Banjosa Lake

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Banjosa Lake
Bonjosa Lake.jpg
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
Type Artificial lake
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 dense pine forest and mountains, which make it charming and romantic.

Climate[edit]

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.

Transportation[edit]

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

Accommodation[edit]

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.

Communication[edit]

The area around the lake is covered by all GSM operators.

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