Trick to Remember Lakes in Indiaभारत की झील

Must know lakes of India 

1. Kolleru Lake: Andhra Pradesh

Important Facts about it:
* This lake is between Krishna and Godavari delta.
* Atapaka Bird Sanctuary is located on Kolleru Lake’s banks.


2. Sambhar Lake: Rajasthan
Important Facts about it:
* It is India’s largest inland salt lake.

3. Pushkar Lake: Rajasthan
Important Facts about it:
* It is a sacred lake of the Hindus.


4.Wular Lake - Jammu Kashmir
Important Facts about it:

* it is the largest Freshwater lake of India.

* Its basin was formed as a result of tectonic activity and is fed by the Jhelum River.

5. Pulicat Lake- Andhra Pradesh
Important Facts about it:

* The island is home to the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, the launch site of India's successful first lunar space mission, the Chandrayaan-1.

6. Loktak Lake –Manipur
Important Facts about it:

* Loktak Lake is the Largest freshwater lake in North -East India
* Keibul Lamjao the only floating national park in the world floats on this lake, which is the last natural refuge of the endangered sangai or Manipur brow-antlered deer.

7. Sasthamcotta Lake: Kerala
Important Facts about it:

* The purity of the lake water for drinking use is attributed to the presence of large population of larva called cavaborus that consumes bacteria in the lake water.

8. Vembanad Lake: Kerala
Important Facts about it:
* Vembanad (Vembanad Kayal or Vembanad Kol) 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.
* The Nehru Trophy Boat Race is conducted in a portion of the lake.

9. Chilka Lake –Odisha

Important Facts about it:
* It spreads over Puri, Khurda and Ganjam districts of Odisha at the mouth of the Daya River, flowing into the Bay of Bengal, covering an area of over 1,100 km2.
* It is the largest coastal lagoon in India and the second largest lagoon in the world.
* Chilika Lake is the largest wintering ground for migratory birds, on the Indian sub-continent.

10. Dal Lake: Jammu Kashmir

Important Facts about it:
* It is known as "Jewel in the crown of Kashmir" or "Srinagar's Jewel".

* Asia's largest Tulip garden is on its banks.

* Mughal gardens, Shalimar Bagh and the Nishat Bagh are on the banks of Dal Lake.

11. Nalsarover Lake: Gujarat
Important Facts about it:

* This lake is the home of migratory birds in winter and spring, it is the largest wetland bird sanctuary in Gujarat, and one of the largest in India.

12. Tsomgo Lake: Sikkim
Important Facts about it:

* Tsongmo Lake or Changu Lake, is a glacial lake in the East Sikkim.
* The lake is the venue for the Guru Purnima festival where Jhakris of Sikkim gather

13. Bhimtal Lake: Uttarakhand
Important Facts about it:
* It is the largest lake in Kumaon region, known as the lake district of India and know for its C shaped lake.

14. Barapani Lake: Meghalaya
Important Facts about it:

* First Hydel power project of North-east region of India was set up on this lake.

15. Nainital Lake: Uttarakhand
Important Facts about it:

* This lake is known for its kidney or crescent shape.

16. Periyar Lake: Kerala
* Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is located on its banks.

17. Hussain Sagar Lake: Telengana
Important Facts about it:

* It was built by Hazrat Hussain Shah Wali in 1562, during the rule of Ibrahim Quli Qutub Shah. It connects the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad.

* It is also the home of 16 meter high, 350 tonne monolithic Buddha statue on the Rock of Gibraltar installed at the center of the lake.

18. Salim Ali Lake: Maharashtra
Important Facts about it:

* Name after the great ornithologist, naturalist Salim Ali
* Salim Ali Sarovar (lake) popularly known as Salim Ali Talab is located near Delhi Gate, opposite Himayat Bagh, Aurangabad.

19. Kanwar Lake: Bihar
Important Facts about it:

* Kanwar Lake Bird Sanctuary
* Itis Asia's largest freshwater oxbow lake.

20. Nakki Lake: Rajasthan
Important Facts about it:

* Legend has it that it is knows as Nakki as it was dug out from Nails (Nakh).
* It is situated in Mount Abu
* Mahatma Gandhi's ashes were immersed in this Holy Lake on 12 February 1948 and Gandhi Ghat was constructed.

21. Bhojtal Lake: Madhya Pradesh
Important Facts about it:

* Located in Bhopal it is also known as Upper Lake
* It is the largest artificial lake in Asia.

22. Surajkund: Haryana

23. Ulsoor lake: Bangalore, Karnataka

24. Sambhar lake: Rajasthan

25. Pichola lake: Udaipur, Rajasthan

26. Pangong lake: Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir

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