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Major Lakes of Uttar Pradesh

Lakes: 

A lake (derived from the Latin word 'Lacus') is a large body of water (larger and deeper than a pond) on land that is surrounded on all sides by landmasses. The lake cannot be interpreted as a sea as it is separate from the sea. Although lakes may not have the same flow as rivers, many of them have rivers flowing into and out of them.

Types: 

Natural 

Man Made

Specification of lakes:

  • Regulates the flow of a river.
  • Recharges the ground water level.
  • Used for developing hydel power.
  • Moderate effect on the climate of the surrounding place.

Important Points Regarding lakes 

  • Tallest lake in the world: Tibet’s Tiso Sikaru (Height - 18284 feet)
  • Highest lake in India: Gurudongmar Lake (Sikkim, Height-17,800 feet)
  • longest lake in India: Vembanad Lake (Kerala)
  • India’s largest saltwater lake: Chilka Lake (Odisha)
  • india’s largest man-made lake: Gobind Vallabh Pant Sagar (Sonbhadra U.P)
  • largest freshwater and the deepest lake in the world: Baikal Lake (Russia)
  • largest fresh water lake in Asia: The Wular Lake (Bandipora, Jammu and Kashmir)

List of Major Lakes of India with Districts

 

Lake / Kund

Districts

Badataal (Gokhur)

Shahjahanpur

Payag Jheel

Bahraich

Parvati or Arga Taal

Gonda

Jirgo and Tirsi Lake, Tanda darti Taal (Drargart)

Mirzapur

Bakhira Jheel

Sant Kabir Nagar

Ramgarhtaal and Chiluataal

Gorakhpur

Nawabgunj Jheel, Kundra Samundra

Unnao

Karela and Etauja Jheel

Lucknow

Bhugetaal and Visaithataal

Raibareli

Liloor Jheel

Bareli

Thithoora Jheel, Morai Taal

Fatehpur

Beti, Ajgara and Nuiya Jheel

Pratapgarh

Surha Taal

Balia

Moti and Gaur Jheel

Rampur

Shukrataal

Muzzafanagar

Raamtaal

Meerut

Kimath Taal

Agra

Govind Ballabh Pant Sagar (Man Made lake)

Sonbhadra

Alwara Jheel (Site of foreign Birds arrival)

Koshambi

Aundhi Taal

Varanasi

Raja ka Bandh, laundhi and Bhojpur Taal

Sultanpur

Darwan Jheel

Faizabad

Bal Hapara

Kanpur

Lakshmi Taal, Baruasagar and Bhasneh 

Jhansi

Sagar Taal

Badaun

Madan Sagar

Mahoba

Pangaili Fulhar or Gomti Taal

Pilibhit

Dahar Jheel, Bhijwaan Jheel

Hardoi

Devaria Taal

Kannauj

Bhakha Jheel

Etawah

Sita Kund (Misrikh), Chakra Kund (Naumish)

Sitapur

Bharatkund

Ayodhya

Radhakund, Shyamkund, Govindkund and Mansi Ganga Kund

Govardhan, Mathura

Kokilakund, Krishnakund

Kokila Forest, Mathura

Nauh Jheel

Mathura