Wular Lake, Jammu and Kashmir

The mountainous state of Jammu & Kashmir is often denoted as the paradise on the earth. The mesmerizing beauty of the towering snow clad peaks, the lush green valleys and the sparkling fresh waters caressing the terrains makes your visit to this fair old state a once in a lifetime experience. There are many things to see in Jammu & Kashmir Tourism circuit like the city tour of Jammu, the sightseeing of Srinagar and Pahelgaon, an adventures yet holy trek to the frozen caves of Amarnath and a visit to the cold desert plateau of Ladakh. But your trip will not reach its epitome if you fail to visit the enchanting Wular Lake in Bandipora district (near to Srinagar).

Wular Lake is the largest fresh water lake in India. It is also one of the largest ones in the whole of Asia. The beauty of Wular lake lies in it panoramic view. The lake gets its water from the Jhelum River since it is a natural reservoir for the river. The mythological significance of Wular Lake is that it is believed to be the remnant of the prehistoric Satisar Lake. However, what makes the Wular Lake more intriguing is that it has been declared as one of the principal Ramsar Sites in the country. The biodiversity in this lake makes it’s a heaven for the fishermen. The fisheries here contribute to almost 60 percent yield to the total state production. A rich flock of avian species visit the lake and a wide variety of fishes are found in the Wular Lake. You can also visit the famous Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary here. The Wular lake is a serene place with boating and other water activities available to the tourists.

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