Son Beel Lake Assam: Barak Valley of Assam State in India is not so famous across the world as this place doesn’t contain much attractions like Taj Majal in Agra, Jantar Mantar in Delhi or Hawa Mahal in Jaipur. But this place of lower Assam has a spot which is very famous and unique.The Famous spot is Son Beel.
Beel in Bengali means Lake and Son Beel is located in Karimganj District of Assam. It is the largest lake in the entire Asia which very few people know.
It’s average depth is 1.5 m (4.9 ft), where as its max depth is 4.5 m (15 ft).The unique and the best thing about the largest Asian lake is that it becomes a farm land for rice cultivation during winter till March and then the land fills with water and becomes a lake.
The best time to visit the lake is during rainy season. At that time the lake transforms into a river because of the rise of water and the water meets Kushira River through Kakra River and flows to Bangladesh.
If anyone visits the lake during winter and then again re-visits it during rainy season then looking at the place he or she will not be able to believe his or her eyes that whether it is the same place where he or she visited last time.
Barak Valley (Cachar,Hailakandi & Karimganj District of Assam) is known for its natural beauties such as Dolu Lake,Ting Tong picnic spot, etc. When outsiders visit Barak Valley then these places are taken to attractions. After visiting Son Beel Lake he or she will never miss the golden chance to visit the largest Asian Lake.
Son Beel is also one of the best picnic spots at Barak Valley. So local people during winter holidays visit this place with their friends and family for picnic. People carry food items after preparing from home and enjoy their meal with their friends and family .Also many people carry food items along with them and after visiting the lake they prepare it in the lake itself. Boating facility is also available here during rainy monsoon which can help people to have some adventure.
Life of local Barak Valley people is also full of chaos and trouble like other people so during holidays if they hangout to the lake then it gives a break to them from the daily chaotic and mechanical life and helps them to spend some time with family which is very difficult in today’s mechanical life.