GA Notes:”Some Important Lakes of India” For Railway & SSC Exams 2018

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Some Important Lakes of India

Ashtamudi Lake:

  • It is a lagoon in the Kollam district of Kerala.
  • It has been registered as a wetland of international importance under the Ramsar Convention.

Chilka Lake:

  • It is a brackish water coastal lake.
  • It is the largest coastal lagoon in India.
  • It is situated in the state of Odisha.
  • Chilika Lake is the largest wintering ground for migratory birds, on the Indian sub-continent.

Kolleru Lake:

  • It is one of the largest fresh water lake of India.
  • It is situated in Andhra Pradesh.
  • Located between the deltas of the Krishna and Godavari rivers.
  • It was declared a wetland of international importance in 2002 under Ramsar convention.

Loktak Lake:

  • It is the largest fresh water lake in north-east India.
  • It is also called the only ‘Floating Islands Lake’ in the world because of the phumdis floating over it.
  • It is designated a wetland of international importance under Ramsar Convention in 1990.

Pulicat Lake:

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

Pushkar Lake:

  • It is situated in the district of Ajmer.
  • It is an artificial lake.
  • Thousands of pilgrims come to bath in the waters of the lake during the festival of Kartika Poornima in November.

Sambhar Lake:

  • It is situated near Jaipur city.
  • It is the largest inland salt lake of India.

Vembanad Lake:

  • It is the largest lake in Kerala.
  • It is separated from the Arabian Sea by a narrow barrier island.
  • The Nehru Trophy Boat Race is conducted in a portion of the lake.

Wular Lake:

  • It is situated in the Valley of Kashmir between Sopore and Bandipore.
  • It is the largest fresh water lake in India.
  • Jhelum river feeds the lake.

Dal Lake:

  • Dal Lake is a lake in Srinagar and is integral to tourism known as the “Jewel in the crown of Kashmir” or “Srinagar’s Jewel”.
  • Asia’s largest Tulip garden is on the banks of Dal Lake.
  • Mughal gardens, Shalimar Bagh and the Nishat Bagh are on the banks of Dal Lake.

Tsomgo Lake:

  • Tsomgo Lake or Changu Lake, is a glacial lake in the East Sikkim.
  • The lake is the venue for the Guru Purnima festival in which Jhakris of Sikkim assemble at the lake area to derive benefits from the healing qualities of the lake waters.

Bhimtal Lake:

  • It is the largest lake in Kumaon region, known as the “lake district of India”.
  • It is a “C” shaped lake.

Periyar Lake:

  • Periyar Lake is formed by the construction of the dam across the Mullaperiyar River in 1895.
  • The notable elephant reserve and a tiger reserve, Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is located on the banks of Periyar Lake.

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