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Dal Lake, Srinagar

Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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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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  • I been on this tirp around 2 years back. It was cool weather and pleasant days. We stayed on the lake in one of the house boat. the stay was comfortable. usually the shikara ride is around 3-400 rs. f...  read more »
  • This is the most popular lakes in India and it is one of the best places to enjoy the overall stay in SriNagar. In the off season you can get ride in a shikara for as low as Rs.50. You can see the Dal...  read more »
  • You can't come to Kashmir, India without a stay on one of the Dal Lake houseboats... An evening (sunset) tour of Dal Lake by Shikara (gondola style water taxi) is a must. These houseboats date back to...  read more »
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