Nigeen Lake

Nigeen Lake is a serene oasis of tranquillity and natural beauty. Surrounded by lush greenery and majestic mountains, this pristine lake offers a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. With its crystal-clear waters reflecting the azure skies above, Nigeen Lake is a paradise for nature lovers and photographers alike. Visitors can explore its tranquil waters by taking a leisurely shikara ride, gliding past floating gardens and charming houseboats that dot the lake's surface. Beyond its scenic charm, Nigeen Lake holds a rich historical significance in the annals of Kashmir's past. Dating back centuries, it has been a cherished retreat for poets, artists, and royalty, who sought inspiration amidst its idyllic surroundings. The lake's shores are adorned with ancient Mughal gardens and historic landmarks, bearing testimony to the region's cultural heritage. Legend has it that Nigeen Lake was once connected to the larger Dal Lake, forming a single body of water known as "Bod-Dal." Over time, natural silting and human interventions gradually separated the two lakes, giving rise to the distinct beauty of Nigeen Lake that we admire today.

  • Best Time to Visit: March to November
  • Ideal Duration: 1 to 2 hours
  • Distance From Airport: The nearest airport is in Srinagar which is 19 kms away.
  • Distance From Railway Station: The nearest railway station is in Srinagar which is 17 kms away.
  • Distance From Road: It is 7 kms away from the main town of Srinagar.
  • Travel Tips: Boating, photography and other water activities.
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Vaishno Devi & Patnitop
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No: JMU2023-01

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