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Gangabal Lake in Sonamarg

Nestled at the foothills of Haramukh mountain range in Kashmir, Gangabal lake is one of the popular tourist destinations in the region, which is nourished by glaciers and rainfall. The pristine lake resides at an altitude of 3500 meters above sea level and is advised that one must trek to this scenic point. For this, Ganderbal, Narang and Bandipores serve as closest trekking routes to Gangabal Lake. Home to several species of fishes, Gangabal lake is a famous fishing spot as well. Prime attraction amongst its vivid species is the Brown Trout. Besides fishing, Gangabal lake is also a famous trekking and hiking spot. The green meadows located little high from the enchanting lake can be easily walked down.

Apart from its scenic beauty and tranquility, Gangabal lake holds a deep religious history within itself.  Its significance is such that the lake is as important as the sacred Haridwar in Hindu mythology. Owing to this, every  year Kashmiri Pandits organize a three day long religious Yatra by the lake. If lucky, you also can be a part of it.     

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