Which one of the following is an artificial lake?
[UPSC Civil Services Exam – 2018 Prelims]
(a) Kodaikanal (Tamil Nadu)
(b) Kolleru (Andhra Pradesh)
(c) Nainital (Uttarakhand)
(d) Renuka (Himachal Pradesh)
- Kodaikanal, situated in Tamil Nadu, boasts a manmade lake which was created in 1863 by Sir Vere Henry Levinge, the former Collector of Madurai.
- Kolleru Lake, located in Andhra Pradesh, is the largest shallow freshwater lake in Asia and one of the largest freshwater lakes in India. It is situated between the Krishna and Godavari Deltas.
- Nainital, situated in Uttarakhand, is home to a natural freshwater lake of tectonic origin.
- The largest natural lake in Himachal Pradesh is Renuka Lake, named after the goddess Renuka.
Therefore, option (a) is the correct answer.