Northeast India is a nature lover’s paradise with serene beauty. As can be seen from the magical view of amazing lakes and rolling hill-slopes on the backdrops allure tourists from the world around. Thus, the lakes are crystal clear and thriving with aquatic life and birds as well. These lakes are a perfect spot for your leisure holiday.
We have come up with the list of 10 amazing water bodies and lakes in the Northeast India which attracts the tourists and you will definitely cannot afford to miss it.
The largest freshwater body in the Northeast India, Loktak lake is the major attraction in Manipur. Thus, it houses some floating islands that are formed out of clumps of matted weeds called phumdis. Hence,it is famous all over the world for hosting the world’s only floating lake. This lake also houses world’s only floating national park, Keibul Lamjao National Park. It is a natural habitat of brow-antlered deer or the Sangai. The entire place is well known for its preserved and pristine ecology, calm and serene atmosphere and picturesque sightseeing. You can also go on a boat ride to get a closer look at lake life.
Gurudongmar Lake, Sikkim
Gurudongmer lake is a perfect destination if you wish to escape to the mountains. It is the second highest lake in the world that sits on the lap of the Himalayas at an altitude of 17000 feet.
The scenic beauty of the lake is breathtaking of all lakes. The pristine lake the very holy as it is a source to the river Teesta which flows through Sikkim.
The snow-capped mountains encircles it, and its crystal clear water is a sight to behold and cherish forever. There lies a ‘Sarva Dharma Sthal’ near the lake, which is also a very popular place of worship for all religions.
As your travel across the curvy road to the lake, you will find snowy mountains, lush green valleys and countless waterfalls
It is one of the spectacular destinations in Sikkim.
TSONGMO Lake, Sikkim
A winding road through rugged mountain terrain and sharp cliffs take you to Tsomgo. In Bhutia language Tsongmo means the source of water. The melting snows of the mountains is a source of water as they surround the lake.
The scenic beauty of the lake wears the different colour in different season. During, the winter it remains frozen and it looks beautiful in the white covered snow. In the late, spring and summer the snow starts melting.
It also has spiritual significance for the Jhakris (faith healers) who congregate annually on Guru Purnima to offer prayer.
The tourists get the opportunities to take a ride on colourfully decorated yaks.
Umiam Lake, Meghalaya:
The State of Meghalaya in the Northeast region of India offers a splendid scenic beauty. Umiam Lake is one such beautiful tourist spots just 15 km North of Shillong. The lush and lofty hills which make it a scenic reservoir surrounds the lake. A beautiful Lum Nehru Park near the shores of the lake add to its charm. More, there is a small island in the middle of the lake. The panoramic setting and picturesque view attract tourists.
In summer the lake looks lush and vibrant adorned by Gulmohar trees in full blossom. In winter when the lake water level recedes the water turns deep blue. As a result, the beautiful scenic view makes it a perfect spot for photography.
You can enjoy a motorboat ride on the lake and experience cool breeze.
Chandubi Lake, Assam:
Chandubi in Assam is a favourite tourist spot of the people with lush green ambiance. The thick forest and tea garden surrounding the lake gives a perfect panoramic view. Chandubi lake is a natural lake formed out of an intense earthquake in 1897. The place provides tranquillity and serenity to the visitors with its exotic beauty and silence.
In addition there is a natural lagoon which adds to the beauty of the lake. You can witness the migratory birds and other aquatic animals like fish, turtle etc.
For the activity, you can go boating, fishing or rowing. If you are not adventure enthusiast all you can do is sit quietly and enjoy the beauty of the place. The ideal time to visit Chandubi lake is from November to April. It is situated 64 km from Guwahati.
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DEEPOR BEEL, ASSAM
When you wish to escape from the humdrum of life, and you are a dire bird lover. Undoubtedly, Deepor Beel is the place to escape. This lake is a bird sanctuary which is a home to several exotic birds. Henceforth, the migratory birds come for annual breeding. Further, you can witness a herd of elephants drinking and bathing in the lake because of its proximity to Rani and Garbhanga reserve forests. In addition, this beel is a saviour to other animals like leopards, wild cats, porcupines, barking deer and also spotted deer who might roam around the beel.
The Splendid view with a huge lake, hills on one side, farming fields on the far distance and lots of birds will ease your weary mind.
SON BEEL, ASSAM
The hidden treasure of Northeast India, Son Beel lies in the Karimganj district. It is the second largest seasonal wetland in Asia and the largest wetland in Assam. Interestingly, it serves the purpose of farmers as well as fisherman. During the rainy season this stretch of land swells up, and it turns into a lake. In dry winter the water dries up, it becomes fully functional farmland for rice cultivation. The distinctive landscape of Son Beel will undoubtedly appease the tourists. The lush green hills surround it to its east and west, and with the Shingle River passing through the wetland. Henceforth, this beautiful place which is less explored is a picturesque paradise for nature lovers.