Loktak Lake - World’s Floating National Park or Floating Island

#1 Aug 22nd, 2017, 13:09
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Loktak Lake is tremendous and largest freshwater island is called Phumdis, located at northeast, Moirang in Manipur. However, Keibul Lamjao is only floating National Park in the World. In this lake, there are thousands of circles of water. Phumdis or swamps are a series of floating islands, and it changes as seasons and shape. Well, this island is called “a lifeline of Manipur” as it is highly productive as well as huge source of livelihood for rural fishermen, who live in around areas and on Phumdis as well. Livelihood of people dependent on the sale of edible fruits and rhizome of Lotus plant production. This freshwater lake has become home to a first of its floating elementary school, with the support of an NGO, People Resource Development Association (PRDA).
Keibul Lamjao National Park is spread 40 km in the lake, as it is world’s largest and floating national park. Here, it is home of 233 species of aquatic plants and more than 100 species of birds as well as 425 species of animals including Indian python and sambhar. In middle of the lake on Phumdi, the Sandra Tourist home which is floating resort, and famous tourist place. A part from this, there is one café and rooms available for tourists. February and march is driest months where an average annual rainfall of 1183 mm tropical monsoon climate in the valley.
#2 Aug 22nd, 2017, 16:16
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Great info. I have it in my bucket list for quite some time now. Hope its accessible to tourists.

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