(Last Updated on : 26-12-2016)
of West Bengal
is located in the eastern part of India. It has sea beaches
, hill stations
, wildlife sanctuaries
, national parks and pilgrimage
s, which have beautified this state. These, along with Victoria Memorial, Sunderbans, St. Paul's Cathedral, etc draw a plethora of tourists to this state. Lakes of West Bengal are no exception in this regard. They have also added value to the tourism in this state.
is situated in South Kolkata
. It houses different types of fishes
. This artificial lake serves as a tourism product of West Bengal, but intense tourist flow and growth of habitation around it has resulted in the lake becoming polluted. Consequently, this lake has been included under the National Lake Conservation Plan by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India
Senchal Lake is situated about 10 km south-east of the town called Darjeeling
. It has a surface elevation of about 8,160 ft and serves as the main reservoir of potable water for the town. This lake is a part of the Senchal Wildlife Sanctuary.
Bhangzang Salamander Lake
Bhangzang Salamander Lake is a green-tinted lake located about 14 kilometers from Kurseong. The lake site is utilized as a picnic spot and provides shelter to endangered species of the amphibian - the Salamander.
Lake is located in Darjeeling District. Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council Enterprises provides opportunity for fishing
in the lake. Boating
is a fun filled possibility on the lake, along with horse
riding along the lakes periphery. This lake also serves as a picnic spot. There is a foot-over bridge which connects one side of the lake to the other side. It has a length of about 80-foot.
is located in Cooch Behar district
. The trees
around this small lake serve as a home to a plethora of birds
. Some of the birds in and around the lake are ibis
, etc. A deer
park and a crocodile
rehabilitation center have been established by the side of the lake. The lake is also associated with a leopard
house, a python
house, an aviary and a tortoise
Motijhil is located in Murshidabad
. Nawazish Muhammad Khan, the son-in-law of Nawab Alivardi Khan is credited with the establishment of this lake. This lake is known to be built in the former beds of the Bhagirathi River
that once flowed near this lake.
Other Lakes in West Bengal
Amarabati Lake, Rai Dhap, Ahiron Lake and Narathali Lake are the other Lakes in West Bengal.