(Last Updated on : 25-07-2016)
Vishansar Lake is a beautiful lake in Sonamarg
area of Jammu and Kashmir
. It is an alpine high altitude oligotrophic lake that freezes during winter region and melts in summer. Vishansar Lake is accessible with both railways and roadways.
Meaning of Sonmarg
Sonamarg means a 'meadow of gold'. The most important township in the fertile Sind valley, Sonamarg is the last major township in Kashmir on the road to Ladakh
. Sonamarg is also the staging point for some of the most popular treks in the higher altitudes. The most popular trek originating from Sonamarg is the Vishansar and Krishansar Trek. It covers the lakes of Vishansar Lake and Kishansar Lake.
Location of Vishansar Lake
Vishansar Lake is situated in the vicinity of Sonamarg area in Jammu and Kashmir.
Geography of Vishansar Lake
Vishansar Lake is geographically positioned as an elevation of 3710 meters. It has a maximum length of 1 kilometre and maximum width of 0.6 kilometres.
Naming of Vishansar Lake
Vishansar Lake is the shortened word for Vishnusar. Vishansar Lake holds great importance for Kashmiri Pandits. Vishansar in Kashmiri means the lake of Vishnu is the home to many types of fishes among of which is the brown trout.
Climate in Vishansar Lake
Vishansar Lake freezes during winter times. During the summer season, Vishansar Lake is surrounded by green lush meadows where local shepherds graze their flocks of sheep and goat.
Attractions in Vishansar Lake
Vishansar Lake with its scenic beauty, snow-covered mountains and their gorges filled with small glaciers and the meadows around; with alpine flowers is an attraction for the trekkers in the Kashmir Valley.
Glacier of Vishansar Lake
Vishansar Lake is fed by the Krishansar Lake and glaciers. Vishansar Lake is the source of Neelum River which flows northwards up to Badoab and then westwards through Gurais along the Line of Control. Gadsar Lake lies some 9 km in west crossing Gadsar Pass.
Vishansar Lake is situated 115 km. northeast from Srinagar and 35 km from Shitkadi Sonamarg. It can be accessed from Srinagar
or Srinagar Airport, 80 km by road NH 1D up to village Shitkadi from which ponies can be hired to cover an alpine trek of 35 km which takes a complete day of trekking and one has to cross the Nichnai Pass of 4100 meters above sea level. The best time to visit the lake is in the months from June to September.
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