Kashmir is considered as “Heaven on Earth” because of its scenic beauty. There are several places to visit in Kashmir and tourists from across the globe come here to enjoy the tranquillity of the valley and the mystic landscapes.
Kashmir tourism has a lot to offer to its tourists in terms of attraction. Of the many attractions here in Kashmir, the one that lures the tourists most are the lakes here. The picturesque lakes of Kashmir are a major crowd puller. There is nothing better than spending some peaceful time around these lakes. Below is the list of the 10 most beautiful lakes of Kashmir:
Popularly called as the “Jewel in the Crown of Kashmir”, Dal Lake is the second largest lake in Kashmir valley. You can enjoy the beautiful sunsets here and can ride through the houseboats and shikaras here.
Also called as Pangong Tso, this lake is a major hub for all the bird watchers as you can spot variety of species of different birds like Bar-Headed geese & Siberian crane. Also, if you are a nature lover or love clicking pictures, Pangong Lake has a lot to offer.
This lake is mostly popular among yatris who visit Amarnath during their trips & hence is always crowded during the Amarnath Yatra. If you wish to visit this lake, you need to take a two day long hike from Pahalgam.
This lake is located at the base of Haramuk Mountain and is considered as one of the largest fresh water lakes in Asia. One of the most unique features about this lake is that it comprises of a small island called as Zaina Lank which was built by King Zainul-Abi-Din.
This lake is situated at a height of 4,000 metres above the sea level and remains frozen almost throughout the year. You can reach this lake through a two day long trek from Aru or can opt for a pony ride.
This lake is located on the foothills of the mountain Zabarwan and is surrounded by many willow and poplar trees. You can indulge in many water activities at this lake and can also go on a romantic boat ride with your partner.
Also called as the lake of flowers, Gadsar Lake is a high altitude lake situated about 5,000 metres above the sea level. 28 kilometres from Sonmarg, this lake is extremely famous for trekking. Tourists can also indulge in some fishing activity here.
Located at about 30 kilometres from Srinagar, Ahansar Lake is considered as one of the most fresh water lakes in Kashmir. Situated on the flood plains of the river Jhelum, this lake is adorned for its crystal clear water.
This is another lake of Kashmir that is visited by many tourists each year as it tucked in the lap of nature. This lake is absolutely bliss for tourists who want to spend some calm time amidst nature.
This is a small lake that lies between the high mountains in between Kashmir valley and Sind River and is adorned by tourists for its crystal clear water.
If you are planning your next vacation to Kashmir, customize your Kashmir packages and visit at least some of these striking lakes for a mesmerizing experience.