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Sheshnag Lake

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Sheshnag Lake in Amarnath

he Sheshnag Lake is the famous lake that all Amartnath Yatris are likely to visit on route to the Amarnath Shrine. It nestles in the higher reaches of the Himalayas in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, and situated at an elevation of 12,000 feet above the mean sea level. The Lake derives its name from the Hindu mythology that considers Sheshnag as the primal being of creation and King of the Nagas, or the serpent God with six heads. Locals believe that Sheshnag dug this lake way back in time and even today, Sheshnag lives in the waters of the lake.

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Location:
Amarnath
Jammu & Kashmir, India
Best time to visit Amarnath: 
Aug, 
Jul 
Ticket / Cost / Expenses:
NA
Time people usually spend here:
2 hours
Altitude / Height:
13018 feet
Latitude / Longitude:
34.0937886°N, 75.4971066°E
Distance from Amarnath to Sheshnag Lake
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Content of this page was last updated at Sep 4, 2016