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Sheshnag Lake in Pahalgam, Kashmir

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About Sheshnag Lake in Pahalgam

Sheshnag is a famous lake near Pahalgam. The lake is famous for its clean water and is home to different species of fish. It is believed that the lake belongs to Sheshnag, the lord of snakes and is said to be created by the Lord himself. Sheshnag lake in Pahalgam is a significant place for Hindu devotees. 

Sheshnag jheel in Pahalgam is one of the primary attractions near Pahalgam in the Kashmir valley. The lake is situated at a high altitude in the alpine. The elevation at which is the lake is situated is 3590 meters. Due to it being an oligotrophic lake, the quality of the water here is drinkable. The length of the lake stretches up to 1.1 kilometers at the maximum and the maximum width is around 0.7 kilometers. Most of the people who visit Sheshnag Lake in Kashmir are the devotees visiting the Amarnath Cave. The distance between the lake and Pahalgam is around 23 kilometers. Even if one is not going for the Amarnath Cave, a visit to this gorgeous natural place can be planned when visiting Pahalgam and/or Kashmir. The answer to “why did Lord Vishnu sleep on a snake” is that Lord Vishnu is peaceful and remains unaffected even by sleeping on the thousand-headed Shesha snake. 

History of Sheshnag Lake

Sheshnag lake in Kashmir has a rich history and a great story to it. The source of this story can be traced to the many beliefs in Hindu mythology. According to the belief, the king of snakes or Sheshnag dug out this lake. This snake is believed to still live in the lake somewhere. Because of the Sheshnag snake in Amarnath, many devotees going for the Amarnath Yatra stop here to pay their respects to the king of snakes. It is also a convenient spot for the devotees as the lake lies on the track leading to the Amarnath Cave.

Topography of Sheshnag Lake

The Sheshnag Lake in Pahalgam is located in the Kashmir Valley about 23 kilometers away from Pahalgam. The lake is surrounded by beautiful lush green trees and meadows. The mountains all around are covered with snow, which is the primary source of the lake’s waters. The other sources are the streams running down these mountains. The lake drains out into a stream that goes to the Liddle River in Pahalgam. There are many kinds of fishes in this lake, the prominent one being the brown trout. This lake can be accessed from Chandwari after a trek of 7 kilometers.

Attractions Near Sheshnag Jheel in Pahalgam

Aru Valley: Aru Valley is one of the most favorite destinations near Sheshnag lake in Kashmir. The place is famous for picturesque views and stunning surroundings. The place boasts of many gorgeous lakes and peaks. The place is perfect to spend some serene and calm moments in the lap of nature. There are many outdoor activities that one can try in the lush green environment such as horse riding, hiking, and trekking. 

Betaab Valley: Another stunning place to visit near Sheshnag lake in Pahalgam is Betaab Valley. The valley is surrounded by lush green mountains, covered in deodar trees and pine forests. The valley has been a famous filming location for many Bollywood movies. Scenic views consisting of snow-capped mountains, streams, and gorgeous landscapes attracts tourists from all over the world.

Lidder River: Another mesmerising place to visit near Sheshnag Jheel in Pahalgam is Lidder River. The source of Lidder River is Kolahoi Glacier and it flows through the most stunning places in the valley. Lidder River is one of the famous tourist spots and people come here to rejuvenate and relax in the beautiful surroundings. 

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    No, it is not possible to drive to Sheshnag Lake. One has to go to Chandanwari by road which is located near Pahalgam. After reaching here, one has to trek for 7 kilometers to reach the lake. There are options for ponies available for the ones who do not want to/can’t trek.

    One can make a visit to Sheshnag Lake during the months from June to September when the route for the Amarnath Yatra is open to the public.

    It is suggested that an individual is of considerably good health to make a visit to Sheshnag Lake. Since the part of the journey to the lake requires one to trek, a considerable level of fitness becomes mandatory.

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