Literally “Lake of Mustard”, Tam Dil is situated near Saitual Village, about 110 kms from south-east of Aizawal. Having been developed as an important pisciculture centre by the Fisheries Department and a holiday resort by the Tourism Department of Govt. of Mizoram, this is one of the most frequented lakes in Mizoram. The lake and the surrounding thick forest are home to wide species of trees, plants and animals.
It offers an ideal picnic spot and boating facilities for the tourists. People coming here usually enjoy and pass their long hours in boating are this wonderful lake. Accommodation to stay is also accessible at the Tourist lodge, at Saitual village only 7 km away from the lake.
The lake is encircled by tropical evergreen and moist deciduous forest with species like Sehenia Wallichii, Chikrassia tabularis, Albizzia sp., Artocarpus sp., Merus sp., bamboos etc. The aquatic fauna here consists of fish. There lake has plenty of prawns. The forest surrounding the lake inhabits bear, deer, wild pig and common avi-fauna