Nigeen Lake, Srinagar

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Surrounded by poplar and willow trees, Nigeen Lake remains an idyllic place for swimming. You can also rent a boat or explore the scenic shoreline on foot to discover the area's many natural gems. Before you head to Srinagar, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Srinagar day trip planning app , to make sure you see all that Srinagar has to offer, including Nigeen Lake.
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  • It is smaller as compared to dal lake but it gives more solitude, clean air, less smell and freedom of view as well as boating. In dal lake there is more pollution, the view is restricted and it’s ver...  more »
  • Stayed on the Gurka Houseboat on Nigeen lake very peaceful and quieter than Dal Lake I would recommend this as an alternative to Dal Lake probably better to visit later in summer when flowers are out  more »
  • Have stayed here 3 times of my 5 times visit to Kashmir. This lake is way better than Dal. Its less crowded and less number of Houseboats are there which maintains the serenity of the lake. Views from...  more »
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  • A serene lake in Srinagar city..... Beauty and grace define it.... The name nigeen come from the fact that the water is clear and blue and on a great weather day the lake looks like one huge blue gem.... There are houseboats in the lake that you can rent... Best way to spend time in the city....
  • Its a beautiful lake with the peace and serenity that is nowadays missing in the busy Dal lake. It has numerous houseboats with all amenities. Many of them have a waiting room, dining room, a double-cot bedroom with attached bathroom/toilet facilites. Most have a balcony or a sit out area to look out the beautiful surroundings. I had an amazing experience in my few days of stay in this ambience.
  • It's a beautiful serene lake.
  • Nigeen lake is a major tourist attraction in Srinagar area of kashmir valley known for its relatively pristine waters as compared to the Dal lake. Houseboats and shikaras are a usual sight. Its also ideal for swimming, being deeper and less crowded than the Dal lake. It is sometimes considered a part of the Dal lake and is connected to it via a narrow strait. It is also connected to the Khushal Sar and Gil Sar lakes via a channel known as Nallah Amir Khan.
  • Nestled at the foothills of Zabarwan ranges in Srinagar, Nagin Lake is one of the prime tourist attractions in the city that must not be missed. Basically it is an offshoot of the parent Dal Lake.  Being surrounded by mountains-Hari Parbat on the west and Shankaracharya hill on the east, the location of the Nagin Lake proves to be an adoring sight. Just like the other popular lakes in Srinagar, popular houseboats like Shikharas are a common sight here. These boats ferry people to and from the lake. Besides, the traditional Kashmiri Shikhara boats, visitors can also enjoy water skiing and fiberglass boat ride, which are made available at the embankments.

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