Loktak Lake

Loktak Lake, Imphal: Address, Loktak Lake Reviews: 4.5/5

Loktak Lake
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Sourav
1 contribution
Nov 2020
Loktak lake is unlike anything you have ever witnessed. The cinematic view of the sunrise and the silhouettes of fishermen casting their nets evoke the feeling of awe.
There are also equally interesting places to visit nearby such as INA War Museum, Moirang Japanese War Memorial, Red Hill, Loukoipat Ecological Park and many more. Read our article to know the ins and outs of Loktak lake.
Written October 20, 2021
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Rolling S
Pune, India5 contributions
Oct 2020 • Friends
The world's only floating national park was worth the drive out of Imphal.

The views were brilliant. I would highly recommend a trip out into the lake by boat. There are a number of homesteads on the islands within the lake where u can arrange for freshly caught fish to be grilled .. for a relaxing lunch
Written October 20, 2020
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P_&_T_Herefordshire
Herefordshire, UK64 contributions
Dec 2019
In one part of Loktak Lake is the Keibul Lamjoa National Park. This little visited park is unusual because it consists of over 40 square kilometres of floating vegetation. The vegetation forms a mat about a metre thick which bounces as you walk on it. Its main claim to fame is that it is the last natural home of the rare Sangai deer, the national animal of Manipur. There is a hilltop viewpoint overlooking the vegetation, and from it we were lucky enough to see three of the deer, one of which stayed in full view for a good 10 minutes and was close enough to see all its features with binoculars. We also saw a wild boar in the distance. We were told the best time to see the deer is in early morning, so we did well as we were there in late morning. We also took a short boat ride through the vegetation. This was worth doing to see it close up and to have a chance to stand on it. Overall we'd rate this National Park as 5*.

The main part of Loktak Lake is unusual and striking, but seen at its best from the air. We passed over it as we flew into Imphal, and had another good view down on to it when we stopped for coffee at a hilltop hotel. The short boat trip we took on the lake, though, was disappointing: just a short straight run from the jetty to a semi-derelict building on an island and back. It allowed us to see the floating vegetation and a fishing boat close up, but that's all. Unlike Inle Lake in Myanmar, there's no human activity on the lake apart from fishing boats and the occasional fisherman's hut.
Written January 4, 2020
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Chill-with-Sam
Pune, India37 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
Amazing place to be. One of the best lakes that I have ever seen or visited. It also has many floating homestay where you can stay over night or drop for a meal. Boat facility is available and run by locals. People are nice around and helpful however I believe govt. should take more steps to create awareness among people about the lake so that more tourists can be attracted.
Overall it's excellent and I would surely recommend others to visit the place.
Written April 4, 2020
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Dr Souvik C
Kolkata (Calcutta), India1,125 contributions
Mar 2020
The experience in Loktak lake was awesome. I went with my mother, wife and 2 sons. The weeds in the lake give a different scenic beauty. We boarded boats and travelled across the lake and enjoyed the Sandra Island as well. The weather was cool. The wind was soothing.
Written February 12, 2021
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Jake
2 contributions
Jan 2020
I'd recommend this if you have an appreciation for natural biodiversity. The area contains the world's only floating national park and the floating islands are something I've never seen before. It can be busy however.
Written March 11, 2020
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Ajit-Irom
Imphal2 contributions
Aug 2014 • Friends
There are independent cottages available at the Sendra Resort located just besides the Loktak lake. Ideal for family or peace seeking couple to spend a night or two.

The rooms are excellent with a balcony which overlooks the lake. Full moon nights at this resort
will be an unforgettable experience for nature lovers.

Loktak lake is situated at Moirang town just half an hours drive from Imphal airport. This is where the 1st Indian Tricolor was hosted by INA during World War II.
Written September 1, 2014
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emil_jan_2019
1 contribution
Aug 2017 • Solo
I am a seasoned traveler from outside India who has visited various parts of India. Manipur was by far the worst place I have visited. There is not much to do around in terms of architectural heritage or any other activities. Roads a full of dust and diesel spouting vehicles Shared taxis here are very crowded and people are often rude. Don't be shocked to be asked a few time a day if you are married by every tom dick and harry i.e your auto driver, boatman or a random shopkeeper. People just lack the basic politeness on how to speak to a stranger. Nevertheless, bearing such rudeness would be worthwhile if the destination is out of the world.

Also if you are visiting Loktak you will be disappointed. Other than the Sendra Resort there are no other hotel options. The road to Sendra and Keibul is bumpy and riding in a cramped up shared taxi makes it all the worse. Not to mention the amount of diesel and dust you will inhale.
There are no decent restaurants on the way to have lunch or eat..After bearing the torture you would hope that it was worthwhile for the boat ride of the lake.. well wait you are in for a big surprise..
Once you get on the boat hordes of mosquitoes and other bugs will chew you through your clothes making your ride a living hell.
If you want to be near water do yourself go visit Kerela at least they have a tourist infrastructure, good roads moreover people are educated and polite.
Written October 10, 2017
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steflo17
Berlin11 contributions
Dec 2015
Booked a trip to Maipakchao's Homestay in Thanga on Loktak Lake (P.O.Moirang 7895133). Moirang is about 3 km distance. The small family homestay is right at the edge of the lake. Accommodation is basic (mosquito nets are there) but very clean and because of the friendlyness of the family it is an unforgettable experience. Mr. Mai Pak Chao speaks English and knows the lake. There are walks, boat trips to floating islands and a visit to the National Park organised. All food is prepared Ms. Mai Pak Chao and she is an excellent cook to introduce Manipuri dishes. I would highly recommend it.
Written January 21, 2016
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Surya Sengupta
Kolkata (Calcutta), India10 contributions
Mar 2015 • Family
We are on a tour to Manipur, and Loktak lake is our last destination before returning to home. This is a much bigger lake than our expectations. Huge blue lake, wind creates texture on water, with island like grassland here and there on the lake. There are also people living on these grassland. You can enjoy the lake for hours from view point and surrounding.
We visited early March, by that time most of the migratory birds flown away, But we spotted common coot and few ruddy shelduck during our boating trip on Loktak. Large number of egret are also there.
Other small birds like wagtails, bulbul are plenty.
Boating charge is much higher than expected.
There is a restaurant where one can buy food.
If you have plan to stay, there are nice cottage available for accommodation.
If you are interested more on Manipur, read my blog http://www.travelostory.com/users/5/10/story.html
Written March 19, 2015
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