Dal Gate

A picturesque entryway to the mesmerising beauty of Kashmir Valley, Dal Gate is tucked away at the base of the majestic Himalayas. This lively area is the main entryway to the famous Dal Lake, one of Srinagar's most valuable treasures. Dal Gate has long enthralled tourists with its serene charm, reflecting the surrounding snow-capped peaks and lush hillsides in its placid waters. In addition to being a breathtaking natural feature, the lake serves as a vital link for the neighbourhood, offering jobs related to fishing, transportation, and creative inspiration for poets and artists alike. As one enters Dal Gate, they are met by a view of the traditional houseboats, or "shikaras," floating serenely through the glistening waters. These floating homes, which feature colourful Kashmiri carpets inside and finely carved wooden façades, provide a unique window into the rich cultural tapestry of Kashmir. Dal Gate is the ideal place for adventure seekers to begin their exploration of the surrounding Himalayan wilderness. There are plenty of activities to enjoy in this beautiful region of the world, including hiking through verdant forests, taking a leisurely boat ride, and just taking in the peaceful atmosphere.

  • Best Time to Visit: Round the year
  • Ideal Duration: 2 to 5 hours
  • Distance From Airport: The nearest airport is in Srinagar which is 12 kms away.
  • Distance From Railway Station: The nearest railway station is in Srinagar which is 11 kms away.
  • Distance From Road: It is 4.8 kms away from the main town of Srinagar.
  • Travel Tips: Shikara ride, shopping, houseboat stay and water sports
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Vaishno Devi & Patnitop
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No: JMU2023-01

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