Dal Lake, Pahalgam (India)

Dal is a lake in Srinagar the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir. It is an urban lake which is the second largest in the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir. It is the most visited place in Srinagar by tourists and locals. View of Dal Lake are completely different in 4 seasons. It is integral to tourism and recreation in Kashmir and is named the Lake of Flowers Jewel in the crown of Kashmir or Srinagars Jewel. The lake is also an important source for commercial operations in fishing and water plant harvesting. The shore line of the lake about 15.5 kilometres (9.6 mi) 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 built during the reign of Mughal Emperor Jahangir and from houseboats cruising along the lake in the colourful shikaras. During the winter season the temperature sometimes reaches freezing the lake.

Nehru Park Boulevard Road Srinagar 190001
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