List of Lakes

Lake is a surface water body which is surrounded by land. Lakes take the water from rivers and act as a source of water. Lakes are not a part of the ocean, and are distinct from lagoons which are shallow body of water separated from a larger body of water by barrier islands. Lakes are also larger and deeper than ponds, though there are no official or scientific definitions that could precisely distinguish lakes, ponds, swamps, and even rivers. It may be said that rivers and streams are relatively fast moving; marshes and swamps contain relatively large quantities of grasses, trees, or shrubs; and ponds are relatively small in comparison with lakes.

The larger and deeper lakes are a significant factor within the cycle of water—from rain to surface water, ice, soil moisture, or groundwater and then to water vapour. These lakes receive the drainage from vast tracts of land, store it, pass it on seaward, or lose it to the atmosphere by evaporation. Even the smaller lakes play an important hydrologic role.

 

India is place known for various natural resources. Out of all the resources water bodies have a significant hold on the pleasing beauty of our country. There are multiple lakes in almost every state which are one of the major sources of natural beauty in India.

Lakes can be broadly divided into two: –

(i) Natural Lakes

(ii) Artificial Lakes

Natural lakes are generally found in mountainous areas, rift zones, and areas with ongoing glaciations. Other lakes are found along the courses of mature rivers. Because of chaotic drainage patterns left over from the last Ice Age, some parts of the world have many lakes. All lakes are temporary over geologic time scales, as they will slowly fill in with sediments or spill out of the basin containing them.

Artificial lakes can be formed by building a dam across a valley, by surrounding a piece of land with dykes and diverting a part of the river flow into the reservoir. They are made to store water for agricultural purposes, for electricity generation and even for the naturalistic purposes like creation of bird habitats.

 

Benefits of Lakes:-

(i) It helps to regulate the flow of a river.

(ii) It prevents flooding and promotes agriculture.

(iii) It helps to maintain an even flow of water and provides water for domestic proposes during dry season

(iv) Used for developing Hydro-electric power.

(v) They influence the climate in the surrounding region.

(vi) It maintains the aquatic ecosystem.

(vii) It enhances natural beauty and helps develop tourism and provide recreation.

 

 

STATEWISE LIST OF LAKES IN INDIA

Andhra Pradesh

  1. Kolleru Lake
  2. Pulicat Lake

Assam

  1. Chandubi Lake
  2. Chapanala Lake
  3. Haflong Lake
  4. Son Beel Lake

Bihar

  1. Kanwar Lake

Gujrat

  1. Hamirsar Lake
  2. Kankaria Lake
  3. Lakhota Lake
  4. Sursagar Lake
  5. Thol Lake
  6. Vastrapur Lake

Himachal Pradesh

  1. Brighu Lake
  2. Dashair and Dhankar Lake
  3. Kareri and Kumarwah lake
  4. Khajjiar Lake
  5. Macchial Lake
  6. Manimahesh Lake
  7. Nako Lake
  8. Pandoh Lake
  9. Prashar Lake
  10. Renuka Lake
  11. Rewalsar Lake
  12. Seruvalsar and Manimahesh Lake

Haryana

  1. Badkhal Lake
  2. Beauty lake
  3. Blue Bird Lake
  4. Brahma Sarovar
  5. Current lake
  6. Karna Lake
  7. Sannihit Sarovar
  8. Surajkund
  9. Tilyar Lake

Jammu & Kashmir

  1. Dal Lake
  2. Manasbal Lake
  3. Mansar Lake
  4. Pangong Tso
  5. Sheshnag Lake
  6. Tso Moriri
  7. Wular Lake

Karnataka

  1. Agara Lake
  2. Bellandur Lake
  3. Byrasandra Lake
  4. Hebbal Lake
  5. Kempambudhi Lake
  6. Lalbagh Lake
  7. Madiwala Lake
  8. Puttenahalli Lake
  9. Sankey Lake
  10. Ulsoor Lake
  11. Dalavai Lake
  12. Devanoor Lake
  13. Karanji lake
  14. Kukkarahalli lake
  15. Lingambudhi Lake
  16. Honnamana Kere
  17. Pampa Sarovar

Kerala

  1. Ashtamudi Lake
  2. Kuttanad Lake
  3. Maanaanchira
  4. Manakody
  5. Padinjarechira
  6. Paravur Kayal
  7. Punnamada Lake
  8. Shasthamkotta lake
  9. Vadakkechira
  10. Vanchikulam
  11. Vellayani Lake
  12. Vembanad Lake

Madhya Pradesh

  1. Bhoj Wetland
  2. Lower Lake
  3. Moti lake
  4. Sarang pani lake
  5. Shahpura lake
  6. Tawa Reservoir
  7. Upper Lake

Maharashtra

  1. Gorewada Lake
  2. Khindsi Lake
  3. Lonar Lake
  4. Mehrun Lake
  5. Pashan Lake
  6. Powai Lake
  7. Rankala Lake
  8. Salim Ali Lake
  9. Shivasagar lake
  10. Talao Pali
  11. Upvan Lake
  12. Venna Lake

Meghalaya

  1. Umiam Lake

Manipur

  1. Loktak Lake

Mizoram

  1. Palak dïl
  2. Tam Dil

Orissa

  1. Anshupa Lake
  2. Chilika Lake
  3. Kanjia lake

Punjab

  1. Harike Lake
  2. Kanjli Lake
  3. Ropar Lake

Rajasthan

  1. Ana Sagar Lake
  2. Balsamand lake
  3. Dhebar Lake
  4. Jaisamand Lake
  5. Jal Mahal, Man Sagar lake
  6. Kaylana Lake
  7. Nakki Lake
  8. Pushkar Lake
  9. Rajsamand Lake
  10. Ramgarh Lake
  11. Talwara Lake
  12. Sambhar Salt Lake
  13. Fateh Sagar Lake
  14. Rangsagar lake
  15. Uday sagar Lake

Sikkim

  1. Gurudongmar Lake
  2. Khecheopalri Lake
  3. Lake Tsongmo
  4. Lake Cholamu

Telengana

  1. Alwal Cheruvu Lake
  2. Durgam Cheruvu (Secret Lake)
  3. Himayat Sagar
  4. Hussain Sagar
  5. Osman Sagar
  6. Safilguda Lake
  7. Saroornagar Lake
  8. Shamirpet Lake

Tamil Nadu

  1. Berijam Lake
  2. Chembarambakkam Lake
  3. Kaliveli Lake
  4. Kaveripakkam Lake
  5. Kodaikanal Lake
  6. Ooty Lake
  7. Perumal Eri
  8. Red Hills Lake
  9. Sholavaram Lake
  10. Singanallur Lake
  11. Veeranam Lake

Uttar Pradesh

  1. Amakhera Lake
  2. Barua Sagar Tal
  3. Belasagar Lake
  4. Bhadi Tal
  5. Chando Tal Lake
  6. Keetham Lake
  7. Nachan Tal
  8. Ramgarh Tal Lake
  9. Sheikha Jheel

Uttarakhand

  1. Skeleton Lake (Roopkund Lake)
  2. Bhimtal Lake
  3. Dodital
  4. Nainital Lake
  5. Naukuchiatal
  6. Sat Tal

West Bengal

  1. Debar Lake
  2. East Calcutta Wetlands
  3. Jore Pokhri
  4. Mirik Lake
  5. Rabindra Sarobar
  6. Rasikbil
  7. Santragachhi Lake
  8. Senchal Lake