Everyone sometimes gets upset with their daily life and looks for moments of relaxation and they get these moments on holidays. Today we are going to tell you about Dal Lake, the famous place of Srinagar, India, whose beauty will make your health happiness and will take you to a different world, you will feel like heaven.
Dal Lake is included in the most beautiful and second largest lake in Srinagar, this lake is surrounded by beautiful hills from 3 sides. Dal Lake is known for its beauty as well as its vast area the lake is spread over a large area of 18 km. This lake is divided into 4 major parts Gagribal, Lokut Dal, Bod Dal, and Nagin. Dal Lake is one of the favorite places of Indian and foreign tourists, people come here to enjoy the coolness of the summer season and enjoy the beautiful views of the lake.
What’s worth seeing and doing in Dal Lake?
Dal Lake is the most beautiful lake in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, but apart from its beauty, there is much more that makes it special. There is a lot to do here which can make you feel very happy and blissful. Here you can:
Shikara Boat Ride
Shikara is a small boat floating on the Dal Lake, in which people sit and enjoy the views of the Dal Lake. Up to 4 people can sit comfortably in a shikara and 6 people can also sit if they want. By sitting in Shikara, you can see all the spectacular natural views of Dal Lake, you can also see the beautiful mountains here through Shikara. All the places of interest in Dal Lake like Char Chinar, Nehru Park, Kabootar (Pigeon) Khana, etc., all have to be seen and visited by this shikara boat.
Houseboats are fixed hotels or houses floating on the Dal Lake which have been built for the tourists to stay. Houseboats are like a very beautiful house and their exterior and interior decoration and design are very beautiful, these houses are mainly made of wood. To make the tourists feel comfortable, this houseboat is decorated with beautiful carpets, chandeliers, and beautiful carvings.
This is an island located in Dal Lake. This island is surrounded by four poplar trees from all sides, hence it is called Char Chinar. It is also known as Char Chinari. Char Chinar was built by the Mughal emperor, Murad Baksh. It is the most beautiful and famous of all the places to see in the Dal Lake, all the tourists who come to the Dal Lake definitely go here.
Nehru Park is also a green and beautiful park in the same Dal Lake, where you can roam. The beautiful greenery of Yaha will take you to a different world. You can reach here by riding Shikara.
Kabootar (Pigeon) Khana is also a beautiful place here, which is filled with green lotus and lily plants. It is a small island that is said to have been built by the king of Kashmir, Karan Singh, for his personal use. Pigeons also come here in large numbers, so it is also called pigeon food, for the time being, it has been banned for tourist people.
Shops are set up on the shikara.
If you are a shopping lover, then you will also like the market on Shikara Boat in Dal Lake, where you can find fashion items like jewelry and Kashmir culture.
You can also do photography here
If you are fond of clicking photos and photography, then there are many such views in Dal Lake which will help in fulfilling your hobby. The lakes here can take photos of beautiful views and you can capture memorable moments with the camera by visiting the Char Chinar Islands too. Local photographers are also available here, from whom you can get your photo clicked and some people also rent Kashmiri clothes here, which you can click photos by wearing.
Interesting facts about Dal Lake
- Dal Lake is the most beautiful lake in Srinagar and the second-largest lake in the region.
- Many Bollywood films have been shot in Dal Lake. The film Haider and Kashmir’s Kali movie has been shot here.
- There are many places in Dal Lake that are very attractive like Char Chinar, Houseboat, Floating Garden, and Nehru Park.
- Dal Lake is surrounded by hills on 3 sides.
Best Time to Visit Dal Lake
May to November is the best time to visit Dal Lake as the climate is pleasant. During winter, it gets extremely cold.
Entry time of Dal Lake
Shikara ride is open on all days: 06:00 AM to 06:00 PM.
Entry fees and Shikara ride charges in Dal Lake are not fixed. you will get different charges all the time, so for the information about this charge, you have to come here and find out.
How to Reach Dal Lake
By Air: The nearest airport to Dal Lake in Srinagar (SXR) Airport which is 16.6 km away. Other nearby airports include Jammu (IXJ) (160.5 km).
By Train: The nearest railway station to Dal Lake in Srinagar Railway Station. Srinagar railway station is 22 km away from Dal Lake.
By Road: You can also come to Dal lake by road. Srinagar is well connected by roads to all the cities of India. If you want, you can come here by booking your own vehicle or taxi.
Address & Google map of Dal Lake
Address: Dal Lake Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir, India – 176216
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Other places to visit in Jammu & Kashmir
- Nishat Garden
- Dachigam National Park
- Vaishno Devi Dham, Katra
- Aru Valley
- Kishtwar National Park
- Dachigam National Park
- Tarsar Marsar Trek
- Kashmir Great Lakes Trek
- Nubra Valley
- Suru Basin
- Betaab Valley
- Hari Mahal Palace