& Nageen Lake
| Manasbal Lake | Wular Lake
High Altitude Lakes
and Nageen Lake
Dal Lake and Nageen Lake is the most outstanding feature of Kashmir.
In a way the lake is Srinagar's aquatic plaza and its heart. Sir
Walter Lawrence has described the world famous water body as Lake
are host to worlds famous Shikaras and Houseboats. Brightly hued
houseboats are anchored on this lake. The Lake changes its moods
and scenery through out the day and after every few kilometers.
Ringed by mountains, its banks are shadowed by poplars and willows.
The lake offers a huge exploration of flora and fauna. In Autumn,
the lake is covered with lotus leaves. The darkening twilight transforms
Dal Lake into a shimmering fantasy of lights.
revolves around this expanse of blue water, bustling with a variety
of crafts. In a way the lake is Srinagar's aquatic plaza and its
heart. Brightly hued houseboats are anchored on this lake. Each
a comfortable home. Ringed by mountains, its banks are shadowed
by poplars and willows. In Autumn, the lake is covered with lotus
leaves and the canals fill up with a tiny plant which turns the
surface into a green carpet. The darkening twilight transforms these
Lakes into a shimmering fantasy of lights.
Lake is located about 30 km north of Srinagar. Manasbal is considered
as the 'supreme gem of all Kashmir lakes' with lotus (Nelumbo nucifera)
nowhere more abundant or beautiful than on the margins of this lake
during July and August. It is the deepest lake of Kashmir valley
and perhaps the only one that develops stable summer stratification.
Manasbal is classified as warm monomictic lake and circulates once
in a year for a short time. The local people believe in the legend
that the lake is bottomless.
lotus in summer and a bird watcher’s paradise, this lake is
one of the largest haunts of aquatic birds of Kashmir. Small but
beautiful, Mananbal’s deep stretches ensure a peaceful clarity
in its waters, making it a still haven among the mountains, water
meadows and reeds. Its serenity is undisturbed by anything except
the chirping of birds. It is a famous spot to enjoy Sunset.
– known to be one of the largest fresh water lakes in Asia
Wular is the largest freshwater wetland in India. the lake is 10
miles (16 km) long and 6 miles (10 km) wide. It lies at the north
end of the Vale of Kashmir, 20 miles (32 km) north-northwest of
Srinagar. Its area varies from 12 to 100 square miles (30 to 260
square km) according to the season.
of its biological, hydrological and socio-economic values, it was
designated as a Wetland of International Importance under the Ramsar
The Wular lake is densely populated with different macrophytic species.
The Wular lake is an important habitat for the fish fauna of the
region. It provides about 60 per cent of the fish yield of the Kashmir
region. The lake has large marshes surrounding it that are important
wildlife habitat. Many migratory waterfowl species use the lake
and surrounding wetlands.
Vishensar, Krishansar, Gadsar, Tarsar and Marsar are some of the
high altitude lakes of Kashmir nestling in the laps of Himalayas.
These lakes are at an altitude of about 5000 mts and can be reached
through alpine trekking. They provide a wonderful time to an Angler
looking for wild trout fishing. These Lakes are abundant with brown
trout’s and are major attraction for those looking for Fly