Condition of Khushal Sar
Khushal Sar has been encroached upon at many places with illegal construction and land filling.
Connection of Khushal Sar
Khushal Sar once stretched from Zoonimar up to the Aali Masjid but now it is considerably reduced. Khushal Sar is connected to the Anchar lake via a small channel. Another smaller lake, known as Gilsar, is connected to the Khushal Sar via a narrow strait, which is spanned by a bridge known as Gil Kadal. The Gilsar lake is in turn connected to the Nigeen lake via the Nallah Amir Khan. Until the 1970s, the Mar Canal drained into this lake providing navigability up to Ganderbal District via the Anchar lake. After the filling up of the Mar Canal, the condition of the lake deteriorated further.
Sakkarbaug Zoological Garden The Sakkarbaug Zoological Garden is said to be oldest zoological garden in the state and the third oldest in the country. Serving as a safe haven for the endangered Asiatic lions and other animals, the Sakkarbaug Zoo is a popular place of attraction among tourists.
Dhauladhar Mountain Range Referred to as the Outer or Lesser Himalayas, the Dhauladhar Mountain Range is one of the most important ranges in the Himalayan range and is also a popular trek.
NH 47A The NH 47A highway is known to be the second shortest national highway in India.
Chandrabhaga River The Chandrabhaga River is a tributary of the Purna River in western India and is one of the most sacred rivers in the state of Maharashtra.
Kaimur Range Part of the Vindhya Mountain Range, the Kaimur Range stretches for 483 km and is known to have several waterfalls and plateaux.