(Last Updated on : 22/07/2016)
Anchar Lake is a wetland area and the natural lake formed from the Dal Lake
area. Anchar Lake was declared as a dead lake, because of its deteriorated condition. The encroachments by surrounding residents are going on war footing basis with illegal constructions.
Location of Anchar Lake
Anchar Lake is located in Srinagar, the capital town of Jammu and Kashmir
in Srinagar District
of Jammu and Kashmir. It is situated very close to Ganderbal District
of Jammu and Kashmir.
Condition of Anchar Lake
Anchar Lake is a lake in highly deteriorated condition located near Soura area in the city of Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir.
Natural Connection of Anchar Lake
Anchar Lake is connected with the famous Dal Lake via a channel "Amir Khan Nallah", just as the Dal-gate connects Dal to the Nagin Lake
. In case of flooding, the excessive water of Dal Lake is diverted here.
Deterioration of Anchar Lake
Anchar Lake is getting deterioration during the peak season in Jammu and Kashmir. Once this place is a popular tourist destination as tourists on shikaras and houseboats used to travel here from Dal Lake, over the years it has deteriorated owing to pollution, large scale encroachment, and illegal constructions in its surroundings. In the 1990s, when the Nallah Mar was covered to build the Mearplan highway around western side of Dal lake, six-foot pipes were laid under the new road, to allow Dal to continue to drain into the Anchar lake system, however the pipes soon clogged due to waste and debris.
Settlements near Anchar Lake
Like the Dal lake and Wular Lake, Anchar Lake is home to the Hanji community which live near the lake in an area called as Anchar among the locals people.
Tourism in Anchar Lake
Anchar Lake was neat and clean water body with its crystal clear waters used for drinking as well as for other domestic purposes from the early era to the modern age during the rule of British Government in India. It is on records that visitors used to take a boat ride from Dal Lake to the Khushal Sar lake and used to stroll all around Anchar Lake. It is also said that the tourists used to come in house boats spending nights together there in cool breeze summers, gazing at the reflections of gigantic mountains like Mahadave and Tungal Ball.
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