Dal Lake, Srinagar
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Dal Lake

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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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  • Best Time:  During Sunset
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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3 Video Reviews for Dal Lake

Neha malhotra Malhotra

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  • Neha malhotra Malhotra
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 9 Reviews
  •  46 helpful votes
  •  6098 readers
  • Posted Apr 12, 2016
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7/7
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Arvind Kumar

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  • Arvind Kumar
  • Lives in Noida
  • 497 photos
  • 17 Reviews
  •  201 helpful votes
  •  1508 readers
  • Posted 2 days ago
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6/7
  • 233

Neha malhotra Malhotra

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  • Neha malhotra Malhotra
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 9 Reviews
  •  46 helpful votes
  •  6098 readers
  • Posted May 30, 2016
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  • 2 Reviews
  •  41 readers

"Splendid views"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
The Dal lake is located amidst the hills and the views are splendid. The shikara ride is such an experience in itself. We loved it. The lake is huge and is spread about on 10-15 kms.
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Sameer Oberio

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  • Sameer Oberio
  • 3 photos
  • 3 Reviews
  •  70 readers

"Great wonder on Earth."

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
It is the really a great scenic beauty and house boats are like garland but the authorities must have taken care of the great lake but not done. The quality of water is not so good as used to be.
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Rachit Verma

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  • Rachit Verma
  • Lives in Pune
  • 2 photos
  • 5 Reviews
  •  75 readers

"Soothing Place"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
One hour ride in Shikara is the best to do here. Prefer sun set time. Just sit back and relax and enjoy the beauty of Dal Lake. If you are planning to buy from the shikara market, you can bargain a lot.
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Sahil Ali

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  • Sahil Ali
  • Lives in Srinagar
  • 2 Reviews
  •  130 readers

"Heaven on Earth"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Feb 20, 2017
Beautiful Lake with Himalayas view. Shikara Ride on Dallake is one of the perfect ways to spent your leisure time in Srinagar. The place is simply magnificent. You can see floating markets nehru park char chinar on the way. I recommend all my friends to visit here.
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Amir Sayyed

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  • Amir Sayyed
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 4 Reviews
  •  902 readers

"World's beautiful lake"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 23, 2016
Dal lake is one of the beautiful and largest lake located in Srinagar, Jammu and kashmir. The best time to visit there is December last week or first week of January.
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Kiran Singhania

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  • Kiran Singhania
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 3 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  832 readers

"Beautiful"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 15, 2016
It's heaven on earth. I went with my family around evening time. Nothing to worry. Don't forget shikara ride by evening. You will feel good in evening. Hotel Asian park jilust minutes away from Dal lake. Transport options are there just outside from hotel
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Sivaramprasad vasireddy

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  • Sivaramprasad vasireddy
  • 8 Reviews
  •  590 readers

"If you are visiting Srinagar, you won't miss this lake"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 1, 2016
Famous by its name Dal Lake in Srinagar captures your imagination, with its sheer presence. Spread over in 18 kms radius, the lake has a special attraction of house boats, where visitors can spend their stay with families. Or one can have a ride on the lake for a sum, if it's not in peek winter season, else the lake tend to freeze. The birds from Siberia visit Dal lake and at rear to watch them.
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Yusuf Ali

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  • Yusuf Ali
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 32 Reviews
  •  15 helpful votes
  •  18936 readers

"Dal Lake"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Nov 23, 2016
The best ever place visited in my life. Amazing scenery which makes it most beautiful to come and live their best moments of the life. Waving on boat to see the actual beaty of the lake. Spent memorable moments with my family members. Hope to come again in future and re-live it with more beauty.
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  • 35 Reviews
  •  41 helpful votes
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"Nice and quite huge lake."

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Nov 16, 2016
It was awesome experience to visit Dal lake ... Specially to ride on shikara was the convenient option to explore it .. Some part of lake were dirty due to waste material ... There was an floating garden into the lake ... And so many shops were there at corner side of the lake with a lots of house boats, but some if them were unman aged and ruined due to flood ... Also have some water fountain within it. Overall had a fun time at Dal lake ..
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Atul kesharia

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  • Atul kesharia
  • 5 Reviews
  •  394 readers

"Nice lake visit"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Aug 24, 2016
We had a ride on the Dal lake. it was really wonderful and very nice experience. our family was really very excited to ride the shikara in Dal lake. Lake is spread on a very huge area and the water was very cold. you get really amazing feel if you ride on Dal lake. Our family also did shopping on Dal lake and were surprised to see the Dal Lake market over the Dal Lake.
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