Barju Lake (also known as Chimdi Lake) is located at chimdi VDC of Sunsari district, eastern Nepal which is 12 km northwest from Biratnagar. Earlier this lake was the most popular and richest wetland site for surrounding vicinity but these days natural beauty over there doesn’t exist. Many of the Aquatic resources have been already extinct and few of the remaining resources are in the verse of extinction. The main reason for the extinction of the resources is the loss of wetland habitat and convergence of lake system into cultivation of land.
The historically important Barju Lake spreads in an area of 152 bighas, only one-fourth of the lake is filled with water. Locals in the nearby areas claimed that around 5,000 species of birds have been sighted at the lake lately. The native individuals are claiming that the lake has its existence from earlier period when Mahabharata exits. Many visitors have been growing for visiting this place as it is historically important lake for different purposes such as boating, picnic and other research purposes. Boating in this lake is really awesome and enjoyable with beautiful nature view, various species of birds nearby and beautiful grassland. Existence of fish inside Lake adds more beauty in this area.
However, beauty and historical important of this area still exist and many people these days visit this place for boating, to watch fisheries and beauty of this lake. Various wetlands and beauty of this lake is really watchable which leads many people to visit this place more and more.