Banjosa Lake is an artificial lake and a tourist resort 18 kilometers from the city of Rawalakot in Poonch District of Azad Kashmir, Pakistan. It is located at an altitude of 1,981 meters. The lake is surrounded by dense pine forest and mountains. The Lake is accessible by a metalled road from Rawalakot.
Banjosa Lake is a man-made lake and a holidaymaker resort eighteen kilometers (11 mi) from town of Rawalakot in Poonch District of Azad Kashmir, Pakistan. It’s set at associate degree altitude of one,981 meters (6,499 ft). The lake is encircled by dense pine forest and mountains, that makes it charming.
The lake is surrounded by dense pine forest and mountains. The Lake is accessible by a metalled road from Rawalakot.
The weather in the area remains cool in summer and cold in the 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).
Some rest houses and huts of AJK Tourism and Archeology Department, Pakistan Public Works Department (PWD) 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 Bazaar and Banjosa Bazaar. A few hotels and rest houses are also located in this town.
Banjosa Lake and its surroundings is a repository of wide variety of flora and fauna, some of them are exclusive to this area. The area is also full of many medicinal plants that are used in pharmaceutical products. Bonjosa Lake is a favourite abode of many migratory and local birds.
The road from Rawalakot to khaigala, is dangerous and semi constructed, rather you will hardly find any proper patch.
The lake is surrounded by mountains all around. This gives the lake a beautiful greenish shade. Boating option is available. Number of restaurants are available here, so one can find different food varieties. Also nearby rest houses and hotels are available