Umiam and Loktak may be the most well-known lakes in the Northeast but the list doesn’t end there, the region is home to many beautiful lakes that you can explore.
The Rudrasagar Lake is located about 55 km away from Agartala near Melaghar. It is home to a large number of migratory birds every winter and in the months of July/August, a famous boat race is organized on the waters of the Rudrasagar Lake. The Neermahal (Water Palace) is situated near the north-east bank of the Lake. It was constructed as a summer resort by Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya Bahadur between 1935–1938.
Who says Sikkim is only about snow clad mountains, it has some beautiful lakes too. Gurudongmar Lake or Gurudogmar Lake is one of the highest lakes in the world, located at an altitude of 17,100 ft. It lies in the North Sikkim district, only some 5 kilometres south of the Chinese border.
Palak Lake is the largest lake in southern Mizoram and is situated in an almost inaccessible part of the Lakher region of the Chhimtuipui district, 130 km south-west of Saiha. It is said that the lake came into existence as a result of an earthquake or a flood. The local people believe a village, which was submerged in the natural calamity which led to its formation, still remains intact deep under the waters of the lake.
Sangestar Tso Lake
The Buddhist considers Sangestar Tso Lake as a holy lake which is situated in Arunachal Pradesh. About 30 kilometres north east of Tawang, the lake is also known as Madhuri Jheel, named after the famous Bollywood film star Madhuri Dixit.
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