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“Clean & Quiet”
Review of Manasbal Lake

Manasbal Lake
Ranked #26 of 70 things to do in Srinagar
Certificate of Excellence
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Vadodara
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75 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Clean & Quiet”
Reviewed May 18, 2013

We did shikara ride in Nagin lake (charges 500 Rs per hour), Dal lake (600 Rs per hour) but we did not get the feeling which we got at Manasbal lake (300 Rs for 45 mins). The reason is the place here water is clean, place is quiet and picturesque. Even the garden is also very nice to take rest while traveling from Srinagar to Sonmarg. The entry fee is Rs. 10/- per person. It is suggested to go to middle of the lake to see the green water. You can even drink water here.

Visited May 2013
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Hyderabad, India
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“nice,quiet and peaceful lake”
Reviewed May 3, 2013

Manasbal Lake is similar to Dal Lake and natural beauty is excellent.

However, unlike Dal lake, this is not maintained well and tourist inflow is very poor. There is a garden at the entrance and shikaras are available for going around the lake.

However, if you like a quiet place and watch the lake and surrounding natural beauties, you can spend some time there.

the Temple there is very interesting and you can see how the natural springs are feeding the lake with water.

Visited April 2013
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3 Thank Srujana O
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Dehradun
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Manas Bal and Wular Lake”
Reviewed April 10, 2013

Not very impressive, badmly maintained, very far . Just like any resort/ Nainital lake. Wular lake is very hard to locate...oad goes down interiors of villages, and risky to travel in evening. The lake is supposed to be Asia's largest fresh water lake, as mentioned in their JKTDC Catalogue -But the lake doesnt even exit! It has almost disappeared,....and they dont even care to maintain it !

Visited April 2013
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Thank Piyali M
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Srinagar, Jammu And Kashmir, India
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46 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Peaceful waters, beautiful scenery.”
Reviewed February 3, 2013

I was not planning to go there. But my localite friend told me i must go there. When i reached i was taken aback by the view. The lake is very calm. Water is warm, as it comes from underneath lake. Water is crystal clear and you can see almost till lake's bottom. Take a shikara ride and look into the horizon and you'll be happy you took the decision to go there.

Visited June 2012
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Bangalore
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“A quiet nice lake”
Reviewed December 25, 2012

Manasbal Lake is similar to Dal Lake and natural beauty is excellent. However, unlike Dal lake, this is not maintained well and tourist inflow is very poor. There is a garden at the entrance and shikaras are available for going around the lake, but probably due to off-season (November) neither garden was in good shape nor were any tourists around. However, if you like a quiet place and watch the lake and surrounding natural beauties, you can spend some time there. The Temple there is very interesting and you can see how the natural springs are feeding the lake with water.

Visited November 2012
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