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Manasbal Lake in Srinagar

Manasbal Lake in the Kashmir valley is a picturesque water body that is nestled in the serene Jhelum valley. Residing  solo, the beautiful Manasbal lake is not attached to any major channels for water inflow. Tucked away in the lap of nature, the lake is one of the major attractions near Srinagar, the visit of which one can bank on.  The origin of this popular lake is not yet clear. However, it is believed by the locals that it is very ancient as it is named after the sacred Mansarovar Lake in Kailash mountain. In today’s times, Manasbal lake is by far the deepest lake in India and it gives tourism a new high in the state. The exotic view of the lake includes beautiful lotus flowers dotted in the major portion of the lake. Much to the amazement, the surroundings of this natural lake boast of an ancient fort on its north shore.

As you sail through the lake on traditional boats named Shikara, you can have a nice time watching several birds flying in the vicinity. This makes the lake a paradise for bird watchers. Apart from its scenic nature, Manasbal lake near Srinagar offers a number of activities like fishing and water skiing.    

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