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Mansar Lake, Mansar
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Mansar Lake is situated 62km from Jammu, Mansar is a lake fringed by forest-covered hills, over a mile in length by half-a-mile in width.Besides being a popular excursion destination in Jammu, it is also a holy site, sharing the legend and sanctity of Lake Mansarovar. On the Eastern Bank of the Lake there is a shrine to Sheshnag, a mythological snake with six heads. The shrine comprises a big boulder on which are placed a number of iron chains perhaps representing the small serpents waiting on the tutelary deity of the Sheshnag. Two ancient temples of Umapati Mahadev & Narsimha as also a temple of Durga are situated in the vicinity of the Mansar lake. People take a holy dip in the water of the lake on festive occasions.Newlyweds consider it auspicious to perform three circum-ambulations around the lake to seek the blessings of Sheshnag, the lord of serpents, whose shrine is located on its eastern bank.Certain communities of Hindus perform the Mundan ceremony of their male children here.There are also some ancient temples on the lake’s shores, which are visited by devotees in large numbers. Mansar is also ideal for boating for which the Tourism Department provides adequate facilities.With all religions belief and heritage behind the Mansar Lake is also picking up its fame among the tourists with all its flora & fauna. The lake has cemented path all around with required illumination, with projected view decks to enjoy flickering of seasonal birds, tortoise and fishes of different species. There is a wild life Sanctuary housing jungle life like Spotted Deer, Neelgai etc. besides other water birds such as Cranes, Ducks etc. One can also witness the traditional and typical distinct life style of Gujjar and Backarwals wearing ethnic costume, living in open Kullhas around on the hills of Mansar Lake.
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  • we went to J&K Govt tourism near ragunath bazar in jammu but they guided us to private travellers just inside the premises of that complex itself . they organise well and it is the only way to visit m...  more »
  • This place is approx. 4 hour journey from jammu. Once you reach there you would love the place ... The fishes are in lakhs in the lake ... You can do a boating ..... Take some time to taste the local ...  more »
  • Mansar lake is situated on the way of dhar udhampur road. It is almost 35 km away from Udhampur and 50 km away from Jammu town. This beautiful lake is mainly famous for feeding the fishes. Though ther...  more »
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  • Lake is good. Last 5km drive was really bad. Though they are repairing it. Way Too many fishes but truly speaking the fishes looked like piranhas. They were not beautiful in any way. Same was with turtles. Still the scenic beauty was good to go for a picnic.
  • Its well maintained ecological site for tourism's
  • Mansar Lake, Very nice & beautiful place for peace n refreshment... I love it..
  • Good surrounding views!!!. Naturally Beautiful. Neatly maintained.
  • Good, well maintained park and lake