15 Important Lakes India With Full Details GK Notes For UPSC,SSC,RRB

15 Important Lakes India With Full Details GK Notes For UPSC,SSC,RRB – A lake is an area filled with water, localized in a basin, that is surrounded by land, apart from any river or other outlet that serves to feed or drain the lake.

15 Important Lakes India With Full Details GK Notes For UPSC,SSC,RRB

15 Important Lakes India With Full Details GK Notes For UPSC,SSC,RRB
Pangong Lake
  • Lakes lie on land and are not part of the ocean, and therefore are distinct from lagoons, and are also larger and deeper than ponds, though there are no official or scientific definitions.Lakes can be contrasted with rivers or streams, which are usually flowing.
  • Most lakes are fed and drained by rivers and streams.
  • Natural lakes are generally found in mountainous areas, rift zones, and areas with ongoing glaciation.
  • Other lakes are found in Endorheic basins or along the courses of mature rivers.
  • In some parts of the world there are many lakes because of chaotic drainage patterns left over from the last Ice Age.
  • All lakes are temporary over geologic time scales, as they will slowly fill in with sediments or spill out of the basin containing them.
  • Many lakes are artificial and are constructed for industrial or agricultural use, for hydro-electric power generation or domestic water supply, or for aesthetic or recreational purposes or even for other activities.

15 Important Lakes India With Full Details GK Notes For UPSC,SSC,RRB

Ashtamudi Lake

  • This Lake is located in the Kollam district of Kerala. This lake has been listed under the Ramsar Convention as a wetland of international importance.

Chilka Lake –

  • The Located on the East coast of India in the state of Odisha. It is the second largest Coastal Lagoon in the world, and largest in India. It is a home to thousands of migratory birds who visit in the winter season.

Dal Lake –

  • Located in the city of Srinagar in Kashmir, this lake is known as the Jewel of Srinagar for its scenic beauty. It a major tourist destination for people visiting from all over the world.

Dhebar lake –

  • This is an Artifical lake, one of the largest in the country. It is located in Udaipur district of Rajasthan. It is also known as Jaisamand lake as it surrounds the Jaisamand Wildlife sanctuary. It was built in the 17th century.

Kanakria Lake –

  • This is a famous lake in the city of Ahmedabad in Gujrat. The lake was completed in the year 1451 by the then ruler of Gujrat – Ahmad Shah II. Many tourists visit this lake to experience its scenic beauty.

Kolleru Lake –

  • This lake is situated between the deltas of Krishna and Godavari river, in the state of Andhra Pradesh. It is a freshwater lake, one of the largest in India.

Loktak lake –

  • It is located in the State of Manipur and it is the largest freshwater lake in the Northeast region of India. It has many big and small floating islands called “Phumdi” spread over it.

Lonar Lake –

  • This lake is located in Buldhana District of Maharashtra. The lake is called a meteor lake as it was created by the impact of a meteor on earth during the Pleistocene epoch.

Nal Sarovar Lake –

  • This lake is situated in Gujrat. The lake along with the adjoining wetlands is declared as Nal Sarovar Bird sanctuary. This bird sanctuary is the home to many migratory birds coming from as far as Siberia.

Pongong Lake –

  • The lake is located on the Indo-China Border in the Leh Ladakh region of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. 60% of the lake is in Chinese border.

Pulicate lake –

  • This lake situated on the border of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu is the second largest saltwater lagoon in the country

Pushkar Lake –

  • Situated in the Ajmer District of Rajasthan, this lake is a sacred place for the Hindus.

Sholavaram Lake –

  • This lake is located in the Thiruvallur district of Tamilnadu. This lake is one of the main sources of fresh water for the population of Chennai city.

Tsomoriri Lake –

  • This is a mountain lake located in Ladakh area of Jammu and Kashmir. The lake is listed for protection under the Tsomoriri wetland conservation reserve. It is one of the largest high altitude lakes in the country

Wular Lake –

  • This is the largest freshwater lake in the country located in Bandipura district of Jammu and Kashmir. The water to this lake is supplier by Jhelum river.

