NER / HISTORY & CULTURE
Loktak Lake in Moirang, Manipur
John Irom / @john_irom
Loktak Lake in Manipur is the largest freshwater lake in the North-east. It is known for its ‘phumdis’ – floating islands typical to only Manipur. The largest phumdis mass (covering over 40 sq. km) is the world’s largest floating national park – Keibul Lamjao National Park.
A frozen Gurudongmar Lake in Mangan District, Sikkim.
PHOTOGRAPH: © Sougata Sinha / @sinhasougata
At over 5400 m (17800 ft), Gurudongmar Lake is was one of the highest altitude lakes in the world. It is 190 kms from Gangtok and can reach temperatures of-8* C in the winter months.
PHOTOGRAPH: © Rituraj Gogoi / @aerial_wanderlust
Dzukou Valley is famous for its lush mountain ranges and diverse wild flora – the ‘liluim chitrangade’, also called the Dzukou Lily, is a rare species of Lily only found in this region. There is increasing growing traction of the Dzukou Valley as a trekking destination for travellers around the year – from peak winter seasons to the tougher monsoon months when the flowers are in full bloom.
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Rih Dil Lake at the India-Myanmar border via Mizoram.
PHOTOGRAPH: © Michael Zani / @michaelzani
Located around 4 km from Zokhawthar in Mizoram, the heart shaped lake falls in Myanmar but holds extreme religious and cultural importance to Mizo people who visit regularly. Travelers from India can easily visit the lake crossing the India-Myanmar border.