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List of Major lakes in Uttar Pradesh

20-AUG-2018 14:56

    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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