Dal Lake

Dal Lake, Srinagar: Address, Dal Lake Reviews: 4.5/5

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Vinodhan Vidhyasagar
Virudhunagar, India111 contributions
Jan 2022
We took a Shikara Ride. You will have to bargain to core as they offered us initially 6K for it. We settled at half price. View is great. It was peaceful. If interested, take a Water Skiing in Dal Lake. The Boat will take you there. Its not great, but worth it.
Written 18 January 2022
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DBIDHURI
New Delhi, India392 contributions
Oct 2021 • Friends
Dal lake is beautiful in all weather...I been lucky to visit in summer ..found it so beautiful stretch of 4-5 km and its own city in dal lake ...loved shikara side ..loved long morning walk and evening walk on dal lake ...n
Written 26 December 2021
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dev564
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India37 contributions
Dec 2021
A dream for every travel lover. I felt like I am inside a fairy tale land. I loved the place to the core. Enjoyed the place. I have been to this place in both June 2021 and Dec 2021. Both views are different and unique.
Written 23 December 2021
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Madhur Madan
New Delhi, India186 contributions
Dec 2021
Whenever visiting Srinagar. Do Visit Dal Lake and take a shikara ride, it's like a open market, of flowers, ornaments, grocery, food, cute souvenirs. Do bargain.
Written 21 December 2021
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Unmesh
1 contribution
Nov 2021
Shikara rider Major Chaha went physical with me in dark evening over rate confusion. Could have been solved with talks but he threatened me , misbehaved.

They charge very abnormal fare, if they say 1000 u negotiate for 400.

Though its very soulful place to go, these shikara and horse riders and taxi walas just loot tourist.

Regards
Unmesh
Written 5 December 2021
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Shruti V
Jaipur District, India8 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
Shikara ride on a suuny day . The peace and calm on the waters of Dal lake will be with me forever.
Dal lake is fed by underground springs and the water level remains maintained throughout the year.
Written 28 November 2021
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Lateef C
10 contributions
Nov 2021 • Family
It’s really a beauty of nature..
Need to fix rates of shikara by govt. Owners ask their in expected rates.
Written 7 November 2021
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Harish Tejawat
Visakhapatnam, India17 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
We booked a Houseboat at Nigen Lake. Its smaller than Dal lake but much more cleaner. There are shikaras at Nigen Lake and Dal Lake. We went for a Shikara ride at the Dal Lake. The ride is amazing however very expensive. Its an 60 to 75 mins ride, in which you get to see a floating market and a tour of the Dal Lake. But there is lot of weed in the water. How much ever they clean it, it comes up again. But good experience.
Written 22 October 2021
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prameet harsh
Bengaluru, India95 contributions
Oct 2021
Unlike the most of the attractions, which is overhyped and you get a bit disappointed after visit, Dal Lake lives its legacy of beauty and awe. Its hard to image the massiveness, beauty and liveliness of this habitat. You just need to keep 4 hours for exploring this floating town. Its unique and unravels layers of life as you go behind the much publicized house-boats. Lotus gardens, houses, markets and their natural eco-system which this lake holds is awe-inspiring. Its a different world and different from what a tourist would have experienced.
Written 19 October 2021
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Kamal Garg
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India54 contributions
Sep 2021
This was our first visit to Kashmir and we started from this world famous Dal Lake.

We visited Dal Lake during the evening hours to enjoy the Sunset. Our driver dropped us at Ghat No 13 and that is where you have the only public car parking on Dal Lake.

The moment we entered the Ghat, the shikara owners started offering different tours with exorbitant prices. They have a government issued price list and it is 700 INR per hour but don't even think about going according to this government rates. They will agree to it and will move the shikara so slowly that you will hardly cover only couple of meters of distance in one hour. Instead, offer them some extra bucks on top of the government rates and they will happily take you to a nice tour of the lake. There are several points as per the shikara owners, like Mission Kashmir point, Floating market but we enjoyed the overall landscape and views when the shikara was in the middle of the lake. Don't even think about shopping from floating market, most of the items are fake and they charge exorbitant amounts.

You can also enjoy tikkas, ice-cream and some beverages while riding as lot of locals are selling stuff in shikaras.

Overall a great experience and you should definitely do this once while visiting Kashmir !
Written 27 September 2021
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