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How to reach Surinsar Lake

By Air The closest airport is at Jammu. Almost all airlines operate regular flights to Jammu from major cities like Delhi, Srinagar, Chandigarh and Leh. By Rail Jammu Tawi is the major railway station and closest to Surinsar Lake. There are regular train services from major cities of India like Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai and Trivandrum. By Road Jammu is well connected with an extensive bus and taxi network. Private tourist buses ply to and fro between Jammu and other major Indian cities like Delhi, Manali, Amritsar, Shimla and Ludhiana. There are many buses from Jammu city going towards Surinsar Lake. 

Surinsar Lake is famous for:

Surinsar Lake, with its abundant natural beauty, is an ideal getaway for someone looking for tranquility and peace of mind. The quietness of forests around adds to serenity of this lake that is dominated by floating lotuses in summer time. Boating and swimming in this lake is restricted due to religious beliefs. A bird sanctuary around the lake is a favourite among bird watchers.

Know about Surinsar Lake

Surinsar Lake is one of the twin lakes in Jammu, the other being Mansar Lake located around 30 km away from here. The perimeter of this lake is surrounded by thick mangroves, looming pine trees and beautiful hills. An island situated in the middle of this land is home to thousands of bats. As per Hindu mythology, origin of Surinsar Lake goes back to the time of Mahabharat. It is said that the brave Pandava warrior Arjun shot an arrow into the ground at Mansar which emerged far away at Surinsar. This is how both lakes came into existence.

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Situated in Buttal,Jammu at a distance of 42 km from Jammu city, Surinsar Lake is known for its natural bounty and some mythological importance. Surrounded by thickly wooded mountain ranges and it is a popular picnic spot. The beauty and natural splendor of Surinsar Lake can be compared with the magnificence of Dal Lake and Nagin Lake of Srinagar. Surinsar Lake and Mansar Lake are considered to be twin lakes; Mansar is located 30 km away from it. The Surinsar Mansar Wildlife Sanctuary is nestled in the midst of both the lakes and supports 3 mammalian species and 15 avifauna species including crane. According to Hindu mythological legends, the origin of the lake is closely associated with the legendary warrior of Mahabharat, Arjun. It is said to believe that Arjun shot an arrow in to the Mansar and a spring gushed of the earth and now it is known as Surinsar Lake.

Surinsar Lake is one of the twin lakes in Jammu, the other being Mansar Lake located around 30 km away from here. The perimeter of this lake is surrounded by thick mangroves, looming pine trees and beautiful hills. An island situated in the middle of this land is home to thousands of bats. As per Hindu mythology, origin of Surinsar Lake goes back to the time of Mahabharat. It is said that the brave Pandava warrior Arjun shot an arrow into the ground at Mansar which emerged far away at Surinsar. This is how both lakes came into existence.
Surinsar Lake, with its abundant natural beauty, is an ideal getaway for someone looking for tranquility and peace of mind. The quietness of forests around adds to serenity of this lake that is dominated by floating lotuses in summer time. Boating and swimming in this lake is restricted due to religious beliefs. A bird sanctuary around the lake is a favourite among bird watchers. After the Lake visit, try visiting the sanctuary as well. It will impress you will 15 avifauna species and 3 mammalian ones.

Historical Context: According to Hindu Mythology.It is believed that Arjun shot an arrow in Mansar Lake and a spring gushed from the earth it is now Surinsar Lake.

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  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Recommended Hours Min. 2 hours
  • Best Visited With Group, Couple, Solo, Family
  • Allowed Footwear, Camera, Video

 

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How to reach Surinsar Lake

By Air The closest airport is at Jammu. Almost all airlines operate regular flights to Jammu from major cities like Delhi, Srinagar, Chandigarh and Leh. By Rail Jammu Tawi is the major railway station and closest to Surinsar Lake. There are regular train services from major cities of India like Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai and Trivandrum. By Road Jammu is well connected with an extensive bus and taxi network. Private tourist buses ply to and fro between Jammu and other major Indian cities like Delhi, Manali, Amritsar, Shimla and Ludhiana. There are many buses from Jammu city going towards Surinsar Lake. 

Surinsar Lake is famous for:

Surinsar Lake, with its abundant natural beauty, is an ideal getaway for someone looking for tranquility and peace of mind. The quietness of forests around adds to serenity of this lake that is dominated by floating lotuses in summer time. Boating and swimming in this lake is restricted due to religious beliefs. A bird sanctuary around the lake is a favourite among bird watchers.

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