Kabartal Wetland: The oxbow lake of India

The Kabartal Wetland (locally known as Kanwar lake) is Asia’s largest oxbow lake situated in the Begusarai district of Bihar. It is a residual oxbow lake, formed due to the meandering of Gandak river, a tributary of Ganga. Covering the majority of the Indo-Gangetic plains in northern Bihar, this lake was declared a Ramsar site inContinue reading “Kabartal Wetland: The oxbow lake of India”

The City of Vanishing Lakes

‘Once destroyed, nature’s beauty cannot be repurchased by any price’ – Ansel Adams Banglore’s transformation from the ‘Garden city’ to the ‘Garbage City’ has been a prolonged process but what intrigues scientists till today is the story of its lost lakes. Proudly housing more than 200 lakes in the 1980s, the lakes of Bangalore were Karnataka’sContinue reading “The City of Vanishing Lakes”

Pangong Tso – A lake that changes colour

Pangong lake is the world’s highest saltwater lake situated at an altitude of almost 4,350m in the union territory of Ladakh. The lake derives its name from the Tibetan word, “Pangong Tso”, which means “high grassland”. For the last decade, acquiring the western front of the lake has been a point of contention between India andContinue reading “Pangong Tso – A lake that changes colour”

The Dark reality of Dal lake

Popularly known as ” Srinagar’s Jewel” or “Lake of flowers” the Dal lake of Jammu & Kashmir has been a tourist hotspot for several years. With snow-capped mountains and lush green coniferous trees in its backdrop, it truly creates a magical scenery. The lake is traversed through long wooden boats known as ‘Shikharas’ which passContinue reading “The Dark reality of Dal lake”

The fascinating story of Nainital lake

Nainital lake, a prominent tourist destination in the hill station of Nainital is spread over a perimeter of 2 miles and is situated at an altitude of 6,358 feet. The lake is further divided into two parts- Mallital( Northern half) and Tallital(Southern half). As of the 2011 survey, the total population of Nainital is aboutContinue reading “The fascinating story of Nainital lake”

The silent serenity of Chilika lake

Source-Democratic Accent Recognized as the largest estuarine lake in Asia, the Chilika lake never fails to infatuate tourists. It is located in the eminent district of Puri in Orissa and is approximately 37 kilometers from the Jagannath Temple. Along with housing the world’s only freshwater Irrawaddy Dolphins it’s also a bird watcher’s paradise as migratoryContinue reading “The silent serenity of Chilika lake”