In Srinagarís Aquatic Plaza around the lake. The
lake itself is connected to a number of other lakes of the valley. It is
well known for its shikaras or houseboats. Most of the House Boats are
around in Dal Lake. From the Lake one can see the Historic Shankara Charya
Hill in the east and the west Hari Parbat.
During the winter season the lake sometimes freezes
over. Water hyacinths and silt are the major problems affecting the lake.
Most of the shore of the Lake is a boulevard, lined with Mughal-era
gardens, parks, and high-end hotels.
Lake Photos / Images
Dal Lake is situated on the outskirts of Srinagar
and is a vast expanse of water, five miles long and nearly half a mile
broad (Previously 9 miles long). It is divided by causeways into several
portions, each of which has a number of minor offshoots with floating
gardens. The lake is surrounded on all sides by places of picturesque
beauty and charm. As we start from the Dal Gate along the famous
boulevard, the replica of Marine Drive, we see on our right a pyramidal
hill, one thousand feet in height, at the top of which stands the ancient
stone temple of splendid charm.
Frozen Dal Lake