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Loktak Lake in Imphal

·  Summer: 18 to 35° C (Moderately Hot)
·  Winter: 4 to 28° C (Chilled)
·  Monsoon: July to September

Best time to visit:  September to April

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Famous as one of the largest freshwater lakes in North East India, Loktak Lake houses a large collection of flora and fauna. Recognized as the world’s only ‘Floating Lake,’ this lake is designated as a Wetland of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention on 23 March, 1990.
The rich biodiversity and unadulterated beauty surrounding this lake attracts visitors from around the world. Loktak Lake is habitat to about 116 bird species and 233 fauna species. Tourists can enjoy eating at the various food joints located nearby and enjoy nerve-chilling water sport activities.
Other than the lake, visitors can also explore the attractions in vicinity like the Tourist Bungalow, Andro, Khonghampat Orchidarium, Langthabal, Keibul Lamjao National Park, the Manipur Zoological Garden and many more.


Road: Buses run from nearby cities like Kohima, Shillong, Dimapur and Aizwal. You can catch this bus to reach Loktak Lake. You can also book a cab from neighbouring cities to reach the place.

Railway: Imphal does not have its own railway station. Dimpaur (located about 260 km.) is the nearest railhead to reach the lake. You can either take a bus or a book a cab from the station to reach Loktak Lake. It takes about 8 hours of travelling to reach this place.

Airway: Imphal Airport (located about 44 km.) is the nearest airport to reach Loktak Lake. Tourist buses, taxis and local buses are available to take you to your destination in Imphal. The travelling is relatively convenient.