Keibul Lamjao National Park is located in the Bishnupur district of the state of Manipur in India. This National Park is the only floating park in the world and is an part of Loktak Lake. This national park is a swamp. The aquatic vegetation as well as decomposed plant materials with soil particles have thickened to form a floating solid base kind, locally called phumdis. This Loktak Lake is a Ramsar site. This park is neither a swamp being too deep nor a lake being too swallow.
Flagship Animal: Eld’s deer or sangai
Notified Area: 40 km2
The national park was designated in 1977,
Round the year tourists can visit the park.
Moist semi-evergreen vegetation is present in the park. The aquatic vegetation comprises of Alpinia galanga (pullei), Eichhornia crassipes (kabokang), Hedychium coronarium (loklei), Nelumbo nucifera (thambal) and Phragmites karka (tou), Saccharum munja (khoimom), S. bengalensis, Eiranthus procerus (singnang), Dioscorea bulbifera (phumha), Cynodon dactylon (tinthou), Zizania latifolia (wild rice, ishing kambong), Polygonum (buckwheat) and Trapa (water caltrop or water chestnut).
Brow-antlered deer (Cervus eldi eldi), hog deer (C. porcinus), wild boar (Sus scrofa), Asian golden cat, bay bamboo rat, musk shrew, common shrew, large Indian civet (Viverra civetta), common otter (Lutra lutra), jungle cat (Felis chaus), flying fox and sambar (Cervus unicolor) etc.
Both migratory and resident bird species includes Burmese pied myna, North Indian black drongos, lesser eastern jungle crow, East Himalayan pied kingfisher, black kite, lesser sky-lark, northern hill myna, Burmese sarus sarus crane, Indian white-breasted waterhenyellow headed wagtail, spotbill duck, blue-winged teal, ruddy shell duck, threatened hooded crane, and crimson-breasted pied woodpecker etc.
Reptiles and Amphibians
Park specific activity
Boating in the lake.