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Mansar Lake

Mansar Lake is 62 km from Jammu, Mansar is a beautiful lake fringed by forest-covered hills, Besides being a popular excursion destination in Jammu, it is also a holy site,. On the Eastern Bank of the Lake there is a shrine to Sheshnag, a mythological snake with six heads.. People take a holy dip in the water of the lake on festive occasions. Newlyweds consider it auspicious to perform three circum-ambulations (Parikarma) around the lake to seek the blessings of Sheshnag, the lord of serpents, whose shrine is located on its eastern bank. Certain communities of Hindus perform the Mundan ceremony (First hair cut) of their male children here. Mansar is also ideal for boating Facilities its fame among the tourists with all its flora & fauna. The visitors can projected view decks to enjoy flickering of seasonal birds, tortoise and fishes of different species. There is a wild life Sanctuary housing jungle life like Spotted Deer, Neelgai etc. besides other water birds such as Cranes, Ducks etc..