All Indian States Lakes List With Full List

States Lakes
Andhra Pradesh
  • Hussain sagar Lake
  • Kolleru Lake
  • Kaniairi Lake
  • Nagarjuna Sagar
  • Cumbum


  • Haflong Lake
  • Sivasagar Lake
  • Joysagar Lake
  • Gaurisagar Lake
  • Chandubi Lake
  • Rudrasagar Lake Sivasagar
  • Deepor Beel Bird Sanctuary
  • Son Beel[2]
  • Saron Beel
  • Kanwar Lake Bird Sanctuary
  • Sukhna Lake Chandigarh
  • Hamirsar Lake
  • Kankaria
  • Nal Sarovar
  • Narayan Sarovar
  • Sardar Sarovar Dam
  • Thol Lake
  • Vastrapur Lake
  • Badkhal Lake
  • Blue Bird Lake
  • Brahma Sarovar
  • Damdama Lake
  • Karna Lake
  • Sannihit Sarovar
  • Surajkund
  • Tilyar Lake
Himachal Pradesh
  • Brighu Lake (4235m)
  • Chandra Tal (4300m)
  • Chander Naun (4260m)
  • Dashair (4270m)
  • Dehnasar Lake (4280m)
  • Dhankar Lake (4270m)
  • Ghadhasaru Lake (3470m)
  • Govind Sagar Lake
  • Kamrunag lake (3334m)
  • Kareri Lake (2934m)
  • Lama Dal (3960m)
  • Mahakali Lake (4080m)
  • Manimahesh Lake (4080m)
  • Nako Lake (3662m)
  • Pong Dam Lake
  • Prashar Lake (2730m)
  • Rewalsar Lake
  • Suraj Tal (4883m)
Jammu And Kashmir
  • Anchar Lake
  • Brari Nambal
  • Dal Lake
  • Gadsar Lake
  • Gangabal Lake
  • Gil Sar
  • Kausar Nag
  • Khushal Sar
  • Manasbal Lake
  • Mansar Lake
  • Marsar Lake
  • Nandan Sar Lake
  • Nundkol Lake
  • Pangong Tso
  • Satsar Lake
  • Sheshnag Lake
  • Tarsar Lake
  • Tso Moriri
  • Tso Kar
  • Tulian lake
  • Vishansar Lake
  • Wular Lake
  • Nigeen Lake
Karnataka State Lakes
  • Lakes in Bangalore
    • Agara Lake
    • Bellandur Lake
    • Hebbal Lake
    • Lalbagh Lake
    • Madiwala Lake
    • Puttenahalli Lake
    • Ulsoor Lake
    • Varthur Lake
  • Mysore City lakes:
    • Karanji lake
    • Kukkarahalli lake
    • Lingambudhi Lake
  • Lakes in Davanagere District
    • Sulekere
  • Honnamana Kere
  • Pampa Sarovar
  • Ashtamudi Lake
  • Kuttanad Lake
  • Maanaanchira, Kozhikode
  • Padinjarechira, Thrissur city
  • Paravur Kayal
  • Punnamada Lake
  • Shasthamkotta lake
  • Vadakkechira, Thrissur city
  • Vanchikulam, Thrissur
  • Vellayani Lake
  • Vembanad Lake
Madhya Pradesh
  • Bhojtal
  • Lower Lake, Bhopal
  • Tawa Reservoir
  • Gorewada Lake
  • Khindsi Lake
  • Lonar Lake
  • Pashan Lake
  • Powai Lake
  • Rankala Lake
  • Salim Ali Lake
  • Shivasagar lake
  • Talao Pali
  • Tansa Lake
  • Tulsi Lake
  • Upvan Lake
  • Vaitarna Lake
  • Venna Lake
  • Vihar Lake
  • Chatri Lake
  • Loktak Lake
  • Umiam Lake
  • Palak Dïl
  • Tam Dil


Odisha State Lakes
  • victoria sagar lakes
  • Anshupa Lake
  • Chilka Lake
  • Kanjia Lake
  • Bahour Lake
  • Oustery Lake
  • Velrampet Lake
  • Harike Wetland
  • Kanjli Wetland
  • Ropar Wetland
  • Ana Sagar Lake
  • Balsamand lake
  • Dhebar Lake
  • Jaisamand Lake, Alwar
  • Jal Mahal, Man Sagar lake
  • Kaylana Lake, Kolayat
  • Kaylana Lake
  • Lake Foy Sagar
  • Loonkaransar
  • Nakki Lake
  • Pachpadra Lake
  • Pushkar Lake, Pushkar
  • Rajsamand Lake
  • Ramgarh Lake
  • Sambhar Salt Lake
  • Talwara Lake
  • Ummed Sagar Bandh


15 Important Lakes India With Full Details GK Notes For UPSC,SSC,RRB -15 Important Lakes India With Full Details GK Notes For UPSC,SSC,RRB


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