Sheshnag Lake is a conspicuous pilgrimage destination and tourist site, situated close to Pahalgam in Kashmir. The lake is named after Sheshnag – the heavenly serpent according to Hindu mythology. It is said that the serpent dug this lake and made it his homestead, where he still lives.
The lake is viewed hallowed since olden times as it lies on the journey course to the sacred Amarnath caves. Softened snow and rugged streams nourish Sheshnag Lake, which stays frozen and inaccessible amid winters. The picturesque surroundings of this lake comprise of sprawling green pastures and snow-laden mountains. It is the regular natural surroundings of tan trout fish, which is found here in vast numbers. This lake can be reached from Chandanwari by taking a tough trek or a horse ride. It is best to visit this lake in the middle of June and September when it is effortlessly available and at its best.