Dal Lake, Srinagar

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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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  • An excellent place and the main attraction of Srinagar. The houseboats are an unique experience and a must try. Though the lake is getting polluted due to over usage but still its a must visit if you....  more »
  • Visited Dal lake in Winters and it was truly amazing to walk and take shikara ride in the Dal lake. There are plenty of restaurants and hotels nearby like Nathu Sweets in case you like to try some...  more »
  • 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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