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Scenic splendour    

One of the most enchanting and biggest fresh-water lakes in the north-east is the Manipur's Loktak Lake. The Sendra Island Tourist Bungalow offers dazzling views of the lake, its rich plant and avian life and the intriguing floating weed, shallow bowl-like islands (Phumdi) and the fishermen who live on them harvesting water chestnuts.

Situated in the middle of the lake, the tourist home has a cafe and makes an ideal look¬out. Boating has been introduced along the lake's labyrinthine waterways.

Also on the southern part of the lake is the world's only floating national park,

the Keibul Lamjao National Park, a unique habitat of the rare Sangai, the brow antlered deer or the 'dancing deer'.

The entire lake complex is a wildlife enthusiast's dream.
How to Reach

Loktak Lake is located 45 km from Imphal. Access to Imphal:

Airport - Imphal
Railhead - Dimapur (in Nagaland) is 215km.
Road - National Highway 39 links Imphal with Guwahati via Dimapur and National Highway 53 with Silchar. But, for the tourists, it is best to fly in.

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