Dal Lake, Srinagar
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Dal Lake

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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

Experience scale
  • Excellent 72
  • Very Good 55
  • Good 17
  • Average 2
  • Below Average 4
  • Poor 0
  • Terrible 0
Travellers recommend
  • Best Time:  During Sunset
  • Length of visit:  More than 3hrs
Facilities available
  • Food available for purchase
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  • Camera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowed
  • Lockers/Storage

150 traveller reviews for Dal Lake

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Srujana
  • Srujana
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 34 photos
  • 14 Reviews

"Best Lake to view and stay" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
We stayed in house boat which was the another best experience in the house boat. Shikara ride was the best ride. But food was cold as house boat people does not cook they get food from the Srinagar on the ghat road. Kids enjoys the Shikara ride. But wear warm clothes during the ride.
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Rajesh
  • Rajesh
  • Lives in Adoor
  • 2 Reviews

"Good visit"

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Dal lake is a much see in Srinagar. You can stay only a day or two at this place. For food you have to travel on Shikara to other side coz the food available at Dal lake is quite limited.
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Deepak Kumar
  • Deepak Kumar
  • 1 Review

"Good visit"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
It was my birthday and I always think of Srinagar and then it comes true when my parents told me that they are taking to Dal lake in Srinagar. I was very happy. When we are near Dal lake I was very happy. It was my best birthday present ever. I really thank my parents for this.
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Kranthi kran Racer
  • Kranthi kran Racer
  • 4 Reviews

"Nice place and wonderful sightseeing place"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
It has a long narrow edges and much depth it is useful for agriculture purpose also everyone must carry safety items and a torch light, apples and bananas must be necessary.
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D s srivastava
  • D s srivastava
  • Lives in Noida
  • 10 Reviews

"Fantastic boating"

  • 4.50/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
I enjoyed boating in Shikara, waterbody is clean and visible. Its really a lifetime pleasure to relax in SHIKARA on DAL lake. Boatman was a jolly person who told us regarding various Hindi movie shooting in Dal lake. We visited there in morning at about 11A.M. Its a good time to visit Dal lake and to spend two or three hours in SHIKARA.
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Sameer Mahajan
  • Sameer Mahajan
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 9 Reviews

"Beauty and nature together"

  • 5.50/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Excellent place to visit but not as it was used to be few years back. Char Chinar area has been totally abandoned. A lot of commercialization. But beauty and nature overtakes all evils.
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Santosh Baba
  • Santosh Baba
  • Lives in Jamshedpur
  • 3 Reviews

"Serene and soothing place"

  • 6.50/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Dal lake is situated at the heart of the city, a very serene and peaceful place but due to commercialisation and over crowded tourist it is losing its beauty. need to negotiate for sikara and the floating shops are costly.
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Tushar Janardan
  • Tushar Janardan
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 4 Reviews

"Awesome visit"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
1st time I was in a boat and it was amazing, wonderful. Kashmir is best, awesome time to travel cool breeze, picture perfect, reflection of lights for house boats at sunset, its the best thing to do in India.
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Bajrang vishwakarma
  • Bajrang vishwakarma
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 4 Reviews

"Must visit"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Dal lake is very beautiful and enjoyable. What we think before visit, we found much more than that. Everyone who visit to Srinagar, they must see Dal Lake.
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Arun Kumar
  • Arun Kumar
  • Lives in Faridabad
  • 1 Review

"Perfect View of Kashmiri Culture"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Museum of Kashmir culture, the shops in lake are incredible. In evening it looks like that sun is on the earth. I have enjoyed the ride in Lake a lot.
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