Nagin Lake Overview

Ranked 16 of 53 sightseeing in Srinagar

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.  

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Peaceful Shikara ride - less commercial

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Nagin Lake

Rahul Shankar
17th Jul 17

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Sunset
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Chandan Adiga

Chandan Adiga3.6/5

36 reviews

Quite and Calm

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.

Varun Khanna

Varun Khanna4.3/5

6 reviews

A peaceful Lake

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.

Aruna Dasaka

Aruna Dasaka4.3/5

32 reviews

A must visit place

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

Piyush Dhavle3.6/5

13 reviews

Little sister of Dal Lake

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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  • Little sister of Dal Lake
  • Little sister of Dal Lake
  • Little sister of Dal Lake
  • Little sister of Dal Lake

Parvathi Dhavala

Parvathi Dhavala0.4/5

4 reviews

Dirty just like Dal lake

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.

Anshuman Talapatra

Anshuman Talapatra4.3/5

81 reviews

Nice quiet lake for Shikara

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.

Ashwin Nayak

Ashwin Nayak4.3/5

11 reviews

Romantically serene

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.

S.m.bega  Raaj

S.m.bega Raaj4.3/5

145 reviews

Wonderful and calm place, fully crowded and busy

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.
  • Wonderful and calm place, fully crowded and busy
  • Wonderful and calm place, fully crowded and busy
  • Wonderful and calm place, fully crowded and busy
  • Wonderful and calm place, fully crowded and busy

Mohit Mann

Mohit Mann5.0/5

5 reviews

Interesting place

The lake is very interesting to go and i really liked it. I went with my girlfriend and it's romantic and worth.

Mady Raj

Mady Raj3.6/5

1 review

Awesome experience while roaming in Nagin Lake

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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Nagin Lake, Srinagar

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Piyush Dhavle

Nagin Lake, Srinagar
Nagin Lake, Srinagar

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Nagin Lake, Srinagar

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