Nagin Lake, Srinagar

Nagin Lake

Rank 16
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27 Ratings & 18 Reviews

About Nagin Lake

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Nagin Lake is also called as the 'Jewel in the Ring', which is situated on the backdrop of the Dal Lake. There is a narrow causeway separating this Nagin Lake and the Dal Lake, where tourists can spot numerous houseboats and Shikaras. It is an isolated lake as compared to Dal Lake, which has less polluted and deep that is suitable for swimming.

Water skiing facilities and fibreglass sailing boats are also available at this lake. There is a Nagin Club situated on the banks of this lake, which has a tea pavilion and a bar. The ideal time for travelling to this lake is from June to August.  

What travellers are saying about Nagin Lake

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  • Excellent 3
  • Very Good 5
  • Good 7
  • Average 0
  • Below Average 1
  • Poor 0
  • Terrible 2
Travellers recommend
  • Best Time:  During Sunset
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
Facilities available
  • Food available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowed
  • Lockers/Storage

1 Video Reviews for Nagin Lake

Rahul Shankar

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  • Rahul Shankar
  • 164 photos
  • 7 Reviews
  •  24 helpful votes
  •  392 readers
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
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18 traveller reviews for Nagin Lake

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Chandan Adiga

  • Explorer
  • Chandan Adiga
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 139 photos
  • 30 Reviews
  •  9 helpful votes
  •  14566 readers

"Quite and Calm"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Lots of house boats rests in shore of this lake. As Dal lake is not permitted for house boats. One can ride Shikara(boat ride). We paid 500 per 2 person for 1 hour.
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Varun Khanna

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  • Varun Khanna
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 5 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  3093 readers

"A peaceful Lake"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jun 8, 2016
I found the Nigeen lake very peaceful. There is also The Nigeen club where you can enjoy a cup of coffee.

There are gardens around also for sitting. Its best to go around sunset and take a shikara ride.
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  • Aruna
  • Highlander
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 32 Reviews
  •  49 helpful votes
  •  46626 readers

"A must visit place"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted May 7, 2016
Staying on an houseboat in Kashmir is a must do. And Nigeen lake is less crowded than the Dal lake.

Staying here is very peaceful.

If you stay on Nigeen lake, the views of the mountains are stunning and it's very peaceful and lovely. The sunset and sunrise were especially beautiful.

You must take a shikara ride to go around the lake in the evening and it is very very relaxing, however be warned of touts hassling you a bit though definitely less than the Dal lake.

If you are in Srinagar please make sure to stay in house boat. It is once in a lifetime experience and if you do, stay on Nigeen lake.
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Piyush Dhavle

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  • Piyush Dhavle
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 22 photos
  • 13 Reviews
  •  8 helpful votes
  •  7753 readers

"Little sister of Dal Lake"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Apr 15, 2016
Been to Nigeen Lake in the month of March. Very secluded. Not many tourists know about it. If you like calm and peaceful ambiance, you must visit this lake.

I stayed on a houseboat for a night with my family.

Lake surely need some serious cleaning, but it's still better than Dal Lake. Early morning shikara market is a must visit, especially for people from metropolitan. It's like a whole market on the small shikaras. Worth visiting.
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Parvathi Dhavala

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  • Parvathi Dhavala
  • Lives in Kakinada
  • 4 Reviews
  •  7 helpful votes
  •  927 readers

"Dirty just like Dal lake"

  • 0.5/7
  • Posted Aug 3, 2015
We wanted to book a houseboat in this lake as we heard it was very neat. But to my horror it was just like Dal lake. It was unkempt, no works done to keep it clean.
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  • 3 votes

Anshuman Talapatra

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  • Anshuman Talapatra
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 1 photo
  • 74 Reviews
  •  23 helpful votes
  •  33388 readers

"Nice quiet lake for Shikara"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jul 6, 2015
Not as popular as Dal lake but a great lake to be in for a shikara. You will see lots of beautiful birds as a treat. There are some houseboats also in this place. However there are not commercialized as Dal lake. Its a must watch while exploring Kashmir and Srinagar.
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Ashwin Nayak

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  • Ashwin Nayak
  • Beachbum
  • Lives in Mangalore
  • 11 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  6258 readers

"Romantically serene"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jul 1, 2015
If Dal Lake is beautiful because it users excellent views, it is equally infested by hawkers, touts, guides, who kinda spoil the romantic feel and privacy that a couple would need but then there is Nagin Lake on the other side of Dal Lake which is very beautiful, less crowded, serene! Perfect for honeymooners. Has plenty of good houseboat options.
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S.m.bega  Raaj

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  • S.m.bega Raaj
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 713 photos
  • 142 Reviews
  •  79 helpful votes
  •  41965 readers

"Wonderful and calm place, fully crowded and busy"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted May 29, 2015
Compared to Dal lake this lake is very calm, Dal lake is fully crowded and busy, houseboats here are easily available and cheap compared to Dal lake. This lake is best for stay and Shikara ride is awesome, we can take a Shikara and go to Dal lake, it will take 4 hours for a full round and costing approximately Rs. 2000/- Must visit for all age groups when you are in Srinagar.
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Mohit Mann

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  • Mohit Mann
  • Lives in Panipat
  • 5 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  2842 readers

"Interesting place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted May 21, 2015
The lake is very interesting to go and i really liked it. I went with my girlfriend and it's romantic and worth.
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Mady Raj

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  • Mady Raj
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 1 Review
  •  541 readers

"Awesome experience while roaming in Nagin Lake"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Mar 5, 2015
I went to Kashmir last June. I stayed in boat house which was on Nagin Lake. It was a very pleasant time. There were rose gardens and lotus garden and too many selling boat. It was very awesome moment specially sunrise and sunset. Please visit at least once.
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