Set at an elevation of 3710 meter, Vishansar Lake is located at a distance of 20 km from the beautiful and colorful meadows of Sonamarg. In the local Kashmiri dialect, Vishansar means ‘the lake of Lord Vishnu’. This is why, the lake holds immense importance in Hinduism. The lake is fed by Krishnasar Lake and many glaciers. Also, it is the source of Neelum River, which is a tributary of Jhelum River. It is a great place for brown trout and masher fishing in summers. During summer season, the lake gets surrounded with lush green fields where one can see shepherds grazing their flocks of goat and sheep. The lake freezes during winter season. The attraction is a must visit for nature lovers and fishing enthusiasts. The best time to visit Vishansar Lake is from the month of April to June.
Vishansar Lake is a famous attraction in the trekking circuit of Sonamarg. A number of hikes and treks are organized up to this place. You really can’t miss capturing the beauty of Vishansar Lake in your camera. Every photograph clicked at the attraction speaks of its natural beauty and serenity. Here you get a number of opportunities to capture a great view of snow capped peaks, breathtaking green surroundings and the sparkling lake. The perfect scenery and scenic beauty of this lake make it one of the most popular attractions of Sonmarg. Vishansar Lake is easily accessible via rail, road and air. The nearest railhead and airport is Srinagar which is situated 80 km away. Via road, Sonmarg is connected to major regions of the country via state and private buses.