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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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  • Incredibly scenic beauty of the lakes and mountains in the background have to be seen to be believed. Lovely people who are caught between a rock and a hard place with India on one side and Pakistan o...  more »
  • The Dal Lake is the centre-store of all amazing stuffs on the liquid state.... You get everything - Housing, shops, photography, business on water, gifts, Saffron, flowers, pendants & chains, shawls, ...  more »
  • Dil ne phir yaad kiya song and a good lake.Initially it was 40 Km long but now has come to only 25 km. Ver nice place and very nice view. Good for boating and roaming on the banks of the Dal lake. Mus...  more »