(Last Updated on : 28-11-2016)
of Tamil Nadu
is located in the southernmost part of the Indian Peninsula. This state has religious sites like Hindu temple
s of Tamil architecture
, hill stations
resorts, multi-religious pilgrimage
sites and eight world heritage sites. They have not only beautified this state but have also made Tamil Nadu one of the famous tourist destinations in India. Lakes
of Tamil Nadu are no exception in this regard. They have also added value to the tourism
of this state.
Ambattur Lake is located in Ambattur in the city of Chennai
. It acts as a rain-fed reservoir
and functions to provide drinking water to the people of Chennai. Ambattur Lake, Korattur aeri and Madhavaram aeri form a chain of water bodies. This chain functions to transfer excess water from one to another.
is located in the district of Kanchipuram
. Characteristically, this lake is a reservoir. This lake faces threat in terms of adverse effect on its water holding capacity with the passage of time, due to severe sedimentation.
Lake is located in Ooty in the district of Nilgiri
. This artificial lake is spread over an area of about 65 acres. The groves of Eucalyptus trees
lend a picturesque setting to this lake. Boating
on this lake is a fun filled possibility.
is situated about 14 kilometers away from Lalpet
in the district of Cuddalore
. It functions as a reservoir and has a catchment area of about 25 square kilometers (9.7 sq mi). Veeranam Lake was constructed in the 10th century. Rajaditya Chola is credited with the establishment of this lake.
Kaliveli Lake is situated in the district of Viluppuram
. Characteristically, this lake is a seasonal wetland
. This lake is considered to be one of the largest wetlands in India and has the distinction of being a wetland of both national and international importance by the IUCN (The International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources).
Singanallur Lake is located in Singanallur in Coimbatore
. This lake has a surface area of about 1.153 square meters (0.445 sq mi), average depth of about 4.25 meters (13.9 ft) and water volume of about 52,270,000 m3 (0.01254 cu mi). This lake is known to have high alkalinity levels of about 386.61 mg/L.
Other Lakes of Tamil Nadu
Some of the other Lakes of Tamil Nadu are Pattupalli Lake, Kodaikanal
Lake, Valankulam Lake, Avalanche Lake, Panpakkam Lake, Ukkadam Lake, Paniyeri Lake, Madurantakam Lake, Kaduvetti Lake Manimangalam Lake and Emerald Lake.