• Best time to visit March- October
  • Ideal Duration 5-8 Days

About Dal Lake
Tourism in Kashmir

Dal Lake, situated in the middle of Srinagar is an element that connects the whole city internally. The beautiful lake has crystal clear water so that you can see to the bottom of the water. A whole city lives in the lake. This might seem unbelievable but you can get to experience the truth when you land there in our best kashmir tour package from kolkata. From grocery shops to market showrooms, schools and food carts are also on the water in moving Shikaras is the main attraction here. Popularly known as shikara, these boats are the only mode of transport in Dal Lake. You can stay in the houseboats on Dal Lake, to enjoy the beauty of the lake amidst snowy mountains all around. To reach the shore or to visit any of the places, you need to take a Shikara. Isn’t it the best thing?

This second largest lake in Jammu and Kashmir is known as the ‘Jewel in the crown of Kashmir’. Due to the contribution of the lake in commercial purposes along with fishing, and water plant harvesting, Dal Lake is an important tourist attraction in Srinagar city for both locals and tourists. Having the authentic Kahwa while strolling in a Shikara in the Dal Lake in the evening is something you would cherish forever. Check all our kashmir holiday packages to ensure the best suitable option to stay in Dal Lake.

Besides enjoying the mesmerizing view of Dal Lake and engaging yourself in different activities there, you can visit a list of places in the city of Srinagar. Srinagar has a list of royal gardens, made by the Mughal emperor of different times, like Shalimar Bagh, Nishat Garden, and more. Also, if you are visiting in April, don’t miss the world-famous Tulip Garden in full bloom. You have religious attractions as well in Srinagar. You must visit Shri Shankaracharya Temple and Hazratbal Shrine to pray to the Almighty. There are other attractions too which will make your visit special and memorable.

Top Things to do in Dal Lake

Top Things to do in Dal Lake

Frequently Asked Questions

You can visit Srinagar in winter. But Dal Lake becomes frozen with snow in the winter making the shikara ride impossible. Life becomes complicated for locals and it is suggested to avoid visiting Srinagar in winter due to heavy cold.

If you are looking to stay in Dal Lake, houseboat is the only option. However, you have multiple options in land as hotels and homestays are very common in Srinagar. You can experience both when you stay for longer in the city.

At present, you cannot. Though the water is clear but now swimming is not allowed in the Lake due to multiple reasons. You must not go for activities that has no permission from the authorities. Enjoy the Shikara ride for now for safe and secure visit.

Dal Lake has multiple ghats all along the road of Srinagar and every Ghat has Shikara to make you explore the lake. Get a Shikara and start your journey to explore the shops, markets, and other attractions in Dal Lake. Make sure to negotiate the price before you start the journey.

At an average, six people can ride a shikara at a time. The boatman remains in the front to take the charge. You must not risk your life by riding more than the prescribed number. They have an accumulation of how much weight these boats can handle, and you should not challenge that.

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