IMPORTANT LAKES of jammu and kashmir For Competitive Exams

IMPORTANT LAKES of jammu and kashmir For Competitive Exams

A large number of lakes are found in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Mostly of glacial origin. Some of the important lakes of the state are as follows:


The Wular lake in Kashmir is the largest freshwater lake in India. It is about 16 km long, 9.6 km wide . This lake lies between Bandiporeand Sopore at the distance of about 75 km.

Dal Lake :-

The Dal lake is a beautiful lake near Srinagar. It is eight km long and 7 km wide. Its a flood lung of the Jhelum. The famous Mughal gardens are situated around it. Floating gardens are found in this lake, it grow a large variety of vegetables.


The Nagin lake is located at a few distance from the Dal lake. Both the lakes Nagin lake and Dal lake are interconnected by a small water channel . Like Dal lake, Nagin lake also freezes in the winter.

Anchar Lake:

This lake is swampy area.The Sind Nallah enters this lake from onenside and flows out from the other side. It is about 8 kms long and 3 kms wide.

Mansbal Lake :-

The Mansbal lake is at a distance of 29 km from Srinagar and is situated at Safapora. It is 5 km long and 1 km wide. I connected by a canal with Jhelum .


The Mansar lake, 62 km from Jammu is about 1.6 kms in length and 0.8 kms in width. Besides being a popular excursion destination, mansar is also a holy site,sharing the legend and sanctity of Lake Mansarovar. On its eastern bank lies the shrine of mythological Sheshnag. People on festive occasions takes a holy dip in this lake.

Harwan lake:

The Harwan lake is situated at a distance of 21 km from Srinagar. It is 278m long, 137 m wide and 18 m deep. It is a source of water supply to Srinagar city.


The Hokarsar lake on Baramulla road about thirteen kms from Srinagar. It is about 3 miles long and 1 mile wide. Willow trees are grown in abundance around its banks.

Vishno Pad:

The Konsurnag or Vishno Pad lake is situated in the Pir Panjal range at a height of 4,000 m above sea level to the south of Shopian. It is about 5 km long and 3 km wide and is the source of the river Vishav. It is at a distance of 34 kms from Shopian.


The Gangabal lake is situated at a height of 11,713 ft (3,570 m) on the peak of Harmukh mountain.


The Sheshnag lake is situated near Vavjan, enroute to Shri Amarnath cave. It is at a distance of 29 km from Pahalgam.


The Neelang lake is situated in district Badgam at a distance of 10 km from

Two more lakes:

Tarsar lake and Marsar lake lies on the northern slope of the Harmukh mountain.

Marsar lake the origin of the Canal Sharabkul t hat provides water to the fountains that play in the Mughal Gardens. Marsar lake flows into the Lidar river, which is one of the largest tributaries of River Jehlum.

Sokh and Dokh are two other frozen lakes.


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