Important Lakes in India

Important Lakes of India with location and important points.

Chilika Lake

  • It is located in Odisha.
  • Asia’s largest brackish water lagoon.
  • Important islands like Nalabana, Kalijal, Somolo, Honeymoon, etc.
  • Designated as a Ramsar site in 1981 to afford better protection.
  • Home for migrating birds in winter.

Dal Lake

  • It is situated in Srinagar.
  • Asia’s largest tulip garden is on the banks of this lake.
  • There are three islands in the lake.
  • Famous for floating garden.

Jaisamand Lake

  • It is located in Rajasthan.
  • It is the second largest artificial lake in Asia.
  • it is also known as Dhebar.
  • Jaisamand Lake includes seven islands, of which, one is still occupied by the tribe of Bhil Minas.
  • It was built in the 17th century, a freshwater lake.

Kanwar Lake

  • It is located in Bihar.
  • One of the Asia’s largest freshwater oxbow lake.
  • It has been shrinking at an abnormally high rate.
  • Kanwar Lake is one of the silent bird sanctuaries in India.

Kolleru Lake

  • It is located in Andhra Pradesh.
  • Largest shallow freshwater lake in Asia.
  • It is located between the delta of Godavari and Krishna Rivers.
  • It is designated under Ramsar convention.

Lonar Lake

  • It is saline soda craters lake formed in the basalt rock.
  • It is located in Maharashtra.

Nal Sarovar Lake

  • It is located in Gujarat.
  • It is the home of Largest bird sanctuary of India.

Pulicat Lake

  • It is located in Andhra Pradesh.
  • It is the second largest brackish water lake or lagoon in India.
  • Sriharikota island parts this lake from the Bay of Bengal.

Roop Kund Lake

  • It is located in Uttarakhand.
  • Mystery and Skeletons Lake.
  • It has a very special place for the Hindu believers.

Sambhar Lake

  • It is located in Rajasthan.
  • India’s largest inland salt lake which is in bowl shape.
  • The lake obtains water from an endorheic basin.
  • It is the source of most of Rajasthan’s salt production.

Vembanad Kayal

  • It is located in Kerala.
  • It identified the Vembanad wetland under National Wetlands Conservation Programme.
  • It is the longest lake in India.
  • It is the largest lake of Kerala.

Wular Lake

  • It is located in Jammu and Kashmir.
  • It was created by Tectonic activity and fed by river Jhelum.
  • The lake is one of the 26 Indian wetlands chosen as a Ramsar site.