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#1 of 29 Places To Visit in Srinagar
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Dal Lake, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir 190025, India
All days of the week
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
sunrise to sunset
visit duration
2 to 3 hours

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Dal Lake is the most famous landmark in Srinagar, making it easily accessible via all modes of local transport. You can ask any local for directions and you'll easily find your way.

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about dal lake

Dal Lake in Srinagar has a picture-perfect spot that travellers to Srinagar cannot miss. Surrounded by majestic mountains on one side, the lake is a center of attraction for the travelers arriving to this place called, paradise on earth. 

Most tourism-oriented activites on the lake happen near the Dal Gate. You can take a shikara ride on colourful high-backed seats, buy flowers from floating shops, get yourself clicked in kitschy Kashmiri dresses, visit Nehru Park Island and Char Chinar Island, see the floating vegetable market at dawn, visit Hazratbal, and traverse the smaller and quieter Nagin Lake and the old Pandit quarter of Rainawari.

The houseboats anchored on the Dal are often huge and spacious. Over the years, houseboats grew in number with many flaunting new designs, comforts and outlook. If you can accommodate yourself in one of these you will feel yourself closer to the heritage and culture of Kashmir.

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15 Dal Lake reviews
Deepa Sinha
Deepa Sinha
Great lake
Jan 21 2016
Really wonderful & Beautiful . It is like heaven . cant forget in my life. it is like a beauty of a bride. at night it is like a house decorated for a marriage.
Sonu Roxx
Sonu Roxx
Epic Lake Love It !
Jun 28 2014
Dal Lake - A must visit for sure. So long lake full of cold water looks awesome. If you are at Dal Lake do take Shikara Ride. And i suggest you to take ride of Rs 1000 for 2 and a half hour Ride. I also took this package and they will show you all th ...... read more