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List of Lakes in India

Lakes NameRiver NameTypeSurface areaLocationState Name
Kolleru LakeKrishna and GodavariFresh water245 km2VijayawadaAndhra Pradesh
Pulicat LakeArani River, Kalangi River and Swarnamukhi RiverBrackish to salty250-450 km2Chennai, Sriharikota, SullurpetaAndhra Pradesh
Deepor BeelBrahmaputra RiverFresh water4,014 km2GuwahatiAssam
Chandubi LakeKulsi RiverN.A100 haGuwhataiAssam
Haflong LakeN.AHigh altitude lakeN.ASilcharAssam
Son BeelKakra RiverFresh water Tectonic lake34.58 km2KarimganjAssam
Kanwar LakeGandak RiverN.AN.ABegusaraiBihar
Hamirsar LakeN.AArtificial lake11 haBhujGujarat
Kankaria LakeN.AArtificial lakeN.AAhmedabadGujarat
Nal SarovarBhogawo RiverN.A123 km2Ahmedabad-WestGujarat
Narayan SarovarN.AArtificial lakeN.ABhujGujarat
Thol LakeN.AArtificial lake14 km2Ahmedabad-WestGujarat
Vastrapur LakeNarmada RiverFresh watersN.AAhmedabad-WestGujarat
Lakhota LakeN.AN.AN.AJamnagarGujarat
Sursagar LakeN.AArtificial lake22,800 m2 (approx.)VadodaraGujarat
Brighu LakeN.AHigh altitude lakeN.AKulluHimachal Pradesh
Dashir LakeN.AHigh altitude lakeN.AKeylongHimachal Pradesh
Dhankar LakeN.AHigh altitude lakeN.AKulluHimachal Pradesh
Kareri (Kumarwah) lakeN.AFreshwater, High altitude lake2934 meters (sea level)DharamsalaHimachal Pradesh
Khajjiar LakeRavi RiverMid altitude lake4180.64 m2ChambaHimachal Pradesh
Macchial LakeN.ALow altitude lakeN.AMandiHimachal Pradesh
Maharana Pratap SagarBeas RiverN.A400 Km2 (approx.)KangraHimachal Pradesh
Manimahesh LakeN.AHigh altitude lakeN.AChambaHimachal Pradesh
Nako LakeN.AHigh altitude lakeN.AKinnaurHimachal Pradesh
Pandoh LakeBeas RiverN.AN.AMandiHimachal Pradesh
Prashar LakeN.AHolomicticN.AMandiHimachal Pradesh
Renuka LakeN.ALow altitude lakeN.ASirmourHimachal Pradesh
Rewalsar LakeN.AMid altitude lakeN.AMandiHimachal Pradesh
Seruvalsar LakeN.AHigh altitude lakeN.AChambaHimachal Pradesh
Manimahesh LakeN.AHigh altitude lakeN.AChambaHimachal Pradesh
Suraj TaalChandra RiverHigh altitude lakeN.ALahaul and SpitiHimachal Pradesh
Chandra TaalN.ASweet Water lakeN.ALahaul and SpitiHimachal Pradesh
Badkhal LakeN.ANatural Water ake206 AcresFaridabadHaryana
Brahma SarovarRajwaha RiverAncient Water Tank430 metersThanesarHaryana
Karna LakeN.ALandscapedN.AUchanaHaryana
Sannihit SarovarSeven Sacred Sarasvatis of Rig VedaHoly Water TankN.AThanesarHaryana
Surajkund LakeN.AAncient Reservoir99 AcresSunamHaryana
Tilyar LakeN.AN.A132 AcresRohtakHaryana
Blue Bird LakeN.AN.A20 AcresHisarHaryana
Dal LakeJhelum RiverWarm monomictic22 Km2SrinagarJammu and Kashmir
Pangong TsoN.ASoda lake700 Km2 (approx.)JammuJammu and Kashmir
Tso MoririN.ABrackish30,000 AcresJammuJammu and Kashmir
Wular LakeJhelum RiverFresh-Water lake30 - 260 km2SrinagarJammu and Kashmir
Manasbal LakeJhelum RiverMixing Monomictic2.81 Km2SrinagarJammu and Kashmir
Mansar LakeN.AHolocene mono-mictic, Oligotropic0.59 Km2JammuJammu and Kashmir
