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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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  • No words to say, no words to convey the beauty of dal. So many places to go far from the maddening crowd. This is different. The mobile shops, boat houses, silent commuters through the lake, Everythin...  more »
  • I had taken 3.5 hours shikara ride at Dal lake on 28 Jan 17. Srinagar witnesses heavy snowfalls on 25-26 Jan and it was chilling cold at Srinagar. We enjoyed unspoilt beauty of the lake and surroundin...  more »
  • very good I like it I was very happy and my family also I was again during the heavy monsoon season insaallah peoples was very helpful '