Mansar lake is one of the famous picnic spot near Jammu city

Mansar lake is one of the famous picnic spot near Jammu city: Mansar lake is an amazing place near Jammu city to spend time with your family and friends.

 

Mansar lake is one of the famous picnic spot near Jammu city

Hello everyone today I Rahat Arora, sharing with you about the Mansar lake near Jammu city.

Mansar lake is one of the famous picnic spot near Jammu city

Looking for a one day trip near Jammu city then you must add Mansar Lake in your list which is the popular tourist  spot near Jammu city. Tourist visiting here are not only from Jammu & Kashmir but also from neighboring states like Punjab, Haryana and Delhi.

Mansar lake is one of the famous picnic spot near Jammu city

Mansar lake is about 20 kms from from National Highway No. 1A. Road to Mansar Lake starts from just near Samba on National Highway No. 1A. which links Jammu to Pathankot in Punjab. So, tourist visiting Jammu away by road for them Mansar lake will come first so suggesting you to take 2 -3 hrs break at Mansar lake to explore this popular picnic spot.  Form Jammu city Mansar lake is 62 kms away.

Also Mansar lake road joins Udhampur a town in Jammu province directly to Pathankot via Bypass road so tourists going to Kashmir by road may also opt to go by this route after stopping at Mansar lake in which you will By pass the Jammu city.

Mansar lake is one of the famous picnic spot near Jammu city

Things to do in Mansar Lake:

The view of Mansar Lake is amazing and is surrounded by woody forest and hilly terrains which  attracts tourists and photographers to capture the whole view of lake.

Mansar lake is one of the famous picnic spot near Jammu city

Mansar lake is one of the famous picnic spot near Jammu city

This beautiful lake is also the famous boating spot which is must to be experience by everyone to enjoy the view surrounding by the lake. Apart from this  you will also see wildlife Sanctuary here housing jungle life like Spotted Deer, Neelgai etc. besides other water birds such as Cranes, Ducks etc.

Mansar lake is one of the famous picnic spot near Jammu city

You will also see cemented path constructed here to watch the various species of fishes, tortoise and seasonal birds and here you will see people selling raw wheat to feed fishes which is the another attraction of Mansar lake.

Mansar lake is one of the famous picnic spot near Jammu city

As far as availability of food at Mansar lake here you will see Maggie points, Pakoda shops, ice cream and many more local food stalls  are available here.

Religious importance of Mansar Lake:

Mansar lake is not only known for tourist destination but is also considered as a sacred site by the Hindu people. It is believed that by taking the 3 Parikrama (walk around the lake)  can bring good fortune to the newly wed couples.

Not only this you will also see the temple of Sheshnag (snake god) on the eastern bank of the lake. The snake god has six heads and is flanked by small snakes. The two other temples you will see here is  Umapati Mahadev & Narasimha and temple of Durga. Also Many of the Hindu communities perform the Mundan ceremony (First haircut) of their male children here.

Mansar lake is one of the famous picnic spot near Jammu city

I suggest you all if you are visiting the Jammu & Kashmir state in India then, you must definitely add this picnic spot with the mixture of adventure and holy place in your list.

Mansar lake is one of the famous picnic spot near Jammu city

In the end, I hope you like my blog and will help you to explore Mansar Lake one of the famous picnic spot near Jammu city.

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Hello everyone, I am Rahat Arora, I like to explore and capture good travel memories. Being travel lover I am also (travel blogger) through which I share my experience about places with the combination of exploring the place, culture and cuisines. So, I hope you all like my travel experience.

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