Top 5 Largest Wetland and Ramsar Sites in India

The list of Ramsar sites in India are one of the most threatened of all ecosystems and has an international importance. Largest Wetland of India includes Vembanad lake,Chilika lake,Kolleru lake and Loktak Lake. These Wetlands are home to many species of waterbirds as well as the animals, other Wetland and Ramsar sites of India includes Bhoj Wetland of Bhopal, Kanjli Wetland of Punjab and Renuka Wetland of Himachal Pradesh.

Wetland Mangroves Swamp and Ramsar Sites of India

Vembanad Wetland

Vembanad Lake

The Vembanad Kol lake is the largest lake in Kerala and the longest lake in India. Vembanad Lake Wetland is protected under National Wetlands Conservation Programme of India.

Chilika Wetland


The brackish water lagoon, Chilika Lake is the largest coastal lagoon in India and the second largest lagoon in the World. Ecosystem of Chilika lake is the largest home for migratory birds on the Indian sub-continent.

Kolleru Wetland

Kolleru Lake is one of the largest freshwater lake of India and the wetland is located between the Krishna and Godavari river delta in Andhra Pradesh state. Kolleru Wetland is home to a large species of wetland bird.

Bhoj Wetland

Bhoj Wetland formed by two lakes of Bhojtal and the Lower Lake in the city of Bhopal. The lakes are home to a diverse flora fauna and one of the important Ramsar site in India of wetland of international importance.

Ashtamudi Wetland

Ashtamudi Lake Wetland is second largest and deepest wetland ecosystem,situated near by the largest Vembanad lake ecosystem in the Kollam of Kerala.

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