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Vishansar Lake Sonamarg

Set at an elevation of 3710 meters, Vishansar Lake is located at a distance of 20 km from the 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 the Neelum River, which is a tributary of the Jhelum River.

Best Time To Visit Vishansar Lake Sonamarg

It is a great place for brown trout and masher fishing in the summers. During the summer season, the lake gets surrounded by lush green fields where one can see shepherds grazing their flocks of goats and sheep. The lake freezes during the 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.

Popular Attraction at Vishansar Lake Sonamarg

Vishansar Lake is a famous attraction in the trekking circuit of Sonamarg. A number of hikes and treks are organized up to this place. Here you get a number of opportunities to capture a great view of snow-capped peaks, breathtaking green surroundings, and the sparkling lake.

How to reach Vishansar Lake Sonamarg?

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.

Top Things to Do in & around Vishansar Lake

  • Trek from Sonamarg to Vishansar Lake
  • Enjoy the marvellous views
  • Trout & mahseer fishing


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