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List of largest lakes of India

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Important lakes of Indianames of lakesStateDescriptionKolleru LakeAndhra Pradesh
  • India's largest lake
  • Situated between Krishna and Godavari delta.
  • It was declared a wetland of international importance under the Ramsar Convention in 2002.
Sambhar Lakestate place
  • India's largest inland saline lake.
  • The Mahabharata mentions Sambhar Lake as part of the kingdom of the demon king Brishaparva.
Pushkar LakeRajasthan
  • Located in Pushkar city of Ajmer district of Rajasthan.
  • Pushkar Lake is a sacred lake of Hindus.
  • During the festival of Kartika Purnima in November Thousands of devotees come to take bath in the waters of the lake.
Lonar LakeMaharashtra
  • Lonar Lake was formed after a meteorite hit the Earth 50,000 years ago.
  • Recently, the color of Lonar Lake turned pink overnight and hence, this news is in the news.
  • Some experts suggest that the pink color may be due to the presence of algae and low water levels.
Cotta LakeKerala
  • The largest fresh water lake in Kerala.
  • The purity of the lake water for drinking use is due to the presence of a large number of larvae called caveborus that consume bacteria in the lake water.

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Vemvnad LakeKerala
  • The longest lake in India, and the largest lake in the state of Kerala.
  • The Nehru Trophy Boat Race is held in a part of the lake.
Dal LakeJammu and Kashmir
  • Dal Lake is a lake in Srinagar and is known as the “Jewel in the Crown of Kashmir” or “Jewel of Srinagar” for tourism.
  • Asia's largest tulip garden is located on the banks of Dal Lake.
  • On the banks of Dal Lake are the Mughal Gardens, Shalimar Bagh and Nishatbagh.
Nalsarovar LakeGujaratNalasarovar Lake and its surrounding wetlands were declared a bird sanctuary in 1969.Tsongmo LakeSikkim
  • Tsongmo Lake or Changu Lake is a glacial lake in East Sikkim.
  • The lake is the venue for the Guru Purnima festival in which people gather in the Jhakri Lake area of ​​Sikkim to benefit from the curative properties of the lake's water.

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Bhimtal LakeUttarakhand
  • It is the largest lake in the Kumaon region, which is called the “Lake District of India”.
  • It is a “c” shaped lake.
Barapani LakeMeghalaya
  • Barapani or Umiam Lake is in Shillong.
  • The lake originated in 1965 due to the Umiammutru Hydro Electric Power Project, the first hydro-electric project in the north-east region of India.
Nainital LakeUttarakhand
  • kidney-shaped or crescent-shaped
  • It is situated in Nainital district, which is called the Lake District of India.
Periyar LakeKerala
  • Periyar Lake was formed by the construction of a dam across the Mullaperiyar River in 1895.
  • The famous elephant sanctuary and a tiger reserve, Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is situated on the banks of Periyar Lake.
Hussain Sagar LakeTelangana
  • This lake is in Hyderabad, which was built in 1562 by Hazrat Hussain Shah Wali during the rule of Ibrahim Quliqub Shah.
  • Connects the cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad.
  • A major attraction of Hussain Sagar is the 16 meter high, 350 tonne monolithic Buddha statue on the 'Rock of Gibraltar' installed in the center of the lake.

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Salim Ali LakeMaharashtra
  • It is named after Salim Ali, the great ornithologist, naturalist and bird man of India.
  • Salim Ali Sarovar (lake), popularly known as Salim Ali Talab, is located near Delhi Gate, opposite Himayatbagh, Aurangabad.
Kanwar LakeBiharKanwartal or Kabartal Lake is the largest fresh water oxbow lake in Asia.Nakki Lake– Rajasthan
  • 'Nakki Lake is located in the Indian hill station of Mount Abu in the Aravalli range.
  • On 12 February 1948, the ashes of Mahatma Gandhi were immersed in this sacred lake and Gandhi Ghat was constructed.
Bhojtar LakeMadhya Pradesh
  • Also known as Upper Lake, it is located on the western edge of Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh.
  • It is the largest artificial lake in Asia.
Ashtamudi LakeKerala
  • It is a lagoon in Kollam district of Kerala.
  • It is registered as a wetland of international importance under the Ramsar Convention.
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