Fondly called the “Jewel of Srinagar”, the world famous Dal Lake is a popular sightseeing location of Jammu and Kashmir. Dal Lake enthralls all visitors with its rippling waters, houseboats and luxurious shikaras. Sparkling waters of this lake have inspired photographers, film makers, poets, lovers and writers through the ages. Set in the lap of spectacular Himalayan ranges, lush chinar trees and snow capped peaks, this lake rates high on the list of preferred tourist destinations of nature lovers and tourists alike.
Dal Lake, typically an important icon of tourism industry of Jammu and Kashmir, is a Himalayan urban lake with five basins and a well connected network of water channels. It is the second largest fresh water lake in J&K after Wular Lake along with being one of the prettiest lakes across India.