Dal Lake OverviewRanked 1 of 53 sightseeing in Srinagar
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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- Length of visit: 1-2hrs
- Best Time: During Sunset
- Food available for purchase
- Bathroom facilities
- Camera/Video allowed
- Wearing of shoes/footwear allowed
Heaven on earth
It's truly mesmerising
Huge Lake with abundant boats & houseboats
If there is paradise on earth it's kashmir
Dal lake and Gulmarg are the most attractive place
One should admire the beauty of the paradise.
Dal lake -You can feel the magic in the air !!