Dal Lake, Srinagar
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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.
 

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What travellers are saying about this Sightseeing

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  • Very Good 65
  • Good 21
  • Average 3
  • Below Average 4
  • Poor 0
  • Terrible 0
Travellers recommend
  • Best Time:  During Sunset
  • Length of visit:  More than 3hrs
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178 traveller reviews for Dal Lake

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Hemant L
  • Hemant L
  • Lives in Pune
  • 1 Review

"A place to experience - Shikara ride" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 6 days ago
The dal lake is a beautiful place. There are many boat houses where you can select one and stay. The shikara ride is excellent. You can shop on the dal laike itself.
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Gazanfar Gulzar
  • Gazanfar Gulzar
  • Lives in Anantnag
  • 2 Reviews

"Enjoy lot with friends" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
I am very happy that I got a chance of visiting the Dal Lake of Kashmir that is in Srinagar. I had gone there with my friends enjoyed a lot. Although I live myself in Kashmir but I live very far from that area. You could stay in hotel there are many hotels available near the lake.
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Nirmal Mangal
  • Nirmal Mangal
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 5 photos
  • 13 Reviews

"Beautiful lake, floating market and Lotus" new review

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
The lake is very big and beautiful. It is a must watch for the first-timers. The shikara ride is a must if you haven't been in it before. It is a very peaceful experience with your family in the shikara and the best part is the entire market floating in the waters.

It is amazing to shop while in a boat. Since it is very pleasant there in Kashmir, you can take a ride at any convenient time. The lake is very clean and you will be able to see pretty lotus at regular intervals. Also there is a small garden in the middle of the lake with beautiful trees.
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Rakib Wani
  • Rakib Wani
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 3 Reviews

"Breath taking view" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Awesome experience I have ever had, will suggest you to visit Dal lake at the sunset time and ride the shikara that is full awesome time the lake is totally awesome.
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Shahrukh Khaan
  • Shahrukh Khaan
  • Lives in Bidar
  • 3 Reviews

"Beautiful lake, bit crowded" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
One of the most awesome experiences of my life. I went to Srinagar I didn't have too much time to see all the heaven on earth. But thanks to my friends who planned to go to Dal lake before we went to our next destination. It was the most beautiful, heavenly place I have ever seen, but nowadays there are more people so I don't know you will get that feel or not. But I will definitely suggest everyone to go to the heaven on earth before it gets destroyed.
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Arjun madhur Marwah
  • Arjun madhur Marwah
  • Lives in Meerut
  • 1 Review

"Relax in the boat" new review

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Dal is the soul of valley, grab a boat to relax and soak in Kashmir. Sounds of ripples and view of snow covered mountains. Will advise not to buy from floating boats that come close by as the material may not be genuine. Will live up to your expectation.
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Arhan Shaykh
  • Arhan Shaykh
  • Lives in Srinagar
  • 3 Reviews

"This is a place to feel relaxed" new review

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Personally, I like sitting on a bench and just staring into the distance. It is the most beautiful and magical experience. It takes all your worries and you truly feel at peace. So for people that are all tense with their days work and just want some time off, this is the place.
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Praveen
  • Praveen
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 4 Reviews

"Wonderful place for a ride" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
I have stayed here in Houseboat as well as we have taken the 1hr Shikara ride also its wonderful place. The length of this lake is near about 30 Km, wonderful Lake surrounded with numbers of Houseboats.
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Vishal
  • Vishal
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 5 Reviews

"Dal Lake is very romantic place to visit in Srinagar." new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Dal lake is like a heart of Srinagar. We should never miss shikara ride on Dal Lake in Srinagar. We can also buy products on ship while taking shikara ride in Dal Lake.
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Nishant Gajra
  • Nishant Gajra
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 1 Review

"Worth the visit" new review

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
It is worth visiting here a heaven on earth very very beautiful every one must visit this place once. This place does not cost much but I personally recommend to all right from children to teens to old age.
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