Being the largest freshwater lake in North Eastern India, Loktak Lake is also called the only Floating lake in the world due to the floating phumdis which is a heterogeneous mass of soil, vegetation and organic matters that takes place at various stages of decomposition. The lake has a significant role in the economy of Manipur and is considered to be the lifeline for the locals due to its importance in their socio-economic and cultural life. Also, the ancient Loktak Lake serves as a source of water for hydropower generation, drinking water supply and irrigation. Not just this, but visiting the place one could see how the Loktak Lake is a source of livelihood for the rural fisherman who lives in the surrounding areas. Adding a little more to it the lake was initially designated as a wetland of international importance under the Ramsar Convention on March 23 1990, considering the ecological status and the biodiversity values of Loktak Lake.
How to Reach?
One could avail the public transport facility to make it to the Loktak Lake.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit Loktak lake is during the winter season i.e., between November and February as one gets the opportunity to spot the deer at that time as the other seasons of the year they are found living in the surrounding hills.
Tourists can make a visit to the Loktak Lake at all days of the week between 09:00 AM and 06:00 PM.
There is no entry fee to the Loktak Lake.