Lakes in Mizoram

The state of Mizoram has a number of beautiful lakes situated in different parts of its territory. Lakes are scattered through out the state. But there are few, which are worth a visit. The most important of them are Palak, Tamdil, Rungdil; and Rengdil. The lake of Mizoram are ideal of boating and fishing. All the locations are distinct and picturesque, providing a lovely sight to the onlookers.

Tamdil Lake – Tamdil is situated in Aizawl district. The Tamdil lake is a natural lake situated about 110 km south-east of Aizwal town and 7 km from Saitual village. Legend has it there was once a huge mustard plant in the place of the lake. When the plant was cut off, jets of water sprayed out from the plant creating a pool of water, and thus the name Tamdil which means of ‘Lake of Mustard Plant’ was born. Today the lake is a major tourist spot and a holiday resort.

Palak Lake – The lake is situated in an inaccessible land in the southern part of Mizoram. The Palak lake is situated in the Lakher region of Chhimtuipui district, 130 km south-west of Saiha, the district headquarters and 5 km from Pahu village. It is an oval lake, 200 m long and 150 m wide, occupying an area of 30 ha. It is said that, the lake came into existence as a result of an earthquake or a flood. The local people believe a village which was submerged still remains intact deep under the waters of the lake.

Rungdil Lake – Rungdil Lake is situated 14 km from Suangpuilawn village in Aizwal district.Rungdil Lake consists of two lakes, more or less similar, separated by a narrow strip of land. It is said that if a pumpkin is cut into two halves and one is put in one lake, it will surface in the other lake. The two lakes are believed to have a subterranean connection. The lake is bounded by tropical evergreen deciduous forests. Its flora and fauna are of similar type as found in and around the other lakes in Mizoram.

Rengdil Lake – This is a man made lake unlike the other lakes described earlier which are all natural lakes. This lake is situated in Aizawl district.