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Loktak Lake in Manipur, the only floating lake in the world

New Delhi: In Manipur, all rivers and rivulets, except for handful converge and meet at Loktak Lake.  Like faithful, on pilgrimage; they run the length of the coarse mountain beds, collecting along the way- sediments

India TV News Desk [ Updated: February 27, 2014 6:34 IST ]
loktak lake in manipur the only floating lake in the world
loktak lake in manipur the only floating lake in the world

New Delhi: In Manipur, all rivers and rivulets, except for handful converge and meet at Loktak Lake.  


Like faithful, on pilgrimage; they run the length of the coarse mountain beds, collecting along the way- sediments and fertile soil before laying it at the altar of the largest freshwater lake in Northeast.  

It is on this bed that a diverse range of aquatic plants and animals thrive without reservation.

It is also called the only floating lake in the world due to the floating phumdis.  

Phumdis are a mass of vegetation, soil and other organic matter that accumulate over a period of time that resemble a landmass that float freely in the lake.  

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