Top 10 Largest Lake in India - Freshwater Lakes of India

Top 10 Largest Lake in India - Freshwater Lakes of India



In India, you will find lots of water lakes from Kashmir to KanyaKumari. All these water lakes or freshwater lakes flows in different states in India. Most of the lakes in India are salt lakes, brackish water lakes and other types of lakes. So here we are listing India's top 10 largest water lakes or fresh water lakes in India.



1. Vembanad Lake

Location: Kerala
Type: Brackish and Freshwater
Square Area: 2033 square km
Depth: 12 m

This lake is located in Kerala. Best time to visit this lake is winter season. At this season, you can see numerous migration birds in and around this lake.


2. Chilika Lake

Location: Odisha
Type: Brackish
Square Area: 1165 square km
Depth: 4.2 m

This lake is located in Odisha. It is one of the second largest lake in the world. This lake is famous for beautiful dolphins. Visit this beautiful lake by boat and enjoy great boating.

3. Shivaji Sagar Lake

Location: Maharashtra
Type: Artificial and freshwater
Square Area: 891.7 square km
Depth: 80 m

This lake is located in Maharashtra. Shivaji Sagar lake is the most popular picnic spot and it is famous among travelers.

4. Indira Sagar Lake

Location: Madhya Pradesh
Type: Artificial and freshwater
Square Area: 627 square km

This water lake is located in Madhya Pradesh. By damming River Narmada, this lake provides largest power source to nearest villages.

5. Pangong Lake

Location: Ladakh
Type: Saline
Square Area: 700 square km
Depth: 100 m

This lake is located in Ladakh and whole day its color changes as the sun changes its position. Best time to visit this lake is during May and September. You can find here lots of migrants birds.

6. Pulicat Lake

Location: Andhra Pradesh
Type: Brackish
Square Area: 450 square km
Depth: 10 m

This lake is located both in Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. People here come to see the most beautiful and attractive birds. During autumn and spring season, you can see lots of amazing birds. Watch here greater flamingo, spoonbills, kingfishers, ducks and others.

7. Sardar Sarovar Lake

Location: Gujarat, Rajasthan, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh
Type: Artificial and freshwater
Square Area: 375 square km
Depth: 140 m

This lake is located in Gujarat, Rajasthan, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh. This lake is now becoming more popular in Gujrat due to statue of unity. Here many development work in progress. Now people from around the world are visiting here.

8. Nagarjuna Sagar Lake

Location: Telengana
Type: Artificial and freshwater
Square Area: 285 square km

This beautiful lake is located in Telengana. This awesome lake is made by world’s largest masonry dam. People came here for great picnic and boating experience. Near to this lake a most famous tourist spot is available - Ethipothala Falls closer to Andhra Pradesh.



9. Loktak Lake

Location: Manipur
Type: Freshwater
Square Area: 287 square km
Depth: 4.6 m

This lake is located in Manipur and famous for phumdis. Find here most attractive water birds and wetland birds. Many migrants birds come here from north of Himalayas.



10. Wular Lake

Location: Jammu and Kashmir
Type: Freshwater
Square Area: 260 square km
Depth: 14 m

This lake is located in Jammu and Kashmir and it is one of the largest freshwater lakes in India. Here find lots of birds - Himalayan monal, common cuckoo, Himalayan woodpecker, golden oriole, rock dove and others. Wular Lake is the the largest fresh water lake in India.

I hope you have liked the information about largest lakes in India or freshwater lakes in India. We have tried to includes all the largest lakes in India.


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