Dal Lake, Srinagar

4.4
Must see · Water Body · Nature / Park
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. Take a look at our Srinagar tour itinerary maker app to schedule your visit to Dal Lake and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Shikara ride on the lake is a must to do activity. We in joyed an extra bit that is we went to early morning floating vegetable market On the lake which literally starts at 4:30 in the morning. Would....  more »
  • Very peaceful place. Just sit in the boat and enjoy the scenery. If you want to be completely desolate from the world, have a ride in Shikara at Dal Lake.....!!!  more »
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  • I have visited this place just before Article 370 demolition.
  • Good place but currently condition of lake is very bad due to garbage

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