Loktak Lake, the largest freshwater (sweet) lake in North -East India, is famous for the phumdis (heterogeneous mass of vegetation, soil, and organic matters at various stages of decomposition) of different geometrical shapes floating over it. People live on the larger floating islands.
This park, which was initially declared as a Sanctuary in 1966, was subsequently declared a National Park in 1977.
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.
Loktak is a birder’s paradise. The most commonly sighted birds in the region include black kite, northern hill myna, East Himalayan pied kingfisher, lesser skylark, lesser eastern jungle crow, Burmese pied myna, and more.