Lifthock Lake Floating Islands

Lake Loktak is the largest in the northeast
India fresh water. Its area is 35 to 13 kilometers.

This amazing place is famous for its unique floating islands.
phumdi Many of these islets consisting of soil
vegetation and humus are round or square, and
scientists still can not explain the nature of such a phenomenon.

Phumdi have a dense spongy surface and look like trampolines.
Like icebergs, they are mostly hidden under water, and on the surface
lakes are visible only their tops. In summer, the water level in Loktak
decreases, and the roots of the islands sometimes reach the bottom, absorbing from it
nutrients.

The lake and the thousands of it are incredibly important to the local
residents. Indians use water for irrigation and drinking, and fishermen
about 1500 tons of fish are caught here annually. On floating
there are huts of local residents, boat moorings and even
one school.

Phumdi is also a place where at least 200 grow
plant species, among which live about 400 animal species, including
including a rare indian python. On the largest island
is the only floating national park on the planet
he is called “Keybul Lamiao”. The “dancing” deer dwells in it.
endangered sanggai. It is noteworthy that
the hooves of this animal are specially adapted to the spongy surface
phumdi

�Keybul Lamiao has an area of ​​approximately 40 square kilometers.
The park was created exclusively for the preservation of the Sangai, which
almost extinct – there are a few individuals. Now deer live
not only on floating meadows, but also on a strip of solid land,
dividing the park in two.

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