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Surinsar Lake

Surinsar Lake is one of the twin lakes in Jammu, the other being Mansar Lake located around 30 km away from here. The perimeter of this lake is surrounded by thick mangroves, looming pine trees and beautiful hills. An island situated in the middle of this land is home to thousands of bats.

As per Hindu mythology, origin of Surinsar Lake goes back to the time of Mahabharat. It is said that the brave Pandava warrior Arjun shot an arrow into the ground at Mansar which emerged far away at Surinsar. This is how both lakes came into existence.

A Nice Getaway

Surinsar Lake, with its abundant natural beauty, is an ideal getaway for someone looking for tranquility and peace of mind. The quietness of forests around adds to serenity of this lake that is dominated by floating lotuses in summer time. Boating and swimming in this lake is restricted due to religious beliefs. A bird sanctuary around the lake is a favourite among bird watchers.


Other than tranquility of this lake and its beautiful surroundings, this lake does not have any other attractions.

Getting There and Around

By Air

The closest airport is at Jammu. Almost all airlines operate regular flights to Jammu from major cities like Delhi, Srinagar, Chandigarh and Leh.

By Rail

Jammu Tawi is the major railway station and closest to Surinsar Lake. There are regular train services from major cities of India like Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai and Trivandrum.

By Road

Jammu is well connected with an extensive bus and taxi network. Private tourist buses ply to and fro between Jammu and other major Indian cities like Delhi, Manali, Amritsar, Shimla and Ludhiana. There are many buses from Jammu city going towards Surinsar Lake.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit this lake is from April to October.

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