Jakhera Lake in Dang draws growing attention of tourists

DANG: Jakhera Lake based in Lamahi Municipality-5 of Dang — a district lying in the lap of Chure Hills — is gradually gaining popularity as a destination for tourists.

The mind-blowing scenic beauty of Jakhara Lake, which is at the bottom of the Chure Hills, has attracted the attention of domestic and foreign tourists. Besides, the green forest area along the east-west border has also added touristic value of the lake.

Around 200 to 300 domestic and foreign tourists are turning up here daily to observe the lake and enjoy jungle safari as well as to enjoy a picnic, shared Om Bhagat Chaudhary, an employee of Jakhera Lake Conservation Committee.

The lake, stretched over 5.5 bigha of land, is surrounded by forest. It is six-feet deep. There is a temple of Lord Ganesh to its north and Siddeshwar Mahadev Temple its east.

The main attractions of the lake are picnic spots, boat riding, nature trekking and observation of birds and other animals. Tourists coming here are much excited about the boat rides on the lake. “Tourists have to wait long for boat rides due to the availability of only one boat,” Chaudhary said.

Each individual has to pay Rs 50 for boat riding while they need to pay Rs 20 to reach the temple for worships.