Loktak Lake and Sendra Island

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Timings : Lake Timings: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Keibul Lamjao National Park Timings: 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Time Required : 2 to 3 hours

Entry Fee : Free

Entry Fee for Keibul Lamjao National Park : Indian Nationals: INR 30 per person
Foreign Nationals: INR 200 per person
Camera Charges are as follows:
Indian Nationals: INR 50 per person
Foreign Nationals: INR 250 per person
Light Vehicle Parking charges: INR 100 per vehicle.

Loktak Lake and Sendra Island, Imphal Overview

The largest fresh water lake in the country, Loktak Lake and the Sendra Island on it, are one of the most beautiful attractions of the state. Situated about 50 km from Imphal, Loktak Lake is situated in the valley of Imphal and is home to all the rivers and rivulets that run in the state of Manipur.

Loktak Lake and Sendra Island present a combination of beauty unmatched anywhere else in the country. One is the largest freshwater lake in India while the other a floating island made of organic waste on the very same lake, housing the only tourist home in the area. The Lake consist within itself many other floating islands which sustain fishermen villages and are also made of organic waste. The pristine water, the labyrinth of boat routes, the greenery of the surroundings and the riveting crimson sunset, provide one a mesmerizing site. Loktak Lake and Sendra Island are treasures of a dynamic ecosystem and demand protection and preservation. In recent years human encroachment has led to shrinkage of the lake.

Highlights

1. Phumdi

On your trip to Loktak Lake, you may observe circular patches of phumdi present across the lake. You would be amazed to know that the Loktak Lake provides bread and butter to the local fishermen of the region and fishermen hunting down their catch is a common sight at the lake during the early morning hours. If you head out to Sendra Island in a boat, you may clearly observe a massive 26 sq. kilometre phumdi encircling the Keibul Lamjao National Park, which is also the only floating national park of the world! 

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Best Time To Visit Loktak Lake and Sendra Island

The climate in Manipur is largely tropical and hovers around the pleasant temperature range of 25-35 degrees which means one can visit the breathtaking lake any time of the year. Since Manipur is a hilly region one needs some layers during the evening for protection from cold.

How to reach Loktak Lake and Sendra Island

  • Air: Nearest airport is at Imphal which is just 48 km from Loktak Lake and can be reached through hailing a cab.

  • Rail: Nearest rail head is at Dimapur which is 215 km from Imphal and can be reached through a taxi or a public bus.

  • Road: Loktak Lake is at Moirang which is connected by Imphal through NH 53. One can take a cab from Imphal or catch public buses till Moirang.

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