Dal Lake

Dal Lake, often called the "Jewel in the crown of Kashmir," is a stunning lake situated among the beautiful valleys of Srinagar. Its sparkling waters reflect the snowy peaks of the nearby Himalayas, creating a breathtaking view that has fascinated travelers for ages. This famous lake also has a rich history. Back in the Mughal times, Dal Lake was a favorite spot for emperors and nobles who loved its peaceful beauty. Some of the gardens and pavilions built by the Mughals around the lake still remain today, adding to its charm. Now-a-days, Dal Lake remains a beloved destination, offering visitors a chance to experience its timeless allure and lively culture. You can take a ride on a traditional shikara boat to explore the lake, passing by floating markets, houseboats, and floating gardens called "raadh." You will also get a glimpse of local life as you see people fishing and tending to their gardens. Visiting Dal Lake isn't just about seeing a beautiful place; it's about delving in the tranquility of nature and enjoying a peaceful moment by the water. Whether you're watching the sunset or simply relaxing on the shore, Dal Lake is sure to leave you with unforgettable memories.

  • Best Time to Visit: March to November
  • Ideal Duration: 1-2 days
  • Distance From Airport: The nearest airport is in Srinagar which is 21 kms away.
  • Distance From Railway Station: The nearest railway station is in Srinagar which is 18 kms away.
  • Distance From Road: The distance between Srinagar and Dal Lake is 14 kms.
  • Travel Tips: Shikara ride, visit floating gardens, houseboat stays, shopping and photography.
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