is also known as
. Gadsar in Kashmiri means, “the lake of fishes.” Gadsar Lake
is situated in the Gandarbal district of Jammu and Kashmir. It has a length of 0.85 km and a width of 0.76 km. This lake is small as compared to Krishansar lake in its vicinity.
Gadsar Lake is home to many varieties of fishes and fishing is the main attraction to this place. The best time to visit here is in summer because in winter the whole lake freezes and is not accessible due to the heavy snow-fall.
The lake also has adjoining green lush meadows which are filled with wild alpine flowers which add glory to the whole valley, hence is also called, “the valley of flowers”. The lake is fed by snowy mountains that melt into it and the outflow of this lake passes through a stream that joins Neelum River.
The lake has got another name of Yemsar which means, “the lake of death”. Ancient people believed that there is a water monster that lives inside the lake, who grabs people and flocks to water and eats them. That is why the shepherds don’t risk the lives of their flock and don’t take them near shores. Visitors also do not enjoy fishing near the shores of the lake but do practice in a stream from where these fishes pass.
This lake is mostly visited by trekkers who start trekking from Naranag and reaches up to Gangbal or Sonmarg. If you are planning of
exploring Kashmir on foot, then trekking to this lake is a must. This trek is for pro's and not for beginners. Make your Kashmir tour memorable by visiting here. The picturesque that the lake provides are worth of all the hurdles that you will face while trekking. Kashmir has got so many places where you can go for trekking and hiking.
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How to reach:-
From the Srinagar International Airport, it will take you almost 2 hours covering a distance of 108 km.
You can also make your way by trekking from Naranag. Visitors also take horse rides to reach up to the Gadsar lake.
If traveling from Jammu, this road trip will take you almost 10 hours.