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. 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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  • A visit to Kashmir is incomplete without witnessing sunrise and sunsets at the Dal Lake. Visit the floating market at 5.30 am and enjoy Kahwa on your shikara it's a beautiful experience.  more »
  • The first look of Dal lake is arresting. A lovely lake with houseboats, colorful shikaras and bustling with life. I would suggest that you take a shikara trip around the lake ( for an hour costs Rs 50...  more »
  • Well what can I say, 2 days in houseboat frequently traveling in shikara, the whole bazar including food, clothes, jewellery, saffron, handicrafts etc all available in Dal lake in shikaras. Interestin...  more »
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