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Sheshnag Lake, Pahalgam

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Sheshnag Lake is an alpine high altitude oligotrophic lake situated at the track leading to Amarnath cave 23 kilometers from Pahalgam in Anantnag district of Kashmir valley in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir at an elevation of 3590 meters. It has a maximum length of 1.1 kilometers and maximum width of 0.7 kilometers.Etymology, geographyAccording to the Hindu mythology Sheshnag means the king of snakes and the lake was dug by Sheshnag himself. It is believed by the Hindus that Sheshnag stays in this Lake even today. It is one of the most ancient places of pilgrimage for the Hindus, as it lies on the track of Amarnath cave.Sheshnag Lake is home to many types of fishes among of which is the brown trout. It freezes during winter, and is inaccessible during this season due to heavy snowfall. It is surrounded by green lush meadows and mountains covered by snow. Sheshnag Lake is one of the famous tourist destination in Kashmir Valley. It is mostly fed by melting of snow and streams coming down from mountain tops. It drains out through a stream which joins Lidder River at Pahalgam.AccessSheshnag Lake is situated 120 kilometers east from Srinagar and 23 km from Pahalgam. It can be accessed 113 km by road up to Chandanwari from which ponies can be hired to cover a trek of 7 km upslope to reach the Sheshnag Lake. Amarnath cave is situated 20 kilometers north of this lake. The best time to visit the lake is from the month of June to September.
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  • When we visited this lake, it was almost dry as there was no water. But, locals say that this place comes alive, when there is water in the lake and it looks pristine blue in color and very clean and ...  more »
  • Sheshnag Lake has a hindu mythology attached to it. It is visited most during Amarnath yatra. Surrounded by mountains, lake has a blue crystal clear water. It is a beautiful place and i reccomend it. 
  • I think one of the best place in the earth. I went there during my Amarnath Yatra this year. To explain the secret of Life and immortality Lord Shiva chose Amarnath Cave. He took Goddess Parvati as hi...  more »