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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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  • we visited in may and got to see very beautiful view of this lake. Shikara ride and post office is this lake is awesome. 
  • Dal lake was very beautiful. We did a shikara ride which was spectacular , for about 2 hrs. Place to sit back and relax. Take lots of pictures . Beautiful background.lots of history associated. 
  • Nice place to start ur Kashmir tour, Do shikara ride in dal lake , visit char Chinar ,hazratbal mosque