Loktak lake Manipur

Loktak lake Manipur | Loktak jheel | Floating Lake | Floating Island

Loktak Lake, located 50 km from Imphal in the state of Manipur, is the only floating lake in the world. It is the largest fresh water lake in Northeast India. The most prominent attractions of Loktak jheel are many small and big islands of the lake. who appear to be swimming. You get to see a mysterious sight on the floating island of Manipur. Floating islands floating on the surface of this lake amaze everyone. These islands are known as Phumdi.

That beautiful island is a conglomeration of flora, soil and many other organic materials. And let me tell you that some floating ‘island’ groups are so big that many resorts have also been built on them. The total area of ​​the lake is about 280 sq km. The largest floating island on the lake is called “Kaybul Lamjao”. If you are also going to visit this unique lake. Or want to know more about it. So do read our article completely.

What Is Special In Loktak lake

Loktak Lake is a very picturesque lake located in the state of Manipur. It boasts of unmatched beauty. This is the first most special thing about the lake. It is the largest fresh water lake in India. The second feature is a floating island made of organic waste on the lake. It is the only tourist house here. Apart from this, there are many other floating islands in the lake. Which is the main attraction of this lake. Boating in this lake is a very special activity for tourists. Where you can roam the maze of the lake through many small islands.

Best Time To Visit Loktak jheel

The climate in Manipur is largely tropical. Because of that the temperature here is always around the pleasant range of 25 to 35 degrees. That means one can visit this breathtaking lake at any time of the year. Because Manipur is a hilly region. That’s why you can feel cold here in the morning and evening. Overall, there is nothing wrong in saying so. Tourists can visit here at any time.

Floating Lake, Floating Island

Loktak lake Timings And Entry fees

Talking about the timing of Loktak jheel, the lake remains open from 8.00 am to 6.00 pm. Timing of Keibul Lamjao National Park is from 7.30 am to 5.30 pm. If you tell the entry fee of Loktak jheelwith him, then there is no fee for entering or visiting Loktak jheel. Meaning if you want to visit Loktak Lake with your family or friends. And want to visit Keibul Lamjao National Park here. So the entry fee for Indian tourists is Rs 30 and for foreign tourists Rs 200.

Keibul Lamjao National Park

Keibul Lamjao National Park is the main attraction of Loktak jheel. It is known as the only floating national park in the world. Loktak jheel is spread over an area of ​​40 square kilometres. It was declared as a National Reserve in 1977. This beautiful park hosts over 450 varieties of orchids. It houses more than 100 species of aquatic flora, Himalayan Pied Kingfisher, Black Duck and many species of birds. It is a floating island. This is the unique feature. Which attracts tourists from all over the world.

Places To Visit Around Loktak lake 

Shri Govindji Mandir

Kangla Fort

Shaheed Minar

Singra Dam

Manipur Zoological Garden

Stars cave

Manipur State Museum


Loktak jheel

Activities To Do In Loktak Lake

Boat Ride

Loktak jheel is a picturesque lake. Because of that, you can also enjoy some activities here. Which makes your journey exciting and special. Boating in it is the most special and favorite activity of Loktak jheel. Here through all the tourists boating, you can roam in the maze-filled paths amidst the lush green natural beauty of Loktak Lake. Come to visit here with family or couple. Do boating.

Bird Watching

Loktak Lake is a very special place for bird watching. The lake is home to bird species such as Lear Skylarks, Northern Hill Mynas, Burmese Pied Mynas, North Indian Black Drongos, Jungle Crow, Yellow Headed Wagtails, a variety of Ducks, Cranes and Wood Peckers. In the calm weather of the lake, seeing a variety of colorful birds on the trees, taking a dip in the lake and hearing the sound of chirping leaves the travelers refreshed and mesmerized.


If tourists are coming to visit Loktak jheel with their friends. So to make your trip fun, you can enjoy fishing. The fish found here are an important part of the local diet. That is why you can see local people catching fish here.

Places To Stay For A Visit To Loktak jheel

Tourists are looking for hotels to stay in their trip to Loktak jheel. So let us tell you that almost all budget hotels can be found around Loktak Lake and in Imphal. Which you can select according to your budget and choice.

Hotels in Imphal

The Classic Hotel

Sangai Continental (The Boutique Hotel)

Manipur House


Classic Grande,a Member of Radisson

Haobam House

Shalom Farmhouse by the hillside

Hotel Daani Continental

Chandras Residency


How to Reach Loktak Lake

Tourists can reach Imphal on Loktak Lake by traveling by flight, train or roadway. The nearest airport to Loktak jheel is Imphal Airport. It is located 48 km away from the park. This airport is connected to many major cities of India including Delhi and Agra. After reaching Imphal Airport, one can book a taxi to go to Loktak jheel. Dimapur Railway Station, 250 km from Loktak jheel, is the nearest railway station to the park. Imphal is well connected by road to the cities of the North East to reach Loktak Lake by Bus or Road.  

Loktak Lake Map

Video of Loktak Lake

Interesting Facts

Loktak Lake in Imphal in the state of Manipur is the only floating lake in the world.

The most prominent attractions of Loktak jheel are the small and big islands of the lake.

Tourists get to see a mysterious sight on the floating island of Manipur.

It is famous all over the world for its floating vegetation and mud islands.

This lake is spread over an area of ​​about 240 sq km i.e. 59,305 acres.

Keibul Lamjao National Park is the most beautiful place in Loktak jheel.

The best time to visit Loktak jheel is during the winter season.


Q .Why Loktak Lake is famous?

The most important attractions of Loktak Lake are many small and big islands of the lake.

Q .Why is Loktak Lake Floating?

The phumdis float around on the lake’s surface due to decay from the bottom.

Q .What is special about the Loktak Lake of Manipur?

This ancient lake plays an important role in the economy of Manipur. It serves as a source of water for hydropower generation, irrigation and drinking water supply. The lake is also a source of livelihood for the rural .

Q .Which is the only floating lake in the world?

Loktak Lake

Q .What is pulsating lake?

It is located in State of Manipur, in the north east of India near the Myanmar border. The lake has a surface area of around 287 square kilometers. Loktak is also considered a pulsating lake.

Q .Which national park is believed to be the only one that floats?

Keibul Lamjao National Park


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