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Mayem Lake Goa

Mayem Lake also known as Maya Lake

Impotant Things About Mayem Lake Goa

Mayem Lake also known as Maya Lake is situated in Mayem in the Bicholim taluka of North Goa. The beautiful Maya lake is located 7 kms from the Saptakoteshwar Temple. It is situated at a distance of 20kms from Mapusa, 30kms from Panaji and 60kms from Margao.

Nestled amidst verdant hills and a sleepy countryside, the Mayem Lake exudes a charming freshness which is in sharp contrast to the bustling environment of Goan beaches. The most famous lake in Goa, this placid spread of water is a major tourist attraction and a must-have on most of the tourist itineraries. Scenic surroundings and boating are main features of Mayem Lake that attracts tourists at this place from far and near. The tranquil and calm water of the Mayem Lake makes it ideal place for boating. You can enjoy a ride on the small pedal operated boats for a picturesque view of the serene landscape around. . It is a famous picnic spot for the locals of Goa and tourists alike.

It is an artificial lake in Goa and is surrounded by undulating green hills which make it the most delightful and tranquil spot. If you wish to experience the rural side of Goa, then you must visit this lake as there a/re many villages nearby lake. While you are on the way to Mayem Lake or around it, you will experience the tiny beautiful Goan hamlets. It is an experience in itself. Mayem Lake is one of the major attractions of Goa due to wide expanse of calm waters and at the same time the cleanliness, hygiene, and tourist attractions provided by the Government of Goa. The migratory aquatic birds and seasonal birds are also seen on the bank of the Mayem Lake. If you are through with all the beaches of Goa and want to break the monotony then take some time off to spend at the Mayem Lake. Just Relax and enjoy the beauty that surrounds the Mayem Lake.

When visiting the Mayem Lake, a trip to the famous Chamundi temple at Piligao is worth a visit. The image of the Chamunda goddess was originally brought from a temple in Goa Velha which was ruined by the invasions of the Muslim ruler, Malik Kafur in 1312. This temple is very old, although having been rebuilt a number of times. The temple tank is quite large and in its centre is a platform stone with ancient carvings. To leverage the tourism potential of the lake, GTDC has emphasized on building the necessary infrastructure for tourist. A park located on the banks of the Mayem Lake boasts of an excellent cafeteria and several other stalls, the most popular of which are the soft drink ones. One can also venture into the Kumbharwado locality of the Mayem village where artisans carve Ganesh idols out of terracotta for the Ganesh Chaturthi festival. On the roadside there are vendors dealing in Goan handicrafts and refreshments boasting of delicious coconut water. For accommodation purposes GTDC has built many cottages near the lake.

Carambolim Lake

Carambolim Lake supports a large population of herbiverous birds. The male Pintail Ducks remain segregated in locations rich in tall emergent Oryza in shallow margins of the lake, while the females feed on leaves and flowers of nymphea in the central region of the Lake. the coots, which prefer Hydrilla and if available also consume macronvertebrates brought to surface by the activity of other diving birds. The Moorhen is knows to derive the benefits of food brought to surface by agitative feeding habits of the Coots. Diving movements of the Pintails and lesser whistling teals dislodge the benthic macroinvertebrates thereby making them available to birds such as Bronze and Pheasant Tailed Jacanas and Coots.
The ten most abundant birds at Carambolim Lake are Pintal, Lesser Whistling Teal, Cattle Egret, Pond Heron, Purple Moorhen, Red-rumped Swallow, Little Egret, Bronzewinged Jacana, Pheasant Tailed Jacana, Coot. Below are a few photographs I have taken of the diffrent birds at the Carambolim Lake.