Loktak lake of Imphal is a beautiful freshwater lake in Manipur. It is deemed to be the largest freshwater lake in North East India. It is the world's only floating lake and an entire ecosystem in itself. The lake plays a very important role in the economy of the state. The lake is the main source that drives the irrigation, power and drinking water supply of the state.
Highlights of the Lake
The lake has earned the accolade of being the wetland of international importance.
The most important feature of the lake is the Phumdis or the floating organic matter including the soil that one can see floating in the lake water. These floating Phumdis are sturdy enough to build thatched shuts upon them and make great settlements for the local fisherman.
One can also find a diverse species of flora and fauna here.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit the lake is from November to March when the weather is pleasant.
Some of the best options to stay near the lake are the Lake resort, the Lake Lodge, Lake Retreat, Quality Inn and many more options to look out for.
How to Reach
By Air: The Imphal airport is the nearest airport around 8 km from the city.
By Rail: The nearest railhead to Imphal is the Dimapur railway station.
By Road: Nagaland and Manipur state buses operate between all the major cities and towns.