Dal Lake, Srinagar
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Dal Lake

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Dal Lake
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About Dal Lake

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    • Not Allowed: Pets

Dal Lake remains crowded throughout the year and is popularly known for its houseboats and Shikaras. This lake covers an area of about 26 sq. km. and has a long shore line of approximately 15.5 km. It is divided intro four different sections that are connected through four causeways and can be reached easily from the city of Srinagar. It is an ideal site in the region for enjoying swimming, kayaking, houseboats, canoeing, angling, Shikara riding and water surfing.

This place is regarded as the summer capital of the state of Jammu and Kashmir and is the second largest lake in the state. It is popularly called as 'Srinagar's Jewel' or 'Jewel in the crown of Kashmir'. This place is also ideal for fishing along with water plant harvesting. During the winter season, the temperature at the destination reaches about -110 Celsius, which freezes the Dal Lake.
 

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What travellers are saying about this Sightseeing

Experience scale
  • Excellent 78
  • Very Good 58
  • Good 18
  • Average 2
  • Below Average 4
  • Poor 0
  • Terrible 0
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

160 traveller reviews for Dal Lake

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BhÃt Akeel
  • BhÃt Akeel
  • Lives in Srinagar
  • 1 Review

"Best form of nature" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Its a very beautiful lake with no artificial gizmos its nature in its best form and the shikaras those were the rides of my lifetime. And finally the people there are so friendly and good and also very helpful. The whole view is extraordinary and very very Delightful.
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Sameer Fernandez
  • Sameer Fernandez
  • 1 Review

"Mesmerizing feel in the shikara" new review

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Dal lake is the eternal symbol of the valley. Just sit beside it and you will be mesmerized. Boating in the morning or evening to have an amazing experience. Afternoon can be really hot in June, so rest in the afternoon! Do not miss the Shikara rides, because they introduce you to a very unique ambience as well as culture. You can rest lazily in a shikara , close your eyes, listen to the soothing sound of water.
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Sunil Kumar
  • Sunil Kumar
  • Lives in Amritsar
  • 4 Reviews

"Lacks cleanliness" new review

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Awesome place to visit if you spend your holidays, then you must at least one time visit the Dal Lake. Amazing view from the edges of the lake with boat facility. But only thing that disappointed me is that it lacks cleanliness.
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Anil Aggarwal
  • Anil Aggarwal
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 1 Review

"Awesome shikara ride" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
We went on shikara riding in Dal lake and it was an awesome experience for us. We done shopping there and lots of entertainment things. Overall good experience from the Dal lake, highly appreciated.
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Vishal Rajpoot
  • Vishal Rajpoot
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 3 photos
  • 1 Review

"Must really experience the boating ride" new review

  • 5.50/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Dal lake, the identity of Srinagar in Kashmir valley and of course it should be visited with family or friend. Because there is many options to enjoy like you can do boating, fishing and some other activities. You will stay overnight in houseboats.

Actually I was in Kashmir during Amarnath Yatra in 2014. This was the first time when I got chance to visit Srinagar and some other places like Sonamarg. But when I was Srinagar decide to enjoy Dal lake. It was the time 7 in the morning and decide to take Shikara Ride on Dal lake that was big desire! Finally I hired a Shikara ride for only 30 minutes for Rs 200 and enjoyed at least 1 km area of Dal lake. Finally this was amazing experience to me and I want to get again and again.
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Neeraj Singh
  • Neeraj Singh
  • Lives in Lucknow
  • 2 Reviews

"A natural beauty" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Kashmir a nice and beautiful place, its a natural beauty of earth. The lake was clean, the boat service was good and all side were good and green.
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Aman
  • Aman
  • Lives in Patiala
  • 3 Reviews

"Time spent is worth" new review

  • 6.50/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Its heaven on earth at the time of sunrise and sunset. Do carry a bottle of water with you. Rest almost everything is served in Shikara at marginally more than then the MRP.
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Nayan Soni
  • Nayan Soni
  • Lives in Kathua
  • 4 Reviews

"A place to be loved" new review

  • 6.50/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Love the place, boating is fun there and gardens in the lake are just awesome. Sunset is worth watching. Really loved it and hope people visit out and have fun.
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Dr Navsur
  • Dr Navsur
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 3 Reviews

"Careful before booking the bat ride" new review

  • 4.50/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Please confirm in writing the rent and the inclusions if prior booking. Avoid shopping while going for a Shikara Ride. Best time to go for ride is early morning or in the evening. Bargain for the Shikara Ride.
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Yuvraj Verma
  • Yuvraj Verma
  • Lives in Ludhiana
  • 5 Reviews

"Enjoy the boating" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
I visited Dal lake as I was staying in the Lalit. It was a memorable experience at Dal lake. The real beauty can be seen there, we enjoyed boating it was not less than heaven.
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