Kashmir Lakes

The valley of Kashmir is quite famous for its lakes. Peace, serenity, calm, tranquility all defines the beautiful lakes of Kashmir. Apart from that, the delightful backdrop of the lakes almost leaves you speechless. Then, there are the amazing Shikaras and houseboats on the lake that further add to the enjoyment. Some of the famous lakes in Kashmir are:

 

Dal Lake: Dal lake of Kashmir is one of the most beautiful and picturesque lakes in India. It has been and continues to be a part of the poetry by some renowned poets. This is second largest lake of Jammu and Kashmir state after Wular Lake. The lake is surrounded by majestic mountains from three sides and a large number of gardens and orchards have been laid along the shores. The University of Kashmir also stands along the shores of the Dal Lake. The hundreds of uniquely decorated houseboats which floats on the Dal lake afford an opportunity to tourists to reside on the lake in an atmosphere of peace and tranquility.

Nagin Lake: Popular for water sports like water skiing, swimming, diving and sailing.

Manasbal Lake: This Lake is famous for Lotus flowers during summer and Paradise for Bird Watchers,. Between the river and foot of the Mountains spurs lower end of the Sind valley famous for Picnic spot.

Wular Lake: The Largest fresh water Lake in India 26 Km long and 8 Km wide. Surrounded by the mountains. The river Jehlum passes right through the Lake the deepest part is near the Hill Called Baba Shakur-ud-Din on the north west side.

Anchar Lake : The Anchar Lake is a swampy area. The Sind Nullah enters this lake from one side and flows out from the other. It is about 8 Kms long and 3 Kms. wide. Gandarbal is a famous township on its north-west bank.. Anchar Lake is a bird water's paradise where you will be able to watch and identify many species of birds, some of them on their way to extinction.

On the banks of this lake is situated Soura with SKIMS, Buchpora, Ahmad Nagar, Pandach, Nagbal and finally Ganderbal. Toulmul and the Mansbal lake is farther north, infact northeast near the bottom of the mountains

There are many other lakes besides these like Harvan Lake , Konsarnag or Vishno Pad Lake. Gangabal Lake, Sheshnag Lake, Neelang Lake, Tarsar and Marsar lakes, Sokh and Dokh lakes. .
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