Asia’s Largest Freshwater Lake In Kashmir To Get Non-Motorable Walkway

by Sanjana Shenoy
Asia’s Largest Freshwater Lake In Kashmir To Get Non-Motorable Walkway

When you plan a trip to Kashmir, Dal Lake will definitely be part of your itinerary. But how about Wular Lake? Wolar in Kashmiri or Wular Lake is Asia’s largest freshwater lake. Nestled on the foothills of Haramuk Mountain, Wular Lake came into existence due to tectonic activity. Jhelum river and Madhumati stream are the sources of this pristine lake that is spread across 200 square km. Here’s why Wular Lake needs to be on your wishlist.

Wular Lake To Get Non-Motorable Walkway To Boost Tourism

Wular Lake in North Kashmir’s Bandipora town is a popular tourist spot. And in a bid to attract more tourists, the Division Commissioner revealed during Wular Festival that a non-motorable walkway will be built along the lake. According to a TOI report, locals revealed that authorities haven’t been developing or managing Wular Lake, which could have led to its destruction.

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Boosting Tourism & Employment

So, the construction of a non-motorable walkway for tourists to soak in beautiful sunset views, click Insta-worthy pictures and enjoy a moment of peace, is a welcome move. The new development could also provide employment opportunities to locals. So the next time you are in Kashmir, don’t forget to visit Wular Lake apart from the quintessential shikara ride in Dal Lake.