Tampara Lake
Location of Anshupa Lake within Odisha
Location of Anshupa Lake within Odisha
Tampara Lake
LocationChhatrapur, Odisha
Coordinates19°21′N 84°59′E / 19.35°N 84.98°E / 19.35; 84.98
TypeFreshwater Lake
Basin countriesIndia
Max. length5.4 km (3.4 mi)
Max. width0.65 km (0.40 mi)
Surface area300 ha (740 acres)
Official nameTampara Lake
Designated12 October 2021
Reference no.2489[1]

Tampara Lake is a 300-hectare (740-acre) fresh water lake situated on the right bank of the Rushikulya River, near Chhatrapur, the district headquarters of Ganjam district, Odisha, India. It is 23 km (14 mi) from the city of Brahmapur.The fresh water lake is connected to the Rushikulya River. The flood waters from the river enriches its biodiversity, thus the wetland supports 60 species of birds and 46 fish species. The lake is instrumental in flood control during the monsoon season. The wetland is an important source of livelihood for the local population and also provides water for agriculture and domestic use as well as for providing passage for local transportation of goods. Chatrapur town also using this Lake water for drinking purposes. Now a days this lake is using for water sports, Indian Army's water activities training centre. There are boating and recreation facilities on the site for tourism.[2][3] The lake has been designated as a protected Ramsar site since 2021.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Tampara Lake". Ramsar Sites Information Service. Retrieved 5 November 2022.
  2. ^ "Tampara Lake". PIB. Retrieved 5 November 2022.
  3. ^ "Humuri Tampara- A Sweet Water Lake". ganjam.nic.in. Retrieved 5 November 2022.