Dal Lake, Srinagar

Dal Lake

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About 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.
 

What travellers are saying about Dal Lake

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  • Excellent 187
  • Very Good 136
  • Good 45
  • Average 8
  • Below Average 4
  • Poor 0
  • Terrible 4
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  • Best Time:  During Sunset
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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4 Video Reviews for Dal Lake

Neha malhotra Malhotra

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  • Neha malhotra Malhotra
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 9 Reviews
  •  49 helpful votes
  •  6145 readers
  • Posted Apr 12, 2016
Overall Rating
7/7
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Arvind Kumar

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  • Arvind Kumar
  • Lives in Noida
  • 555 photos
  • 17 Reviews
  •  237 helpful votes
  •  1594 readers
  • Posted 3 months ago
Overall Rating
6/7
  • 304

Rahul Shankar

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  • Rahul Shankar
  • 164 photos
  • 7 Reviews
  •  58 helpful votes
  •  409 readers
  • Posted 2 months ago
Overall Rating
6/7
  • 222

Neha malhotra Malhotra

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  • Neha malhotra Malhotra
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 9 Reviews
  •  49 helpful votes
  •  6145 readers
  • Posted May 30, 2016
Overall Rating
7/7
  • 488

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Abhinav Sudan

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  • Abhinav Sudan
  • 23 photos
  • 62 Reviews
  •  26 helpful votes
  •  855 readers

"Nice lake to enjoy around" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
It is a very big lake in the Srinagar city. It has many options in terms of boathouses to enjoy the lake and nature to the fullest. It has small Mobile shops on boats only which is altogether a different experience. The Chinar trees in the middle also provides an enchanting view.
The nearby shops on the roads also provide good food, the local kashmiri food can be tried.
Happy Holidaying !!
Warm Regards
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Amir sayyed

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  • 1 Review
  •  26 readers

"Wow place"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
The place I visited name is Dal lake and it is kind of wow place. You can see beauty of nature here. It is located in Srinagar and I visited so many time here with my family and friends.
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Naveen -

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  • Naveen -
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 6 photos
  • 2 Reviews
  •  37 readers

"Refreshing place to essence the aroma of nature."

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Srinagar is great place as everybody knows that. People lives on house boat which is awesome. There are also hotels on boat people can book that and can enjoy this whole new experience. Water is not that much clean in Dal lake. Doing boating ia also a fun over there. Go and explore the heaven and enjoy.
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  • 2 Reviews
  •  97 readers

"Splendid views"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted May 7, 2017
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
  •  126 readers

"Great wonder on Earth."

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Apr 23, 2017
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
  •  131 readers

"Soothing Place"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Apr 22, 2017
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
  •  186 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
  • 12 Reviews
  •  1061 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
  •  887 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
  •  700 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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