Jahlar Lake (Punjab)
Jahlar Lake is small but gives a very attractive, calm, and magical atmosphere. It is one of the most beautiful lakes in the Salt Range. Tourists can never ignore to admire its beauty, It is at a distance of 18km from Naushehra via Suraki village. Its water contains strong acidic elements due to there is no life in the lake, but even it is a living place for the number of migrating birds in the winter season.
About Soon Valley
The Soon Valley is one of the beautiful valleys in the Punjab Province in the Salt Range and can be accessed through Khushab-Mianwali road via the Khushab district at a distance of 288 km from Lahore. It can also be accessed via Kaller Kahar on Islamabad-Lahore Motorway M2. It extends from Padhrar village to Sakesar having a length of 56 km and an average width of 14 km.
Naushehra is the main town in the Soon Valley, which has all of the facilities for tourists such as hotels, restaurants, shops, etc. It is located at 56 Km from the Khushab city.
Soon Valley offers a very attractive scenic beauty, with lakes, forests, waterfalls, and natural ponds. Mount Sakesar is the highest peak in this area at 5,010 feet above sea level. In the winter season, the temperature falls below the freezing point, and sometimes it receives snowfall around the area near Sakesar. It is the only Mountain in the Soon Valley which receives snowfall in the winter. The Pakistan Air Force has installed a radar station on the top to observe the airspace. Instead of that, Pakistan Television Corporation also built a television transmission center over there. Tourists are not allowed to visit the Sakesar top without prior permission.
The Soon Valley was settled in ancient time by the Awan tribe, which are still the major of the population in this area. They also serves high rank positions in the British Army as well as Pakistan Army after independence.
There are a number of attractive and picturesque saltwater lakes such as Uchhali, Khabikki, and Jahlar, which attract thousands of migratory birds each year including rare white-headed ducks from Central Asia. The waters of these lakes are lifeless. Uchchali lake is situated on the foot of the Sakaser Mountain. Khabikki lake is also a spelendid picnic point for families and situated in southern Salt Range. Jahlar lake is located in a remote village and not easy to access. But its gives more fascinating picturesque view within the calm and peaceful environment.
Kanahti Garden is the the heart of the Soon Valley. It is garden full of fruit trees of different kinds. A trek in the center of the garden leads toward the Kanahti Waterfall with small lake.
Akrand Fort of Janjua is an historical location in the Soon Valley. A trek leads toward the fort from the Kanahti Garden.
Amb Shareef Hindu temple, a ruin of ancient Hindu Temple, is located near Amb Shareef village on the Mountain Sakesar. There are two temples facing each other, but their condition is not better.
Jahlar Lake Map
Jahlar Lake Photo Gallery
On the trek of Jahlar Lake, you can view mighty mountain rock views, which are the really beauty of the road toward Jahlar Lake in the Soon Valley. One will stop vehicle to get the full charm of the Soon Valley beauty there.
Jahlar Lake has fantastic and beautiful picturesque views, you can enjoy the real relaxation time of your life there after driving 17 km trek from Naushehra, the main town in the Soon Valley.
Jahlar Lake is a comfort and relaxation point for tourists after the 17 km difficult trek from the Naushehra. As there are few tourists in the area, so visitors can enjoy the real natural atmosphere of the lake. It is also a place of different migrating birds from Central Asia, you tourist can observe their natural life there.
At the distance, the broader view of Jahlar Lake is the first sight of lake for tourist, after turning right toward lake from main road from Surki village.
Jahlar Lake in the Soon Valley is the most beautiful lake in the valley. It becomes more attractive when it reflects the image of the mountain ranges behind it.
As you turn right toward Nanga Road on the descending side of the mountain, you can see shining surface of the Jahlar Lake from the Jahlar village. From here, road is not in good conditions, but still better for slow drive or otherwise cover this part on foot. It is just 10 minutes walk downward to the lake by crossing the Jahlar village.
Surki Village is a small main village in way of Jahlar Lake on Surki-Jahlar Road. It has number facilities such as petrol pump, mobile towers, etc. Road to Jahlar Lake is passing in the center of Surki village. After crossing the Surki village, turns right to access Jahlar Lake.
Jahlar Lake is beautiful and attractive lake in the Soon Valley, it shows picturesque beauty in the light of sun with series of mountains in the background.
The road via Surki village leads to Jahlar Lake, is curved on the Soon Valley mountains with a very unique picturesque views. In the middle of trek, you are on the height of this area, and you can see broader and vast view of the Soon Valley especially the main town of the Soon Valley, Naushera.