In order to boost tourism in Jammu, authorities are now planning to restore passenger boat services at the Surinsar Lake after a gap of 30 long years! The lake is around 32 km away from Jammu and the Tourism Department has already been granted permission for the project by the Wildlife Department.
Sources suggest that passenger boat services at both Surinsar and Mansar Lakes stopped around three decades back. The two spots are popular destinations, yet the absence of any leisure activities here affects the footfall of tourists. Passenger boats were restarted at Mansar Lake in 2002 and now it is Surinsar Lake’s turn.