Dalpat Sagar Lake, spread over 350 hectares is listed amongst the most popular lakes in Chhattisgarh. It has got the distinction of being the largest artificial lake in Chhattisgarh. Dalpat Sagar is an ancient lake that was built some 400 years ago by the famous king of Bastar Raja Dalpat Deo Kakatiya. The main purpose of building this lake was to store the rain water so that it could be used later for various purposes like irrigation, drinking and day-to-day usage. As-of-now, the lake has become one of the prime attractions in Bastar and is being used as a major source of fishes. Both the lakes in Bastar have been developed into popular picnic spots and locals as well as tourists make it a point to come here during holidays and weekends. It offers its visitors with wide ranging outdoor recreational activities such as boating, fishing, picnicking and sightseeing.