Ansupa Lake Odisha
Located on the banks of River Mahanadi in Cuttack district, Ansupa Lake is a freshwater lagoon in Odisha. The lake sprawls an area of 141-hectare and is renowned as one of the largest lakes in Odisha. Ansupa boasts an astonishing setting amidst nature that is ideal for sightseeing. The scenic surroundings of this place comprise lofty hills with luxuriant greenery on one side and the pristine water lake adorned with flourishing flowers and other water plants. This beautiful tourist attraction in Odisha also brags national importance because of its unique and enthralling bio-diverse flora and fauna. Just to fill you with some information, the lake is a home to over 9 species of submerged, 26 species of emergent, and 12 species of floating plants. Besides, this popular lake houses 33 species of fish, 10 species of reptiles, and 3 species of prawns. Apart from these facts, what makes Ansupa Lake a prominent sightseeing choice in Odisha are the migratory birds which enhance the exquisiteness of this place. There are more than 50 species of migratory birds. The lake is visited by a plethora of tourists throughout the year, yet, the monsoon season is considered as the best season to visit as the beauty of the place a notch better during this time. At the west side of the lake on the erstwhile Sarandha Garh, one alluring park has been built with boating facility. One can just sit in the park and relish the resplendent views of budding plants, gleaming water, gorgeous birds, and the lofty hills in the backdrop. The state government is taking initiatives to draw more tourists to this place. For this, the government has established three bamboo-made cottages offering the facility of night stays. Therefore, while deciding places to visit on your Odisha vacation, consider this beaut destination.