Tamdil 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 state’s tourism department along with its fisheries department.
Pala Tipo 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 lake’s 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.
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