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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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  • When we took the shikara ride on Dal we felt amazing. It was like we were in the middle of endless peace. The floating gardens on the lake were beautiful. We made garlands out of the lotus stems and w...  more »
  • this lake is so beautiful. you really enjoy shikara ride in Dal Lake. you can enjoy this for hours and hours.  more »
  • The Dal lake is the best in Srinagar. You'll find all tourist attractions located alongside it. The boat ride is a must.  more »