Sheshnag LakeLidder RiverAlpine high altitude, Oligotrophic lakeN.AAnantnagJammu and Kashmir
Bellandur Lake (Bangalore)Ponnaiyar RiverN.A3.61 Km2BengaluruKarnataka
Ulsoor Lake (Bangalore)N.AStalewater123.6 AcresBengaluruKarnataka
Sankey Lake (Bangalore)N.AArtificial lake or tank37.1 AcresBengaluruKarnataka
Hebbal Lake (Bangalore)N.AN.A150 AcresBengaluruKarnataka
Lalbagh Lake (Bangalore)N.AN.A40 AcresBengaluruKarnataka
Puttenahalli Lake (Bangalore)N.AN.A13 AcresBengaluruKarnataka
Madiwala Lake (Bangalore)N.AArtificial tropical lake114.3 ha BengaluruKarnataka
Agara Lake (Bangalore)N.AArtificial lake0.24 km2BengaluruKarnataka
Karanji lake (Mysore)N.AN.A90 haMysoreKarnataka
Kukkarahalli lake (Mysore)N.AFreshwater, Recreational and Fisheries150 AcresMysoreKarnataka
Lingambudhi Lake (Mysore)Kaveri RiverPerennial freshwaterN.AMysoreKarnataka
Pampa SarovarTungabhadra RiverSacred Pond ( Holy Pond for Hindus epic)N.AKoppalKarnataka
Ashtamudi LakeKallada RiverUnique wetland ecosystem, a palm-shaped61.42 km2KollamKerala
Maanaanchira LakeN.AArtificial, freshwater lake3.49 AcresKozhikodeKerala
Padinjare chira LakeN.AArtificial pondN.AThrissurKerala
Paravur KayalIthikkara RiverFresh and backwater6.62 km2KollamKerala
Punnamada Lake (Vembanad lake)Achenkovil, Manimala, Meenachil, Muvattupuzha, Pamba, Periyar RiversN.A2033 km2AlappuzhaKerala
Shasthamkotta lakeKallada RiverLargest freshwater lake920 AcresKollamKerala
VadakkechiraN.AArtificial pond4 AcresThrissurKerala
Vellayani LakeKaramana RiverN.AN.AThiruvananthapuramKerala
Upper Lake (Bhopal)Kolans RiverN.A31 km 2BhopalMadhya Pradesh
Lower Lake, BhopalN.AN.A1.29 km2BhopalMadhya Pradesh
Moti Jheel, KanpurN.AArtificial lakeN.AKanpurUttar Pradesh
Gorewada LakePili RiverFresh water lakeN.ANagpurMaharashtra
Lonar LakeN.AImpact crater lake, salt lake1.13 Km2LonarMaharashtra
Pashan LakeRam NadiArtificial lake40 Km2PuneMaharashtra
Powai LakeN.AArtificial lake520 AcresMumbaiMaharashtra
Rankala LakeN.APicturesque lake107 haKolhapurMaharashtra
Shivajisagar lakeKoyna RiverReservoir891.78 km2SataraMaharashtra
Talao Pali LakeN.AN.AN.AThaneMaharashtra
Upvan LakeN.AN.A500 km2ThaneMaharashtra
Venna LakeN.AN.A28 AcresMahabaleshwarMaharashtra
Umiam LakeUmiam RiverN.AN.AShillongMeghalaya
Loktak LakeManipur RiverFresh water (lentic)287 Km2MoirangManipur
Palak Dil LakeN.ALentic Lake1.5 Km2SaihaMizoram
Tam Dil LakeN.AReservoirN.AAizawlMizoram
Anshupa LakeMahanadi RiverFresh water lake141 haCuttackOdisha
Chilka LakeDaya RiverBrackish water1,165 Km2PuriOdisha
Kanjia lakeMahanadi RiverNatural lake190 AcresBhubaneswarOdisha
Kanjli WetlandBien RiverFreshwater lake4.9 Km2KapurthalaPunjab
Harike WetlandBeas River and Sutlej RiverFreshwater lake4100 haTarn Taran SahibPunjab
Ropar WetlandSutlej RiverMan-made freshwater1,365 haRupnagarPunjab
Dhebar LakeGomati RiverReservoir87 Km2UdaipurRajasthan
Kaylana LakeN.AArtificial lake84 Km2JodhpurRajasthan
Nakki LakeN.AArtificial lakeN.ASirohiRajasthan
