Banjosa Lake

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Banjosa Lake
Location Rawalakot, Azad Kashmir
Coordinates Coordinates: 33°48′38″N 73°48′59″E / 33.81056°N 73.81639°E / 33.81056; 73.81639
Basin countries Pakistan
Surface elevation 1,981 meters (6,499 ft)
A view of Banjosa Lake
Banjosa Lake, Rawalakot

Banjosa Lake (Urdu: بنجوسہ جھیل ‎) is an artificial lake and a tourist resort 20 kilometers (12 mi) from the city of Rawalakot in District Poonch of Azad Kashmir, Pakistan. It is located at an altitude of 1,981 meters (6,499 ft). [1]

The lake is surrounded by densely pine forest and mountains, which make its very charming and romantic.


The weather in this area remains cool in summers, and very cold and chilly in winter. In December and January snowfall also occurs there and temperature falls to -5 °C.


The Banjosa Lake is accessible by a metallic road from Rawalakot. Public transport vans run daily between Rawalakot and Banjosa.


Some rest houses and huts of AJK Tourism and Archeology Department, Pakistan Public Works Department and Pearl Development Authority are located here for tourists stay. A few hotels, guest houses and tuck shops also exist near lake.

A market is located 1 kilometer (0.62 mi) away in Chotta Gala town where all the basic necessities of life are available. Few hotels and rest houses are also located in this town.


The area around lake is covered by all GSM operators .

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