Dal Lake, Srinagar

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Sail the vast, placid waters of Dal Lake, surrounded by lush Mughal-style gardens and lined with British-built houseboats. Nestled in the foothills of the Zabarwan mountain range, the lake, nicknamed “Jewel in the Crown of Kashmir,” was for centuries the region’s favorite summer destination, known for its pleasant, cool climate. Relax on the deck of one the houseboats and enjoy the scenic vista, or take a ride on a "shikara" (a gondola-like boat) and admire the sight of floating gardens and markets, filled with vibrant lotus flowers, fruits, and vegetables. Take a look at our Srinagar tour itinerary maker app to schedule your visit to Dal Lake and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • This is one of the best lakes in Kashmir and a stretch of 25 kms .. serves a ride of shikara and enroute guest to customers . This is a peaceful walk along side the lake with your loved one .  more »
  • If Kashmir is a queen then Dal Lake is its throne. It's impeccable beauty has attracted tourists from every corner of the world. It is located at the heart of Srinagar. One must take a shikara ride in...  more »
  • Very nice stay at Young Hollywood Houseboat but it was very cold during our visit due to sudden snowfall few days before. Owner took care of us very well  more »
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