The Dal Lake in the capital city of Srinagar, in the state of Jammu & Kashmir, is one of the most beautiful lakes in India. Located in the lap of Himalayas, the lake seems to be a personification of a poet’s imagination! A visit and boating on Dal Lake is a must do in the checklist of tourists and travelers reaching Srinagar.
The House boats and Shikara rides are the most striking feature of Dal Lake. These house boats are a master piece of wooden work and art. Some are immensely royal and luxurious while others are simple. Tourists, depending on their budgets can choose from several available options.
The lake is surrounded by mountains on three side and Gardens, parks, hill resorts and Srinagar’s most charming street running along Dal, on the other. The beauty of Dal also lies in experiencing the way life is nourished on water in Dal, in form of floating gardens, blossoming lotus and floating houseboats, serving as a heavenly accommodation option for tourists.
The gardens built along the lakeside, during the Mughal Era adds to the grandeur and benevolence, which nature has showered on Kashmir-the heaven on Earth. The lake is spread over an area of 15.5 kms and is the most renowned landmarks in Srinagar, which is well connected via road and air to all major cities in India. Jammu is the nearest railway station which is 300 kms away from Srinagar.