Loktak Lake

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Loktak Lake


Loktak Lake of Imphal is the world’s only Floating Lake and seems like an entire ecosystem in itself. There is a varied collection of flora and fauna around this freshwater lake.

Loktak Lake has also earned the laurel of being ‘the wetland of international importance’ under the Ramsar Convention on March 23, 1990. The lake is spread over an area of 286 sq km and is located at a height of 768.5 m. This Lake also serves as the source of irrigation, hydro power generation and also solves the problem of drinking water in the vicinity.

The most important feature of the Lake are the ‘phumdis’ or the floating organic matter including soil can be seen floating on the Lake, giving the impression, of land floating on water! You can also find a diverse species of flora and fauna here. About, 116 species of birds and 233 species of fauna have been observed here. This rich biodiversity and combined with breathtaking scenic beauty has popularized this Lake among the visitors!

Best time to visit

The best time to visit Loktak Lake is from November to early March, due to pleasant winters.


There are a number of water sports organised in the vicinity of the Lake.


There are no set visiting hours for viewing the Lake.

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