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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  • Best Time:  During Sunset
  • Length of visit:  More than 3hrs
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Ana S

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  • Ana S
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 6 Reviews
  •  63 readers

"A must in Srinagar" new review

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 2 days ago
A must see when visiting Srinagar, try to stay a few nights in a houseboat, or go for a stroll on the Boulevard and a shikara ride around sunset. A very peaceful experience when visiting Srinagar.
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Mani mishra

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  • Mani mishra
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 5 photos
  • 5 Reviews
  •  9 helpful votes
  •  800 readers

"So refreshing" new review

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 2 days ago
The Dal Lake is a must visit to Srinagar. Ride in the Shikara is a must and it's so refreshing. Visit during the Sunrise /sunset is advisable. Must carry camera and water.
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Yasir Mohiuddin

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  • Yasir Mohiuddin
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 Reviews
  •  13 readers

"Some adventure and fun activities happening during July and August." new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 3 days ago
Dal lake is a good to see place, especially in summer. Shikaras are a wonderful experience, water also very beautiful and clean. There are also some adventure and fun activities happening during July and August.
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Sekhar

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  • Sekhar
  • 8 Reviews
  •  158 readers

"A good lake" new review

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 4 days ago
A worthy place to visit. In boat house dinner and breakfast was very good. We enjoyed a lot. Next day morning we enjoyed shikara ride. Next we went to temple.
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Sp Singh

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  • Sp Singh
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 1 Review
  •  25 readers

"Perfect sunset and good experience" new review

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
My experience was so good, there was a boating and other water sports. Its nice place to visit in the evening that time you see the photo perfect sunset.
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Tarish Malhotra

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  • Tarish Malhotra
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 9 Reviews
  •  14 helpful votes
  •  1409 readers

"Beautiful Place" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Dal lake is a beautiful place and a must to visit. If possible one should spent at least one night in the houseboat which is an awesome experience. The shopping from the shikara is a great experience.
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Ravi Soni

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  • Ravi Soni
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 4 Reviews
  •  58 readers

"Serene experience" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Amazing surroundings and breathtaking view from the lake. One must take a boat ride (SHIKARA) which not much expensive. It is definitely a memorable experience as one gets a great 360 degree view.
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Rashmi Pandey

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  • Rashmi Pandey
  • Lives in Noida
  • 1 Review
  •  35 readers

"Nature's beauty from Dal Lake" new review

  • 6.50/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Our houseboat was on Dal Lake having an excellent view with all modern amenities. We had shikara ride in evening, it was bit cold in evening. So better to have a shawl or light sweater. But it was worth having a ride. We also have done motor bike ride on Dal Lake and it was too good. My 4 year daughter too enjoyed it a lot.
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Dhruval Patel

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  • Dhruval Patel
  • Lives in Vadodara
  • 1 Review
  •  40 readers

"Awesome to spend time" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
The lake is awesome and the place was good, it was great time spending there, best place to spend time with your loved ones. It was good time spending in the boat and sunset was awesome, it was fun all the time and please visit the place once.
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Himanshu singhal

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  • Himanshu singhal
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  • 1 photo
  • 9 Reviews
  •  1631 readers

"Very nice lake" new review

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Amazing huge lake. Eating joints in between also. Though expensive stuff. You need to ride through Shikara. They will quote 2-3 times the price for shikara. So, negotiate!!
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