The state has a number of beautiful lakes situated in different parts
of its territory
It is situated in an almost inaccessible area in the southern part of
the state. It is 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 hectares.
The lake is surrounded by tropical
evergreen and moist deciduous forests comprising of species like Dipterocarpus
sp., Michelia sp., Schina Wallichin, Mesua ferrea, Chikrassia tabularies,
cedrella tonna, Albizzia sp., Termemalia sp., Lagerstromia sp., Biscofia
Javamica, Ficus sp., Artocarpus sp., Tetrameles nudiflore, bamboos, canes etc.
There are fish and crab in the lake. Bear, tiger, deer, wild pig, and
variety of avifauna are found in the surrounding forests. In Mizoram, this is the
only abode of aquatic birds, with the wild duck of different species.
Tamdil is situated in Aizawal district. It is about 110 km south-east
of Aizawal town and 7 km from Saitual village. 'Tam' is a shortened form of the
Mizo word 'antam' which means mustard plant and 'dil' means lake. Tamdil means a
lake of mustard plants. A folklore associated with the lake says that there was
a big mustard plant in the place where the lake is situated now and whenever
this plant was cut off, water came out incessantly thereby creating the lake.
The lake is surrounded by tropical evergreen and moist deciduous forest
with species like Sehenia Wallichii, Chikrassia tabularis, Albizzia sp.,
Artocarpus sp., Merus sp., bamboos etc. The aquatic fauna consists of fish.
There are plenty of prawns in this lake. In surrounding forests bear, deer, wild
pig and common avifauna are found.
It is situated 14 km from Suangpuilawn village in Aizawal district. It
has an area of 2.5 hectares. Rungdil means lake of partridge. It acquired this name
as at one time it was the habitat of a large number of partridges.
Actually, it consists of two lakes, more or less alike,
separated by a narrow stretch 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 surrounded by tropical evergreen deciduous forests. Its
flora and fauna are of the same type as found in and around the other lakes in
This is a man made lake unlike the other lakes described earlier which
are all natural lakes. This lake is situated in Aizawal district , 150 km to the
north-west of Aizawal and about 8 km from Zamuang village.