Nilnag Lake

Nestled amidst Budgam's picturesque valleys is the serene Nilnag Lake, a serene waterbody. This pristine lake, surrounded by lush greenery and towering mountains, is truly breathtaking. Nilnag Lake is significant in Budgam's history, with centuries of legends surrounding it. The lake is said to have gotten its name from the blue lotus flowers ('nil' means blue and 'nag' means lotus) that used to adorn its surface, adding to its enchanting beauty. Nilnag Lake is significant for religious reasons in addition to its natural beauty. It is thought that the revered saint Sheikh Noor-ud-din Noorani, also known as Nund Rishi, meditated on the tranquil shores of this lake. Pilgrims frequently visit the nearby shrine dedicated to him, seeking blessings and solace. For adventurers, Nilnag Lake provides opportunities for trekking and nature walks in the surrounding area. The trails winding through the verdant forests offer a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of city life. One fascinating aspect of Nilnag Lake is its ever-changing hues, which reflect the various moods of the sky above. The lake's colors range from deep blues to shimmering greens, creating a mesmerizing spectacle for visitors.

  • Best Time to Visit: May to August
  • Ideal Duration: 1 to 2 hours
  • Distance From Airport: The nearest airport is in Srinagar which is 36 kms away.
  • Distance From Railway Station: The nearest railway is in Budgam 35 kms away.
  • Distance From Road: The distance between Srinagar and Nilnag Lake is 40 kms.
  • Travel Tips: Boating, picnicking and trekking
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