Lakes in Jammu and Kashmir: Famous Lakes of Jammu and Kashmir 1. Wular Lake: Interesting facts about Wular Lake:
- India’s largest freshwater lake.
- Spread over an area of 189 sq. km.
- Located at an altitude of 1580 meters.
- Located in Bandipora district in the Jammu and Kashmir state of India.
- Surrounded by high mountain ranges and snow-covered peaks.
- Its basin is formed by tectonic activity and is fed by the Jhelum River.
- Accounts for 60 percent of the total fish yield of the Kashmir.
- A favorite wintering site for a large number of migratory bird species.
- In 1986, it was declared a Wetland of National Importance.
- In 1990 it was declared as a wetland of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention.
- A beautiful lake located at Srinagar in the Jammu and Kashmir state of India.
- It is known as the heart of the Srinagar.
- Asia’s largest Tulip garden is found on the banks of Dal Lake.
- Floating gardens, houseboats, shikaras are very common in this lake.
- The popular Mughal garden, Shalimar Bagh, Nishat Bagh, and Shankaracharya temple are also located on the banks of Dal Lake.
- Deep blue water lake which is an offshoot of Dal Lake.
- Separated from Dal Lake by a causeway.
- Located to the east of the Srinagar city at the foothill of the Zabarwan Mountain.
- Shankaracharya hill and Hari Parbat which surround the lake offer picturesque views.
- Houseboat staying, shikara ride, water skiing and more are available for the tourists.
- Located in an isolated area around 160 km from Leh.
- 5-6 km wide and 144 km long.
- It shares boundary with China.
- World’s highest brackish (salt) water lake located at an elevation of 4,350 above the sea level.
- Located in Jhelum valley or Ganderbal district of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, India.
- Surrounded by three villages Jakorbal, Kondabal, and Gratbal.
- Known as the ‘Bird’s Paradise’.
- Deepest Lake of Kashmir.
- Filled with beautiful lotus flowers.
- Ruins of Darogabagh fort and Jharokha garden can be found to the north of this lake.
- Boat riding, water skiing, birds watching and fishing facilities are available.
- Located around 135 km away from Leh in the Rupshu valley.
- Situated at an altitude of 15075 feet and is surrounded by brown barren hills.
- A Monastery is located nearby this lake.
- Offers a picturesque view of sunset.
- Good for camping and sightseeing.
- Situated at a height of 3570 meters above the sea level.
- Located in the Ganderbal district of Kashmir valley.
- It is a sacred lake for the Hindus.
- Also known as Haramukh Ganga as it is located on the foothills of Haramukh Mountain.
- Located 42 km away from Jammu.
- Surrounded by wooded mountain ranges.
- It is 30 km away from Mansar Lake.
- Surinsar Mansar Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the middle of Surinsar and Mansar Lake.
- In summers, it looks like a lotus garden.
- It is believed, this lake was formed when Arjuna of epic Mahabharata shot an arrow to the land.
- Located at a distance of 40 km to south of Udhampur
- Famous for the food and craft festival
- Surrounded by dense forests and hills
- Holds religious values owing to Sheeshnag shrine.
- A high latitude lake in the Ladakh region of the Jammu and Kashmir state of India.
- Located at an altitude of 4660 meters above the sea level.
- Known as White or Salty Lake due to the deposition of salt dunes all over the shore of the lake.
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