Gangabal Lake

  • imageSonmarg
  • Jammu & Kashmir

About Gangabal Lake, Sonmarg

Gangabal Lake is situated at the foothills of Mount Harmukh in the district of Ganderbal, north of Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir. It is an extremely beautiful alpine high altitude lake inhabited by numerous species of fishes, including the brown trout. You can get spellbinding views of the lake from Zaj Pass. One side of the lake opens out to lush meadows while the other is overlooked by mountains covered by playful clouds, and it is heavenly scenes such as these that make the lake so exceptionally beautiful.

Top Things to Do at Gangabal Lake

  • Enjoy the breathtaking views
  • Fishing
  • Horse riding

How to Reach Gangabal Lake

To reach Gangabal Lake, you need to take a car ride from Srinagar up to Naranag via Ganderbal. From there, take a 13 kilometers trek to the lake. You can also hire horses to reach the lake, but will cost you a very hefty amount.

Best Time to Visit Gangabal Lake

May to October is the best time to visit Gangabal Lake.

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