Manus Bul Lake, from the hill above the encamping ground 88338
Photographer: Bourne, Samuel
Medium: Photographic print
A view of Manasbal Lake framed by trees from the 'Album of Indian Views' by Samuel Bourne, 1864. Manasbal is situated on the Jhelum Valley at a distance of 32 kms from Srinagar. The word Manasbal is derived from Mansarovar, the sacred lake in the Kailasha Mountains. The Lake is surrounded by low hills and plateaus and is the deepest in Kashmir. Lotus flowers grow in profusion on the waters, and the lake is famous for the many types of birds that can be found here.