Odisha is home to several beautiful and pristine lakes for ages which simply stand out more than the others. Of all, Ansupa Lake is an alluring water body which has a stunning landscape and may greatly surprise you with its unique beauty. Shadowed under the much renowned Chilika Lake, Ansupa Lake is horseshoe shaped and also the largest freshwater lake in Odisha.
Ansupa covers around 141 hectares of area and one of its main appeals include the neighboring Saranda and Bishnupur Hills which offer some picture perfect views. While on one side you will find these hills touching the sky, on the other you can comprehend the vast lake with varieties of water foliage.
Further adding to the attraction is a gorgeous park with boating facilities that is ideally located at the western end of the lake. Once you are here, the surrounding sight of water lilies, lotuses, exquisite migratory birds (during winters) against the impeccable blue background of the lake will simply leave you mesmerized.
Moreover, evening hours spent on the bank of Ansupa Lake will always be a breathtaking and memorable experience for the visitors. The beauty of this site is also at its peak during the monsoon season which is preferably a great time to visit!
There’s more to Ansupa than just this! An ecotourism complex, Ansupa Saranda Ecotourism Complex, lies on the hill-top and comprises of Heritage Garden, Bamboo Cottage, Watch Tower, Sunset Point besides other facilities. For a relaxing sight, you can climb the watch tower and get a fantastic 360 degree view of Anuspa and its adjoining plains!
The premise even houses three independent bamboo cottages offering accommodation option for tourists who wish to have a short stay. Rooms are built in a distinctive style with bamboo that renders a completely different escapade. This exciting stay plus the provision of camp fire will definitely elevate your enjoyment quotient!
In case you are looking for a serene and introspective weekend gateway, then Ansupa Lake is just the right place to be at!
Location: 70 km away from Cuttack and 65 km from Bhubaneswar, Ansupa Lake falls in the middle of a state highway connecting Athagarh and Banki districts!