(Last Updated on : 01/12/2016)
, also known as the land of the hill
people is located in the north eastern part of India. The geographical terrain of this state is characterized by hills, valleys and river
s like Chhimtuipui
. The natural beauty of Mizoram, along with its flora and fauna
and pleasant climate
draw tourists to this state. Lakes
of Mizoram are no exception in this regard. They also have the potential to attract the attention of tourists visiting this state.
is a lake situated about 110 km south-east of Aizwal
town and about 7 km from Saitual village
In Mizo language
, the word Tam means contraction of antam. Antam is a mustard plant
and Dil stands for lake. Therefore, this lake is also known as the Lake of Mustard
. Characteristically, this lake is naturally formed and is a reservoir
. It is one of the most frequented lakes of Mizoram. Fishes
comprise the aquatic fauna of this lake. The Tamdil Lake is surrounded by tropical evergreen and moist deciduous forests
. This lake is also a home to plenty of prawns. This lake is handled by the states tourism department along with its fisheries department.
is a lake located near Phura village in Saiha district
, within the Mara Autonomous District Council
. The word Pala has been derived from a mythical Mara story, while Tipo stands for lake. The lakes name translates into Palak Dil in Mizo or Mara language. This lake is the biggest lake in Mizoram. Its geographical location falls under the Indo-Burma biodiversity hotspot, which eventually makes it rich in animal
and plant species. The region, Palak Assembly Constituency under Election Commission of India has derived its name from this lake. Characteristically, this lake is an oval-shaped lake with deep blue water. More than 70 species of birds
have been recorded from the lake and its shore. This lake is also open to a fun filled activity namely, boating
Rungdil is a lake situated about 14 km from Suangpuilawn village. Rungdil translates into Lake of Partridges in English
. It is called so because it once housed a plethora of partridges
. This lake occupies an area of about 2.5 ha. Rungdil is divided into two almost similar parts. A narrow belt of land separates the two divisions of Rungdil.
Rengdil is situated about 150 km to the north-west of Aizwal and about 8 km from Zamuang village. Unlike all other lakes mentioned above, this lake is an artificial lake of Mizoram.