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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  • I fill in love with this lake! it is so beautiful and calm, me and my son stayed couple of days in one of those houseboats (more than a 100 of them stacked next to each other), I really recommend this...  more »
  • Very close to Dal lake and really with easy excess with all amenities. One of the best place to stay with good location  more »
  • Time seems to stop whenever I threw my gaze towards the famously magical Dal Lake. Serene huge body of water, occasional soft musical sound of the ripples, lovely view with the snow covered colossal m...  more »

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