As you commence your journey from Jammu, on Day 1, the route takes you to the popular Mansar Lake a holy site, sharing the legend and sanctity of Lake Mansarovar. People believe that it is by visiting the Mansar Lake, you complete your visit to Mansarovar.
Mansar Lake in Jammu is a very popular excursion destination and the its history goes back to the time of Mahabharata.Circumambulations (parikarma) of the lake by couples, especially newlyweds, is considered to be extremely propitious. They hope to please and seek the blessings of Sheshnag, the lord of serpents. On the eastern bank of the lake, there's also a shrine dedicated to Sheshnag.The Tourism Department also provides sufficient facilities for boating at the lake.
Mansar Lake is about 80 km from Jammu city. It is one of the most beautiful and most visited places near Jammu due to it's beauty. It is surrounded by forest and hills and there are direct bus facilities available from Jammu to the lake. Many people believe that taking a dip in this lake vanishes or purifies the sins of a person. Boating is bliss here. You will love the ambience here.