Banjosa Lake is a beautiful manmade lake located almost 18 km away from Rawalakot, Azad Kashmir. It is one of the most beautiful lakes in Pakistan. It is surrounded by green mountains and pine forest that gives green color to the lake. This magical beauty is visited by hundreds of tourists in the summer season to enjoy the calamity of this place. It is an artificially built lake to create a tourism spot there. People enjoy the beautiful atmosphere and purely natural air there. The weather in summer is mostly pleasant and cold in the winter season. There is usually snowfall in winters that makes the temperature fall below 0 degrees. Still, this place attracts tourists to visit even when it is snowing.
The road after Rawalakot is not good, so you have to bear the bumpy patches to reach this beautiful point. But the scenery around the road gives a refreshing feeling and the lush greenery lifts your mood. There are many restaurants and hotels around. You can have a variety of food options there. The food menu ranges from the desi to Chinese and fast food. Although people visit this place as a day trip, some like to enjoy the bonfire at night. Many good and reasonable hotels are there where you can relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery from the window of your room. If you are a nature lover and like to spend some time around the natural surroundings then this place is a must-visit place. You can relax in the hotel room or around the trees to enjoy the silence. The beautiful wildflowers and chirping birds will give you a unique feeling of being close to nature.
The lake is calm and peaceful and you can ride a boat to travel around the beautiful surroundings. The boat tour will make you experience being close to nature. The fresh air of the mountains and trees will refresh your mind and heart. You can also go for a hike in the mountains and breathe and cleanse up your lungs. The hiking is not very tough and people along with their families come and go for a walk in the woods too. The pine forest is so dense that it gives a feeling of being around a pollution-free place. Take a break from your urbanized life and make a plan to visit this lake with your family or friends. You will surely enjoy this treat to yourself.