Loktak Lake

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    Location: Manipur, India.

    Visiting time: 2 hours.

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    Manipur is home to some of the most outstanding landmarks along with natural beauties. Manipur is blessed with the best of everything by nature, it may be the virid valleys or the straining lakes, or the forest-covered hills. And in the Indian state of Manipur, the primitive Loktak is the largest freshwater lake. It is a travel attraction place situated in North East India. For any visitor, the principal attraction of the state is the Loktak Lake, situated in Bishnupur District which is at a distance of 48kms from Imphal City.


    It is one of the attractions of the town. People from many places come to visit this place. When you come here, it removes all your monotony. You should definitely visit this picturesque lake because watching the lake in pictures and in reality differs greatly. This amazing picturesque lake will take your breath away whenever you will make visit this lake for the first time ever. This lake is located at the foothills of the mountain. This lake gives complete sustenance to this place’s animals, directly or indirectly. Phumdis are the most popular, unique, and weird type of vegetation which is the wonder of this region only because of its amazing shape and size. Besides, in the world, look lake is the one and only natural floating lake situated on a river. Here you can also enjoy wonderful boating.


    Loktak Lake is the largest freshwater lake in Northeast India and is famous for the phumdis floating over it. The lake is located at Moirang in Manipur state, India.

    For over 55 villages and hamlets, this Loktak Lake has been the primary origin of sustenance since primitive times. These people have been provided with food, water, occupation, shelter, and above all sustenance by the lake.  To the local fishermen and other folks alike, the lake is home. From far and wide, tourists are invited by the lake for its ethereal beauty of it. The Keibul Lamjao National Park, the only floating national park all over the world is housed by this lake and is also the last refugee of some endangered animals, such as bore antlered deer which is known as the state animal of Manipur

    Inside/Outside Views

    Loktak lake is large fresh water lake in Manipur, India.

    The whole view of this place is mesmerizing. Resembling a petty inland sea, it is a beautiful expanse of water. From Sendra, visitors can catch a bird’s eye view of lotak lake. Fishermen living in Phumdis, floating islands in floating huts familiar as Phumsangs are identical sights of this lake. About 230 species of aquatic plants,100 types of birds, and 400 species of fauna; such as barking deer, sambar, and Indian python are sheltered by this beautiful lake. For the birdwatchers, this lake is a visual treat, where he can find species like a black kite, East Himalayan pied kingfisher, northern hill myna, lesser eastern jungle crow, Burmese pied myna, and lesser skylark.

    Opening Hours

    Anytime of the day.

    Entry & Others Fees

    No fees are needed. It is free of cost.

    How to Reach

    By air: With about a distance of 48km, Imphal international airport is the nearest airport to reach Loktak Lake. Major cities of the Indian state, Kolkata, Delhi, Guwahati, Aizawl, Silchar, and Dimapur, are provided direct flights from this airport. From the airport, you can hire a cab or any other private transport to the Lake.

    By Rail: With about a distance of 215 km from Imphal by road, the nearest railhead is at Dimapur on the broad gauge line of the Northeast Frontier Railways. Another railhead on the Manipur border is Jiribam around a distance of 225 km from Imphal. From the rail station, you have to hire a cab or another private transport to reach your destination.

    By Road: From Imphal city, it is 48 km away. You can get public and private transport available here to reach the Lake.

    Tips for Travellers

    You should take a small bag Where you can carry all the important things.


    Que-01: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: Though the lake is free from any kind of danger you need to be a little careful while roaming in the lake. And if you are new to visiting the city then you should get the contact number of the nearest help center or go to the police station.

    Nearest Police Station: Loktak Police Station. Loktak , Manipur, India.

    Que-02: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: Though the lake is an open place as well as a public place, there isn’t any kind of obstacle in any kind of photography or videography. In fact, if you are a passionate photographer of nature or a wildlife photographer then you might get the best clicks of nature or the wilds which can really make you pleased.  

    Que-03: Best time to visit the lake?

    Ans: Throughout the year this amazing valley gets a high concentration of rainfall except in February and March, the two dry months. So the ideal time to visit this picturesque lake, these two months are best though the monsoon is going to force you to stay indoors. Besides, February and March will provide you stability but the other times the voluminous temperature variations may endeavor you to abandon all your plans.

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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