Wular Lake - Informative & researched article on Wular Lake
 Indianetzone: Largest Free Encyclopedia of India with thousand of articlesGeography of India


in  
 Art & Culture|Entertainment|Health|Reference|Sports|Society|Travel
Forum  | Free E-magazine  | RSS Feeds  
History of India|Indian Temples|Indian Museums|Indian Literature|Geography of India|Flora & Fauna|Indian Purans|Indian Philosophy|Indian Administration|Indian Languages|Education
Home > Reference > Geography of India > Resources in India > Water Resources in India > Lakes of India > Wular Lake
Wular Lake
The Wular Lake located between the cities of Sopore and Bandipore in Jammu and Kashmir is the largest lake in India.
 
 Wular LakeSituated at a distance of fifty kilometers in Jammu and Kashmir, the Wular Lake is one of the largest fresh water lake in Asia and the largest lake in India. The cities of Sopore and Bandipore are located on the banks of the Wular Lake. The lake was formed as a result of tectonic activity.

The lake is spread over an area of two hundred square kilometers, but the surface area of the lake varies from season to season. The Jhelum River evacuates into the lake at Babyari, which is forty kilometers downstream from Srinagar and again separates at Ningli. The floodwater of the Jhelum River acts as a natural reservoir.

In the northeastern side of the lake there are high mountain ranges. The deepest part of the lake is known as Mota Khon that means the `Gulf of corpses`. The artificial island of the lake is a famous picnic spot. The lake is the home to several migratory and resident birds and as many as fifty species of aquatic animals. The catchment area of the lake is covered with coniferous forests, alpine pastures and orchards, which adds to the scenic beauty of the lake.

The Lake is of immense significance to the people of the Kashmir Valley. In 1986 the lake was designated as a Wetland of National Importance under the Wetlands Programme of the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India for the purpose of conservation and management. In 1990, it was assigned as a Wetland of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention.

(Last Updated on : 03/07/2013)
More Articles in Lakes of India  (78)
 
 
 
Ropar Lake  (1)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Recently Updated Articles in Geography of India
Srisailam Dam
Srisailam Dam stands across the Krishna River at Srisailam in the Kurnool district in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Srisailam Dam also has the one of the 12 largest hydroelectric power projects of the country.
Nizam Sagar Dam
The Nizam Sagar Dam is located in the north-west of Hyderabad across the Manjira River.
Osman Sagar
Osman Sagar, in Telangana, is surrounded by beautiful gardens, scenic landscapes and an amusement park where adventurous rides can be enjoyed by the visitors.
Wilson Dam
Wilson Dam is built on the Pravara River in Maharashtra.
Pawna Dam
The Pawna Dam is built across the Pawna River and is located near Lonavala in Maharashtra.
E-mail this Article | Post a Comment
Forum
Forum on Geography of India
Free E-magazine
Subscribe to Free E-Magazine on Reference
 
 
Wular Lake - Informative & researched article on Wular Lake
Sitemap
Contact Us   |   RSS Feeds
Copyright © 2008 Jupiter Infomedia Ltd. All rights reserved including the right to reproduce the contents in whole or in part in any form or medium without the express written permission of
Jupiter Infomedia Ltd.