Twin to the Mansar Lake, the Surinsar Lake is
said to have gotten its roots from the Hindu mythology of Mahabharata. When
Arjuna shot an arrow into Mansar, it sprung lakes out of the earth, one of
which is Surinsar.
19 kms from the city of Jammu, Surinsar has
become a favourable picnic spot over the years. The peaceful setting of the
lake makes for an ideal getaway from the bustle of the city. At the lake, you
can enjoy the tranquil waters as well as the serenity of the densely surrounded
mountain ranges in the backdrop. All in all, it is a picturesque view to
The 30km stretch between the Surinsar and the
Mansar lakes is covered by the Surinsar Mansar Wildlife Sanctuary. You can
explore 15 avifauna species and 3 mammalian species at this sanctuary. The
lakes, moreover, are lined by mangroves and pine trees.
At the centre of the Surinsar lake is a tiny
island, inhabited by bats. Summers are a treat at the lake with the water
surface covered with lotuses. Boating and swimming are prohibited to preserve
the beauty of the lake.