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Dal Lake

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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“shikara ride”(1,186 reviews)
“house boat”(230 reviews)
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Boulevard Rd, Srinagar 190001, India
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Reviewed today via mobile

I absolutely loved staying on a house boat on Dal lake. This was an incredible experience, visting the floating market & through the boats houses was a lovely tranqil experience. A visit here & a stay on a house boat is a must. You will...More

Thank katgreenkins
Reviewed today via mobile

It's a place where all tourist used to stay in the past as there were hardly any hotels in Srinagar. The lake is a peaceful and serene place where you could just relax in a house boat or tkar a long shikara ride. It's surrounded...More

Thank Sanjaysanghvi
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Even though it was a bit dirty but we enjoy the shikara (boat) ride during sunset. But...we were scammed. They charged us very expensive but we were so tired to argue that first day since we just arrived in Srinagar we just let it go....More

Thank suffiakmal
Reviewed 2 days ago

It is the greatest attraction of Srinagar. There are houseboats one one side and on the other side are shikaras where you can enjoy boating. The lake is huge and if one wants to experience peace and tranquility, u gotto take a shikara ride.

Thank simplyshoeb
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed Shikara ( small decorative boat) all along in the famous Dal Lake. We had glimpses of a few nice attractions! Char Chinar was a great place- a tiny island surrounded by four Chinar ( maple) trees which incidentally a film shooting place! Lily...More

Thank Gopal L
Reviewed 3 days ago

It was supposed to be a peaceful and enjoyable shikara that was marred by the many floating vendors plying their trade there. Dal Lake is indeed a very beautiful place to visit and taking a shikara ride is a must when visiting Srinagar. However the...More

Thank FPC1019
Reviewed 4 days ago

there's nothing quite like a shikara ride on Daal Lake. Best if this is part of your stay in a house boat (we loved our time in the houseboat Acropolis). It's a beautiful place. We were blessed with a somewhat warm sunny day in October.

Thank fozjon
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I love the life around this like the transporting flowers , moving local traders who also sells saffron, kids n mother rowing in small boats to school and there is a market inside the like a tailor shop also can be seen ... Beside nehru...More

Thank Afraz K
Reviewed 5 days ago

Finally we embarked on the Shikara and the ride began!! Not all parts of the lake were beautiful, but yes we enjoyed the ride overall. We were shown some 10 points which comes over a Shikara Ride at Dal Lake. However the most annoying part...More

Thank Krishnandu
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Dal lake has its own beauty. Go for evening Shikara ride. They offer 2 kind of Shikara ride - 3 point & 6 point shikara ride(double prie that of 3 point).

Thank Sucheta04
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Yazeed S
15 July 2018|
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Response from Manjulika S | Reviewed this property |
Hi! Yes, it’s accessible in December and the real ‘heavy’ snowfall is more towards the later part of January. Just make sure you stay in a good hotel which can take care of your requirements at that time.
31 May 2018|
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Response from AdnanS1017 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it’s right time
Wahida A
10 May 2018|
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Response from dheeraj123 | Reviewed this property |
as their is lot of time in July would be difficult to judge in May. From our experience of April i will suggest if the situation is not good in July. pl dont travel no point in taking risk. even if military is deployed still... More