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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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  • The beauty of Dal Lake is beyond andy comparison. It a must along with a Shikara ride. Can shop on the Go too with Kava and Grilled fish  more »
  • A serene Shikara ride on the Dal Lake is still the best way to soak in the sights of Srinagar! Whether at dawn or dusk, the Dal provides amazing sights, sounds & colours & never disappoints. We...  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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