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Manasbal Lake, Srinagar

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Tucked away from crowds of tourists, Manasbal Lake provides a chance to enjoy peace and serenity of nature. Watched over by a majestic mountain, the lake puts on a magical display of lotus flowers in the summer (blooming in August and July) and in the winter, it becomes one of the largest haunts of aquatic birds in Kashmir. Man-made structures to see include the ruins of a 17th-century fort close to the northern bank and of a garden overlooking the lake, both built by the Moghuls. Look for the submerged Hindu temple (dating back to 800-900 CE) with fish swimming around its top. If you feel adventurous, have a shikara ride on the lake or go camping, but know that the lake is less than perfectly maintained. See Manasbal Lake and all Srinagar has to offer by arranging your trip with our Srinagar trip itinerary planner.
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  • Mesmerizing water attracts you shikara ride is excellent but lots of bargaining Fish tikka and fish kababs are excellent  more »
  • Manasbal Lake is very nice lake. Water was very cold as it was sorrounded by snow caped mountains. During sunset the view of the sun was watchable.  more »
  • Manasbal is another lake in Srinagar. Clean waters and its a very nice place to spend for sunrise and sunset.  more »