Sheshnag Lake is one of the famous tourist destination in
Kashmir Valley. It is mostly fed by melting of snow and streams
coming down from mountain tops. It drains out through a stream
which joins Lidder River at Pahalgam.
According to the Hindu mythology Sheshnag means the king of
snakes and the lake was dug by Sheshnag himself. It is believed
by the Hindus that Sheshnag stays in this Lake even today. It is
one of the most ancient places of pilgrimage for the Hindus, as
it lies on the track of Amarnath cave.
Sheshnag Lake is home to many types of fishes among of which is
the brown trout. It freezes during winter, and is inaccessible
during this season due to heavy snowfall. It is enclosed by
green lush mountains and meadows which are covered by snow.