Tarsar Lake

  • imagePahalgam
  • Jammu & Kashmir

About Tarsar Lake in Pahalgam, Kashmir

Tarsar Lake, located in Aru in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir, is surrounded by meadows dotted with conifer trees, mountains and gorgeous views of snowcapped peaks. It is separated from its sister lake, Marsar, by a mountain with a peak elevation of 4000 meters.

An interesting fact about the lake is that it changes its colours throughout the day, depending on the sun’s angle during sunrise & sunset. The lake can only be visited during the summer, which is great because you get to spot a variety of birds like black bulbul, bar-headed geese, high-flying coughs and Himalayan golden eagles. You can also enjoy its absolutely peaceful environment & enchanting beauty.

Top Things to Do at Tarsar Lake

  • Photography
  • Sightseeing
  • Camping
  • Spotting a variety of birds
  • Trekking

Best Time to Visit Tarsar Lake

July to September is the best time to visit Tarsar Lake.

How to Reach Tarsar Lake?

To reach Tarsar Lake, you will have to take a trek whose route starts from Aru Valley, continues to Lidderwat Valley and crosses Shekhawas Mountains before coming to an end at the lake.

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