North East India >>Manipur >>Loktak Lake & Sendra Island
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
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.