Dal is a lake in Srinagar, the capital of Jammu and Kashmir, India. It is an urban lake, which is the second biggest in the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir. The Lake is vital to the travel industry and leisure in Kashmir. It is named the ” Lake of Flowers”, “Jewel in the crown of Kashmir” or “Srinagar’s Jewel”.

More than 15 kilometers around, it is Srinagar’s gem, a tremendous sheet of water mirroring the cut wooden galleries of the houseboats and the foggy pinnacles of the Pir Panjal mountains.

Flotillas of joyously painted shikaras (gondola-like taxi pontoons) boat around the lake, shipping merchandise to showcase, youngsters to class and voyagers to awesome houseboats roused by firsts from the Raj Era.

On the off chance that you rise early, you can paddle out to see the coasting flowers and vegetable market: a vivid display, yet one where you can anticipate a lot of consideration from gift merchants. For a visual representation of Dal Lake life, watch the prize-winning 2012 film Valley of Saints.

dal being an urban lake, have a good network of roadways with roads running around it and reaching this part of the world is fairly easy, the nearest airport just 7 kilometers away at Badgam but it has no railway network.

Visitors may be surprised to know that Dal Lake is a single body of water and it has the appearance of many lakes and pools interconnected and is divided by numerous causeways, buildings on floating gardens, buildings on stilts, floating gardens, and houseboats.
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