Below are given names of a few lakes of India. Group them under two categories – natural and created by human beings.

(a) Wular

(b) Dal

(c) Nainital

(d) Bhimtal

(e) Gobind Sagar

(f) Loktak

(g) Barapani

(h) Chilika

(i) Sambhar

(j) Rana Pratap Sagar

(k) Nizam Sagar

(l) Pulicat

(m) Nagarjuna Sagar

(n) Hirakund



Answer to be written in exam 

  • Natural lakes are formed by the action of glaciers and ice sheets , and by river action

  • Artificial lakes are formed due to human activity such as creating a dam across a valley or by diverting a portion of the river flow into the reservoir. Artificial Lake is also known as man-made reservoirs.

Natural Lake

Created by human beings/ Artificial lake

Wular Lake 

Gobind Sagar

Nanital Lake


Dal Lake 

Rana Pratap Sagar


Nizam Sagar


Nagararjuna Sagar










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