Banjosa Lake

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Banjosa Lake
Banjosa Lake
LocationRawalakot, Azad Kashmir
Coordinates33°48′38″N 73°48′59″E / 33.81056°N 73.81639°E / 33.81056; 73.81639Coordinates: 33°48′38″N 73°48′59″E / 33.81056°N 73.81639°E / 33.81056; 73.81639
TypeArtificial lake
Basin countriesPakistan
Surface elevation1,981 meters (6,499 ft)

Banjosa Lake (Urdu: بنجوسہ جھیل ‎) is an artificial lake and a tourist resort 18 kilometers (11 mi) from the city of Rawalakot in Poonch District of Azad Kashmir, Pakistan. It is located at an altitude of 1,981 meters (6,499 ft).[1][2]

The lake is surrounded by dense pine forest and mountains, which make it charming and romantic.The Lake is accessible by a metallic road from Rawalakot.[3]


The weather in the area remains cool in Summers and cold in Winter. In December and January snowfall also occurs here and the temperature falls to -5 °C. During Summer, the temperature remains 16 °C (61 °F) to 25 °C (77 °F).[2]


Resorts at Banjosa Lake

Some rest houses and huts of AJK Tourism and Archeology Department, Pakistan Public Works Department and Pearl Development Authority are located here. A few hotels, guest houses and tuck shops also exist near the lake. A market is located 1 kilometer (0.62 mi) away in Chotta Gala town where all the basic necessities of life are available. A few hotels and rest houses are also located in this town.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Banjosa Lake". Retrieved 22 August 2018.
  2. ^ a b Banjosa Lake, Pakistan
  3. ^ a b "Hotels on Banjosa Lake". Retrieved 22 August 2018.