Dal lake is one of the most beautiful lakes of India surrounded by
mountains on its three sides and is dotted by Mughal gardens. The 6.4 km
long and 4km wide lake stands as a beautiful imagination or a romantic
poetry on the surface of clean water shadowed with the groves of chinar. The
lake is composed of several scenic lakes offering distinctive experience and
feel to its visitors. Thousands of boats and Shikaras floating on the
eastern bank of the lake offers enjoyments and peace to the tourists.
Quick Facts Location : 8 km east of Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir Altitude : 1,583 Surface area : 21,200,000 m2 Volume : 9,830,000 m3 Maximum depth : 6 m Mean depth : 1.37 m Length of shoreline : 15,500 m Climate : 29.5 - 7.3ºC Best Time To visit : June to early November
in and Around the Dal Lake
On the bank of the Dal lake, Nishat Garden is one of the most magnificent
Mughal gardens. The back drop of Zabarwan hills and views of the lake is
nothing a window to God's paradise on earth. It was built by Asif Khan,
Queen Nur Jahan's brother.
The Hazrathalbal Shrine
The Hazrathalbal Shrine is white marble spiritual center on the left bank
of the famous Dal Lake. The shrine offers aesthetic construction and has the
sacred hair of the Prophet Muhammad which is made public on various
The Shankaracharya temple
The Shankaracharya temple also known as the Takht-I-Sulaiman is a sacred
pilgrimage located on one of the two hillocks of Dal lake. Dedicated to
great seer and philosopher, Shankaracharya, the temple offers a panoramic
views of the lake with a spiritual glance.
Ride of Shikara and Boat
Without riding on them, your visit to Dal lake is worthless. Thousands of
beautiful Shikara and boat on east bank are ready to float over the water of
the lake and taking you Mughal gardens and mosques set a side the lake.
Photograph the nature while riding over it.
Famous Hotels in Srinagar
House boat and Shikaras are your first priority to enjoy accommodation on
cheeks of the lake. Then many other hotels are lined on Boulward road
offering beautiful views of lake and other natural splendors around the
lake. Some prominent hotels include :
Other attractions near
Located 48 km from the city, Gulmarg is one of the most popular picnic
sites of India. With lined tall Deodars and undulating flower meadows,
Gulmarg is world wide known for its highest one golf course in the world.
Pahalgam is known for Amarnathji and famed trekking routes. Located on the
bank of beautiful Indus river, Pahalgam is set up in the lap of Himalayan
pine forest. It is the famous base to start the holy visit of Amarnathji.