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Review of Dal Lake

Dal Lake
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US$ 1,150.00*
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5-Day Kashmir Valley Tour from Srinagar
Ranked #8 of 89 things to do in Srinagar
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

I spent 2 hours in Shikara & I still feel I could have got some more of it. One needs to negotiate for shikara ride. I got it for 800 for 2 hours. Don't book based on points. If you book hour wise they will anyway cover all possible points.
Try to take shikaras from ghat 14 to 23.

Some famous points are:
1. Char chinar - 4 chinar trees in the mid of Dal lake.
2. Kabootarkhana - bungalow of a maharaja, who once ruled this place.
3. Water lilies - adjacent to the Kabootarkhana. They only bloom before sunrise & then droop.
4. Floating market - lots of vendors come in boats during the shikara ride, also there is an area where different vendors (food stalls, salwar shops, pharmacy, etc) are tied to lake side.
5. Nehru park - near to ghat 14. It is a well maintained park created on a small island inside the lake.

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Excellent view from shikara ride especially in early morning and in evening.
No need to stay at houseboat because it is a whole hotel on the water. You will get only a room in boat not the privet boat as compare to kerala. Also it is just parked on the water not moving one like kerala backwaters. During shikara ride, many vendors comes to you which is disturbing but beauty of nature is excellent.

1  Thank vdsuhaschaudhary
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

It was beautiful nothing matches the experience of Shikara. Char Chinar adds to the experience. Although Shikara is over priced bargain as much as u can..

Thank Sukhjiv S
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Dal lake is the most famous place to visit amongst the Indian and foreign tourists. The only way to explore the lake is through a shikara ride. Along the ride there are other shikaras who come besides to sell their wares like eatables, jewellery, paper machie products etc. The ride takes through the floating market on the lake which houses shops selling clothes, furniture and even has a barber shop. Even small children and ladies here row the shikara very effectively. The one hour ride ends with some fond and beautiful memories.

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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Nageen lake is better(my opinion). Over-hyped lake . Over adjusted prices. Not good for a silent visit. People try to sell you stuff when you don't want to buy it.

1  Thank Shreyans J
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