abu in the Aravalli range is home to Nakki Lake.
  • On February 12, 1948, Mahatma Gandhi’s ashes were scattered into this Holy Lake, and Gandhi Ghat was built.

Bhojtar Lake- Madhya Pradesh

  • The largest artificial lake in Asia, sometimes referred to as Upper Lake.
  • It is located on the western outskirts of Bhopal, the state capital of Madhya Pradesh.

Wular Lake – Jammu Kashmir

  • The Jhelum River feeds India’s largest freshwater lake, Lake Basin, which was created by geological activity.

Ashtamudi Lake

  • Under the Ramsar Convention, it has been designated as a wetland of international significance.

 Pulicat Lake

  • The second-largest brackish water lake on the Coromandel Coast is Pulicat Lake.
  • It is located on the border of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.
  • The lake and the Bay of Bengal are divided by the barrier island of Sriharikota

Salt Water Lakes of India Sambhar Lake Rajasthan

  • It is India’s largest inland Salt Lake.
  • The Sambhar Lake is a bowl-shaped body of water that surrounds the historic town of Sambhar Lake Town, which is situated on National Highway 8 in Rajasthan, 64 kilometres north of Ajmer and 96 kilometres south of Jaipur (in northwest India).

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