Anshupa Lake
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Anshupa lake
Location of Anshupa Lake within Odisha
Location of Anshupa Lake within Odisha
Anshupa Lake
LocationBanki, Cuttack, Odisha
Coordinates20°27′33″N 85°36′13″E / 20.4591°N 85.6037°E / 20.4591; 85.6037
TypeFreshwater Lake
Basin countriesIndia
Max. length5 km (3.1 mi)
Max. width1.6 km (0.99 mi)
Surface area231 ha (570 acres)
Surface elevationSurrounded by Saranda Hills
Official nameAnsupa Lake
Designated12 October 2021
Reference no.2487[1]

Ansupa Lake is a 231-hectare (570-acre) horseshoe-shaped fresh water oxbow lake on the left bank of the Mahanadi river, opposite Banki in Cuttack district, Odisha, India. It is 40 km (25 mi) from the city of Cuttack. It is a fresh water lake situated amidst the Saranda Hills and enclosed by bamboo tree greenery and mango trees and acts as a shelter for the migratory birds in the wintry weather season. There are boating and fishing facilities.[2] The lake has been designated as a protected Ramsar site since 2021.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Ansupa Lake". Ramsar Sites Information Service. Retrieved 1 November 2022.
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-08-12. Retrieved 2009-03-29.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)