Biggest and Important Lakes of Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh, India’s south east and 8th largest state in area covering 162,270 sq. kms.
The 10th largest populated state according to 2011 census having 4, 93, 87, 799 people, having
Visakhapatnam as the largest city and Telugu as the official Language.
As you know Lakes always attract people for weekend gateways, places to see near by, enjoy their
weekend holidays with Family, friends, colleagues. So we have find and listed the biggest and
important lakes of Andhra Pradesh are popular in India for weekend gateways.
1: Kolleru Lake – largest shallow freshwater lake in Asia
One of the largest Freshwater lakes in India and titled as Asia’s largest shallow freshwater lake.
Kolleru Lake is located between Krishna and Godavari deltas.
Kolleru lake spans into two districts – Krishna and West Godavari
The lake is fed directly by water from the seasonal Budameru and Tammileru streams.
Birds like Siberian crane, ibis, and painted storks are migrated here in winter season.
Distance from City – 15 kilometers away from the city of Eluru.
Declared as a wildlife sanctuary in November 1999 under India’s Wildlife Protection Act of 1972.
Designated a wetland of international importance in November 2002.
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How to Reach Kolleru Lake Sanctury
You can reach there by road from all the four sides.
Atapaka – Just 2.5 kms from Kaikaluru Town
Bhujabalapatnam – Just 6 kms from Kaikaluru Town
Pallevada – 9 kms from Kaikaluru Town
2: Cumbum Lake – One of the oldest man-made lakes in Asia
Also known as Gundlakamma Lake built on the Gundlakamma rivulet upon Nallamalai hills.
It is the second largest irrigation tank in Asia.
Cumbum Lake is census town in the Prakasam district of Andhra Pradesh.
The anicut of the Cumbum Lake was built by the Vijayanagar Princess Varadharajamma also known as
Ruchidevi, wife of Sri Krishna Devaraya.
Cumbum lake is located at 15.5669°N 79.1167°E having an average elevation of 184 metres (606 ft).
This Lake have direct irrigation land is about 10,300 acres (42 sq. km) in all.
The lake is about 7 km long and about 3.5 km wide.
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3: Pulicat Lake – 2nd largest water lagoon popular in India
Location – Coromandel Coast
Primary Inflow – Arani River, Kalangi River, Swarnamukhi River.
Maximum Length and Width – 60 Kms and 17 Kms.
Surface Area – 250-450 Sq.. Kms
Average and Maximum Depth – 1 meter and 10 meters.
An important wetlands to attract North-East Monsoon rain clouds during October to December
season to Tamil Nadu.
Podouke (Pulicat) as one of the three ports on the east coast of India mentioned by a mariner of 1st Century
in his book “Periplus of the Erythraean Sea“.
Air temperature varies from 15 °C (59 °F) to 45 °C (113 °F)
Climate of the lagoon coast line is Tropical Monsoon.
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So enjoy your weekends holidays with Family, friends 🙂