Dal Lake, Srinagar

Dal Lake

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Dal Lake
Average Rating
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67 Ratings & 48 Reviews

What travellers are saying about this Sightseeing

Experience scale
  • Excellent 26
  • Very Good 16
  • Good 5
  • Average 0
  • Below Average 1
  • 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

48 traveller reviews for Dal Lake

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Manmohan singh
  • Manmohan singh
  • 1 Review

"Had a great time!"

  • 6.50/7
  • Posted 3 days ago
This is a beautiful place. Do take a ride on Shikara. It is fantastic! More
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Jaspreet Singh
  • Jaspreet Singh
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 1 Review

"Shikara ride is an amazing experiance"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 6 days ago
Shikara ride is an awesome experience in Dal Lake, which can't be missed. Try to go for a ride when it's not sunny and you will just love the experience. Try not to buy any stuff from the sellers in the Dal lake as they charge you a bomb for them. More
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Donarun Das
  • Donarun Das
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 4 photos
  • 164 Reviews

"Romancing on the Dal."

  • 5.50/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
I was not able to get enough of the market from the road, and knew that to fully absorb this scenery, I needed to be on the same platform as them. It was actually difficult to get a shikara at that time of day, and when I did find one, the....... More
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  • Kumar
  • 2 Reviews

"It has to be well maintained!"

  • 6.50/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Dal lake is one of the beautiful places in the country. And it should be kept clean and tidy at all times. This is an aspect that people should always keep in mind! Its surrounding must be kept free from the encroachment of illegal boats. More
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  • Rampal
  • 4 Reviews

"Sikara ride is a must"

  • 5.50/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Very good experience. One can experience shopping while floating on the Dal Lake. Lots of shops are located near the Dal Lake. Prices are nominal. Travellers must take a Sikara ride in Dal Lake. More
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About Dal Lake

    • 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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