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List of Major lakes in Uttar Pradesh

A lake is an area of variable size filled with water, localized in a basin, which is surrounded by land, apart from any river or other outlet that serves to feed or drain the lake. It can be classified on the basis of formation and on the quality of the water (freshwater or saltwater).

Uttar Pradesh is blessed by nature. This state comprises of the Ganga-Yamuna Doab, the Ghaghra plains, the Ganga plains and the Terai. Many natural lakes, usually the oxbows, occur on the floodplains of rivers in the Ganga system. The name of major lakes and where they are located in Uttar Pradesh are given below:

Lakes in Uttar Pradesh

Lake / Pool / Kund

City

Ramgarhtaal and Chiluataal

Gorakhpur

Bakhira Jheel

Sant Kabir Nagar

Karela and Etauja Jheel

Lucknow

Nawabgunj Jheel, Kundra Samundra

Unnao

Badataal (Gokhur)

Shahjahanpur

Payag Jheel

Bahraich

पार्वती व अरगा ताल

Gonda

Jirgo and Tirsi Lake, Tanda darti Taal (Drargart)

Mirzapur

Bhugetaal and Visaithataal

Raibareli

Liloor Jheel

Bareli

Thithoora Jheel, Morai Taal

Fatehpur

Beti, Ajgara and Nuiya Jheel

Pratapgarh

Surha Taal

Balia

Moti and Gaur Jheel

Rampur

Shukrataal

Muzzafanagar

Raamtaal

Meerut

Kimath Taal

Agra

Sheikh Jheel (In the process to develop in the form of National Bird Sanctuary)

Aligarh

Govind Ballabh Pant Sagar (Artificial lake)

Sonbhadra

Alwara Jheel (The arrival site of foreign birds)

Koshambi

Aundhi Taal

Varanasi

Raja ka Bandh, laundhi and Bhojpur Taal

Sultanpur

Darwan Jheel

Faizabad

Bal Hapara

Kanpur

Lakshmi Taal, Baruasagar and Bhasneh 

Jhansi

Sagar Taal

Badaun

Madan Sagar

Mahoba

Pangaili Fulhar or Gomti Taal

Pilibhit

Dahar Jheel, Bhijwaan Jheel

Hardoi

Devaria Taal

Kannauj

Bhakha Jheel

Etawah

Sita Kund (Misrikh), Chakra Kund (Naumish)

Sitapur

Bharatkund

Ayodhya

Radhakund, Shyamkund, Govindkund and Mansi Ganga Kund

Govardhan, Mathura

Kokilakund, Krishnakund

Kokila Forest, Mathura

Nauh Jheel

Mathura

The lakes of the Uttar Pradesh blessed with amazing landscapes and this is the only reason a large variety of migratory birds visit around the lakes of the state at specific times of the year. Lakes are playing very important role in preventing flood by regulating the flow of the river. During dry seasons, a lake helps to maintain an even flow of the river.

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