(Last Updated on : 20-12-2016)
is located in the north eastern part of India. Tea
produced by this state have also made it popular in India. This state has rich cultural heritage and the diversity in Assamese culture is vastly displayed in each and every bit of its art and culture. The lakes of Assam further add to the beauty of the state, attracting tourists from all over the country.
Chandubi Lake is located in Rabha Hasong Autonomous Council in Kamrup District
. This lake owes its origin to the 1897 Assam earthquake, when the forest
went down giving birth to Chandubi Lake. The lake serves as a home to migratory birds during winter. The noteworthy aspect of this lake is the natural lagoon that has been formed in the lake. This lake is open to fishing
Lake is situated at the heart of Haflong Town. This lake is protected by the Dima Hasao Tourist/forest Department and Dima Hasao Autonomous Council. This lake is open to several leisure water sporting activities. Boating
is a fun filled possibility on this lake, along with angling
Son Beel is located in the district of Karimganj
. It has the distinction of being the largest wetland
in the state of Assam. It becomes a lake after the winter season from March onwards, getting filled up with water. During winter season, it gets converted into a farm land suitable for the cultivation of rice
. This lake overflows when there is excessive rain. The excess water channels through the Kakra River
to the Kushira River and subsequently enters Bangladesh. Son Beel is a source of different types of fish
and its specialty is Bhujia fish.
Kumri Beel is situated about 11 km north-west of Goalpara
. This natural lake serves as a picnic spot and is also open to boating. This lake provides habitat to migratory birds.
is located to the south-west of the city of Guwahati
in Kamrup district
. This lake has surface area of about 4,014 ha, average depth of about 1 m, maximum depth of about 4 m and surface elevation of about 53 m. This lake is valuable in terms of fishing, collection of fodder for domestic cattle
and aquatic seeds such as water lily
and raising boro paddy. It also acts as a waterway. The beel is threatened by waste water, brick kilns, soil cutting, hunting, unplanned and intensive fishing practices, etc.
Other Lakes in Assam
Urpad Beel and Padum Pukhuri Lake are the two other Lakes in Assam.