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List of Important Indian Lakes

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In SSC, Banking, LIC, Railways, and other competitive exams, the General Awareness section plays an important role nowadays since it is a very scoring section. In this article, we will cover one of the topics of this section i.e “Important Lakes in India”. This is a very easy topic and if students read it comprehensively it will enhance their preparation and the possibility of their selection will increase.

List of some important lakes in India:

                            Lake                               Location                                                                                                                                                Significance
Kolleru Lake  Andhra Pradesh
  • The largest lake in India. 
     
  • It was declared as a wetland of international importance in 2002 under the Ramsar convention
Sambhar Lake  Rajasthan
  • India’s largest inland salt lake.
Pushkar Lake  Ajmer district of Rajasthan
  • Pushkar Lake is a holy lake of the Hindus.
 Lonar Lake Maharashtra 
  • It is also known as Lonar Crater as it was formed  after a meteorite hit the Earth.
 Loktak Lake 

 

Manipur
  • It is the largest freshwater lake in North-East India.
     
  • Keibul Lamjao, the only floating national park in the world floats over it.
     
  •  It is home to endangered sangai or Manipur brow-antlered deer.
     
  • It is designated as a  wetland under Ramsar Convention in 1990.
Sasthamcotta Lake 
 
Kerala
  • The largest freshwater lake in Kerala.
Vembanad Lake 

 

Kerala
  • The longest lake in India, and the largest lake in the state of Kerala.
     
  • The famous Nehru Trophy Boat Race is conducted  .
 Chilika Lake
 

 

Odisha
  • It is the largest coastal lagoon in India and the second largest lagoon in the world.
     
  • It is the home to the migratory birds.
     
  • It is a coastal lake.
Dal Lake 
 
Jammu Kashmir
  • It is also known as the “Jewel in the crown of Kashmir” or “Srinagar’s Jewel”.
     
  • Asia’s largest Tulip garden found here.
     
  • The famous Mughal gardens, Shalimar Bagh etc are situated here .
Nalsarovar Lake
 
Gujarat
  • It was declared a bird sanctuary in 1969.
Tsomgo Lake 
 
Sikkim
  • It is a glacial lake.
     
  • Water of the lake is famous for it healing properties.
Bhimtal Lake 

 

Uttarakhand
  • It is the largest lake in Kumaon region.
     
 Barapani Lake
 
Meghalaya
  • It is also known as  Umiam Lake and it is in Shillong.
     
  • Umiam Umtru Hydro Electric Power Project, the first Hydel power project in the Northeast region of India.
Periyar Lake 

 

Kerala
  • It is formed by the construction of the dam across the Mullaperiyar River in 1895.
     
  • The Elephant reserve and the Tiger reserve, Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is located here.
Hussain Sagar Lake 
 
Telangana
  • It was built by Hazrat Hussain Shah Wali in 1562, during the rule of Ibrahim QuliQutub Shah.
     
  • It Connects the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad.
 Salim Ali Lake 
 
Maharashtra
  • It is named after ornithologist, Salim Ali who is also known as “Birdman of India“.
Wular Lake 
 
Jammu Kashmir
  • It is the Largest Freshwater Lake in India.
     
  • It was formed as a result of tectonic activity and it collects the water from the Jhelum River.
     

Pulicat Lake

 

Coromandel Coast.
  • It is the second-largest brackish water lake.
     
  • It lies on the border of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.
     
  • The island of Sriharikota separates the lake from the Bay of Bengal.
Ashtamudi Lake

 

Kollam district of Kerala.
  • It is a lagoon.
     
  • It is designated as a wetland of international importance under the Ramsar Convention. 

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