6 Lake/ River/ Ponds in Jammu and Kashmir that you should visit - With photos & details

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6 Lake/ River/ Ponds to explore in Jammu and Kashmir

Famous for its lakes, gardens and mountains. With a long history of nations fighting with each other for their territorial ambitions in the region.

Gadsar LakeGadsar Lake, Forest Block 193502

The Gadsar Lake or the Yemsar Lake also called as the valley of flowers is a picturesque, alpine high altitude oligotrophic lake in Kashmir valley at an elevation of 3600 metres. It has a max. length of 0.85 kilometres and max. width of 0.76 kilometres.

Manasbal LakeManasbal Lake, 193504

Manasbal Lake is located in Ganderbal District in the State of Jammu and Kashmir in India. The name Manasbal is said to be a derivative of the Lake Manasarovar. Lake is encircled by three villages viz., Jarokbal, Kondabal (also called Kiln place, is situated on the north-eastern side of the lake) and Ganderbal and is stated to be the deepest lake in India.

Nigeen LakeNigeen Lake, Srinagar 190006

Nigeen Lake is surrounded by a large number of willow and poplar trees. Hence, it has come to be referred to as a "nageena", which means "the jewel in the ring". The word "nigeen" is a local variant of the same word.

SanasarSanasar 182143

Sanasar is the name given to the two small villages of Sana and Sar in Jammu province, Jammu and Kashmir state, India.  Named after small local lakes, Sana and Sar are located 20 kilometres  west of Patnitop, Ramban district on the national highway 1A. At an altitude of 2,050 metres , it is the hub for adventure and sport activities in the Jammu region. The area is notable for its scenic views of mountain ranges including the Brammah Massif.

Tarsar LakeTarsar Lake, 191202

The Tarsar Lake or Tar Sar is an almond-shaped, oligotrophic alpine lake situated in the Kashmir Valley, specifically in Aru, Anantnag district, Jammu and Kashmir, India

Wular LakeWular Lake

Wular lake is one of the largest freshwater lakes in Asia. The lake basin was formed as a result of tectonic activity and is fed by the Jhelum River. The lake's size varies seasonally from 12 to 100 square miles (30 to 260 square kilometers). In addition, much of the lake has been drained as a result of willow plantations being built on the shore in the 1950s.