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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  • Good place but need maintenance. The Sikkaras seems to be over priced. The whole ride was side tracked by hawkers. Because of people around and chasing you to sell their goods you lost your purpose of...  more »
  • Standing water with mountains covered with snow at the background, colorful shikaras and house boats floating make an ideal picture on the canvas.  more »
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Where to stay in Srinagar

The moderate climate of Srinagar has made it a popular destination for locals during the summer, hence its good range of accommodations. Hotels basic and luxury, great and small, jostle for position alongside the main waterways, and across from the city's many historic gardens. However, staying on a houseboat on Dal Lake remains the most iconic way to ejoy your Srinagar holiday, with options ranging from budget to high-end. If you don't fancy spending your nights on the water, the palatial scale of the main tourist area makes it one of the more relaxing and popular areas to stay in. More cost-effective accommodations sit on the side streets of the residential districts further to the north.
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