Dal Lake Srinagar
Dal Lake Srinagar that has the length of eight kilometer long and a breadth of four kilometer, spreads over a total of twenty six Sq. Km. The urban lake, which is the second largest in the state, is named the “Jewel in the crown of Kashmir”or “Srinagar’s Jewel”.The fascinating dal Lake is split into 2 smaller ones the Lokut (small) and bod (big) dal. The south western a part of the lake encompasses approximately a depth a total twelve M. the dal Lake gets some of its water from spring however a total supplemented by water from the mountain lake, Mar Sar.
The shore line of the lake is encompassed by a boulevard lined with Mughal era gardens, parks,houseboats and hotels. Scenic views of the lake can be witnessed from the shore line Mughal gardens, such as Shalimar Bagh and Nishat Bagh.
Dal Lake is a vast, mirror-flat sheet of water reflecting the carved wooden balconies of the houseboats and the misty peaks of the Pir Panjal mountains. Flotillas of gaily painted shikaras (gondola-like taxi boats) skiff around the lake, transporting goods to market, children to school and travellers from houseboat to shore.
Most visitors to Srinagar stay out on Dal Lake in one of the delightful houseboats left behind from the Raj, but landlubbers can hire shikaras for tours around the lake, visiting floating gardens and the floating flower and vegetable market.
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