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Manasbal Lake, Srinagar
(3.2/5 based on 120 reviews on the web)
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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  • Mansabal lake has got its name from Mansarovar lake. It is know as one of the deepest lake of srinagar. It is not exactly in srinagar, but 30Km away from srinagar. Worth a visit. 
  • Visited the with extended family comprising of seniors, teenagers and young children. The lake as such was serene and beautiful. We went from the back side after visiting the submerged Siva temple. Th...  more »
  • It is approx 30 km from Srinagar. It is located in Ganderbal Distt. It is one of the deepest lakes of Kashmir.The large growth of Lotus at the periphery of the lake ( blooms during July & Aug )adds to...  more »