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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. Add Dal Lake to your Srinagar travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Srinagar trip itinerary builder.
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  • Airport from the Dal Lake by taxi takes about 1 hour. Lake is surrounded by steep mountains and projected mountains on the Lake on a clear day, it is very beautiful. Water is crystal clear and it looks beautiful, but the sewage from the boat hotel is a runaway.
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  • This is a huge make in srinagar and the most beautiful in India. The lake is surrounded by boulevard road with lot of hotels and shops located on the road. Shikara ride is enjoyable. Must visit in sri...  more »
  • Riding in the Shikara ,our local boatsman took us through the local market and houses located on Dal Lake.Amazing how the live on the lake in houseboats. All people living there ,are taught swimming f...  more »