Pachpadra LakeN.ASaline lakeN.ABarmerRajasthan
Pushkar LakeLuni RiverArtificial lake22 km2AjmerRajasthan
Ana Sagar LakeN.AArtificial lake97 haAjmerRajasthan
Rajsamand LakeGomati RiverReservoir510 km2KankroliRajasthan
Sambhar Salt LakeN.ASalt Lake230 km2JaipurRajasthan
Ramgarh LakeN.AArtificial lake15.5 Km2JaipurRajasthan
Siliserhlake, AlwarN.ABeautiful artificial lake7 Km2AlwarRajasthan
Man Sagar lakeN.AFreshwater - Recreational300 AcresJaipurRajasthan
Lake Salusagar    Rajasthan
Dudh TalaiN.ASmall water tankN.AUdaipurRajasthan
Fateh Sagar LakeAyad RiverArtificial, fresh water, polymictic lake4 km2UdaipurRajasthan
Pichola lakeN.AFreshwater lake1,720 AcresUdaipurRajasthan
Rangsagar lakeN.ASmall artificial lakeN.AUdaipurRajasthan
Swaroopsagar lakeAyad RiverSmall artificial lake4 km2UdaipurRajasthan
Gurudongmar LakeN.AFresh water lakeN.ANorth SikkimSikkim
Khecheopalri LakeN.ASacred lake9.4 AcresPelling, West SikkimSikkim
Lake TsongmoN.AGlacial lakeN.AEast SikkimSikkim
Lake CholamuN.AGlacial, fresh-water lakeN.ANorth SikkimSikkim
Hussain SagarMusi RiverArtificial lake4.4 Km2HyderabadTelangana
Osman SagarMusi RiverArtificial lake46 km2HyderabadTelangana
Himayat SagarMusi RiverArtificial lakeN.AHyderabadTelangana
Shamirpet LakeN.AArtificial lake100 AcresHyderabadTelangana
Mir Alam TankMusi RiverArtificial lake1.7 Km2HyderabadTelangana
Durgam Cheruvu (Secret Lake)N.AFreshwater83 AcresHyderabadTelangana
Saroornagar LakeN.AArtificial lake99 AcresHyderabadTelangana
Alwal Cheruvu LakeN.AArtificial lakeN.ASecunderabadTelangana
Berijam LakeN.AFreshwater59 AcresDindigulTamil Nadu
Chembarambakkam LakeAdyar RiverArtificial lake3,800 AcresChennaiTamil Nadu
Kodaikanal LakeN.AFresh-water, Artificial lakeN.AKodaikanalTamil Nadu
Ooty LakeN.AArtificial lake3.885 Km2UdhagamandalamTamil Nadu
Red Hills Lake (Puzhal lake)N.AArtificial lake18.21 Km2ChennaiTamil Nadu
Singanallur LakeN.AN.AN.ACoimbatoreTamil Nadu
Sholavaram LakeN.AN.AN.AThiruvallur Tamil Nadu
Veeranam LakeN.AArtificial, intermittent lake25 Km2CuddaloreTamil Nadu
Ramgarh Taal LakeN.AN.A1,790 AcresGorakhpurUttar Pradesh
Keetham LakeN.AScenic lake7.13 Km2AgraUttar Pradesh
Belasagar LakeN.AArtificial lake16 km2KulpaharUttar Pradesh
Barua Sagar TalN.AArtificial lakeN.ABarua Sagar cityUttar Pradesh
Sheikha JheelN.AFresh water perennial30 haAligarhUttar Pradesh
Bhimtal LakeN.ALargest natural lakeN.ABhimtalUttarakhand
DoditalN.AFreshwater lakeN.ADehradunUttarakhand
Nainital LakeN.ANatural Freshwater120.5 AcresNainitalUttarakhand
NaukuchiatalN.AN.AN.ANainitalUttarakhand
Sat TalN.AFreshwater lake4 ha Uttarakhand
Rabindra Sarobar (Dhakuria Lake)N.AArtificial lake73 AcresKolkataWest Bengal
Senchal LakeN.AArtificial lakeN.ADarjeelingWest Bengal
East Calcutta WetlandsN.ANatural and human-made wetlands125 Km2KolkataWest Bengal
Santragachhi LakeN.AN.A32 AcresSantragachhiWest Bengal




Last Updated on : March 19, 2015



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