Located at a distance of 62 KM from Jammu, Mansar is a beautiful lake surrounded by forest-covered hills with having a length over a mile and width half-a-mile. Mansar is a holy site as well with sharing the sanctity and legend of Lake Mansarovar. There are a number of ancient temples on the lake side, many of which are visited by devotees in large numbers. Due to its religious beliefs, many Hindus from the region perform Mundan (first hair cut) ceremony of the male baby here only. Besides its religious significance and heritage, the Mansar Lake is also picking up as an excellent tourist spot with all of its scenic beauty, flora & fauna. This pious and picturesque lake has correct walk way all around with projected view decks to enjoy flickering of seasonal birds, fishes of different species and tortoise. Along with that, there is a Wildlife Sanctuary housing jungle animals such as Spotted Deer, Neelgai etc. and other water birds like, Cranes, Ducks etc. Being a popular excursion destination in Jammu, it also has provision for boating for which plenty of facilities are provided by the J&K Tourism. EaseMyTrip.in presents Mansar holiday packages for you to choose from for the best offer for a memorable Mansar tour.
Mid-March - end June
June - end September
Annual rainfall -250 cm-325 cm
Late November To Mid-February
A Ruined Palace:
Located at a distance of just 55 KM from Kokernag, Amarnath caves shrine is a must visit place. It is amongst the significant pilgrim centres for the devotees of Lord Shiva and opens for the visitors for few days every year.
A Ruined Palace:
Apart from the lake, there is a small ruined palace with colorful frescoes on the walls and another ancient building is nearby. Many a times, newlywed couples can be seen walking around the edge of Mansar, as it is known auspicious for their future well being.
Mahor Gadh Ruins:
They are mysterious ruins of Mahor Garh. Nobody knows who constructed them or from Mansar.
Festivals at Mansar:
Every year around Baisakhi, a food and craft festival is organised here by the J&K tourism. In the end of May, every year there is a major festival at Mansar in which the folk spirit of the Dogra people is reflected in exuberant singing and dancing. Later, the 'Chhing' festival features wrestling bouts with wrestlers invited from far and near to display their competence. These festivities are celebrated in a number of villages in the area one after the other.