Welcome to Loktak Lake
An intriguing, picturesque ecosystem, Loktak Lake is one of the few places in Manipur that a foreigner is allowed to visit apart from Imphal. Its shimmering blue waters are broken into small lakelets by (rapidly vanishing) clumps of matted weeds called phumdis, and the lake is inhabited by villagers who build thatched huts on the floating ‘islands’ and make their way about in dugout canoes. Large, perfectly circular fishing ponds are created out of floating rings of weeds. The best view is atop Sendra Island. You can also embark on a boat ride in order to get a closer look at lake life.
On the southern edge of the lake is the sleepy hamlet of Moirang, where on 14 April 1944 the anti-colonial Indian National Army first asserted Indian sovereignty against the British Raj.