Dal Lake, Kashmir

Dal Lake

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Dal Lake
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15 Ratings & 10 Reviews

What travellers are saying about this Sightseeing

Experience scale
  • Excellent 5
  • Very Good 3
  • Good 0
  • Average 1
  • Below Average 0
  • Poor 0
  • Terrible 1
Travellers recommend
  • Best Time:  During Sunset
  • Length of visit:  More than 3hrs
Facilities available
  • Food available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowed
  • Lockers/Storage

10 traveller reviews for Dal Lake

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Supratik Roy choudhury
  • Supratik Roy choudhury
  • Lives in Guwahati
  • 1 Review

"Busy, but interesting lake"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
One of the largest lake; very interesting with presence of floating garden and floating market. had a great view of mountain with snowy peaks, beautiful sunset and lots of new flora and fauna with some intersting species of birds. More
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Gaurang Kirtikar
  • Gaurang Kirtikar
  • Lives in Chandigarh
  • 13 photos
  • 12 Reviews

"The Blessed Jheel"

  • 5.50/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Dal Lake needs to be maintained. There are numerous houseboats on the lake, and this should be controlled. The peace, tranquility and cleanliness of the place should not be tempered with at any point if we are to preserve its beauty. More
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Tejpal  Nemade
  • Tejpal Nemade
  • Lives in Pune
  • 1 Review

"Shikara with all facilities"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Shikara ride experience is good. All kind of food, both veg and non-veg is available here. More
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Durgadas Shetti
  • Durgadas Shetti
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 3 Reviews

"Nice shikara ride"

  • 1.00/7
  • Posted 4 months ago
The shikara was excellent and enjoyed sightseeing spots in the lake. More
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Antara Ghosh
  • Antara Ghosh
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 1 photo
  • 3 Reviews


  • 3.50/7
  • Posted 5 months ago
Not maintained and the people roaming about on boats selling something or the other is very disturbing. You can enjoy the shikara ride. If you are staying in the houseboat, washrooms are available, otherwise not aware if bathrooms are there as....... More
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About Dal Lake

Dal lake, one of the most beautiful lakes in India, is the second largest lake of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Encircled by mountains on three sides, the banks of this lake are adorned by several blooming gardens and orchards. Some of the main features of this lake include five basins and numerable channels, which are well linked with each other.

With a size of 6 km by 3 km, the embankments of this lake also house plenty of Mughal monuments along with the campus of University of Kashmir. In addition, the lake has two hillocks that house the popular shrine of Shankaracharya along with Hari Parbat Temple.

The lake is also known for its Shikaras and Houseboats for which it is visited by number of tourists. The Shikaras available at the lake provide travellers with ferry rides to and from the banks to the houseboats.

Divided into four parts by causeways, namely Gagribal, Lokut Dal, Bod Dal and Nagi, the lake is also the second largest industry of fishing. It is believed that Dal Lake originated from the Pleistocene Oligotrophic Lake, which at some point of time covered the Kashmir valley.

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