The Dal Lake
is one of the most Famous Lakes in India
. It lies in the heart of the city of Srinagar, the summer capital of the state of Jammu and Kashmir.It is located on the eastern end of the city. The Dal Lake comprises of a series of lakes, including the Nagin Lake some 8 km from the city center. One can enjoy the panoramic view of the mountains surrounding Srinagar from this lake. Travelers can enjoy taking a ride on traditional Kashmiri boats or the Shikaras to explore the intricate maze of waterways of this lake
The Dal Lake is a beautiful lake near Srinagar. It is the flood-lung of the Jhelum. The famous Mughal gardens are situated around it. Floating Gardens
are found in this lake where a large variety of vegetables is grown.
The The Dal lake has two parts, the Small Dal and Big Dal
, separated by a swampy bund. The road round the lake is called Boulevard. There are two artificial islands in the lake, Rupalank and Sonalank, built by Mughal Emperors. Nehru Park is the western terminus of the lake. The lake is a spot of great attraction for visitors, who enjoy staying in house-boats in the lake. Parts of the Dal Lake are used for sports like Water Skiing
. The lake is an ideal place for swimming and sailing in Shikaras and motorboats. A Shikara Ride
through this lake is thought to be a very enjoyable experiences.
This lake is the chief beauty of Srinagar. On it's east there are famous Moghul gardens like Shalimar, Nishat, Chasma Shahi
and on its west side there is Naseem Bagh and the white marble shrine of Hazratbal