The exquisite Lake is about 30 Kms.from Srinagar. It can be approached through two motorable roads, one from via Ganderbal and other from via Sumbal. The kidney shaped sheet of shimmering water, is about 3 Kms. long and is considered to be deepest Lake in Kashmir, maximum depth being over 60 feet. Though it is full of weeds and undergrowth of variegated nature. It is remarkably clear . This lend it to spear-fishing, which is a difficult art and sport to practice and master
On one side of the Lake is Hill Ali-tang, on gradual slop of which lies village of Kundabal. Around this area are very rich deposits of lime. Manasbal is a gracious sight towards sunset and it is enthralling sight that one sees as the hump above the Lake crossed. All round the Lake, on slopes, are cut into great terraces , relics of the days of Jehangir, the Great Mughal and his garden makers. The well known a Daroga Bagh lies on the northern bank of Lake. Nearby are the ruins of temple only part of which is visible above water level.At the higher ground is newly constructed beautifully Tourist Bungalow and Health club Hall also. A few huts from Government is available on rent. Besides, there is Boat Club where Kay ks and Canoes are available for Adventure Boat lovers. Manasbal is a place where a keen photographer can spend hours without a dull moment.
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