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The Dal lake is located in the Srinagar, Kashmir. It is the main attractive point of Srinagar for the tourists. The Dal lake is 8 km in length and 4 km in width. It covers an area of 26 sqft. It is the finest combination of power and beauty of nature. It is one of the best places to visit for the tourists around the world. The lake is surrounded by the majestic mountains and the Mughal garden on its one side. The main attraction for this lake is islands, houseboats, and floating gardens.

The Dal lake is the second largest lake in Jammu and Kashmir. It is a very beautiful lake and there are many other things that make it more attractive. This lake is a combination of 3 lakes and it is divided into 2 parts, Lokut and Bod Dal lake. The southern part of the lake is 12M depth.  The mountain Mar Sar supplies water to this lake and it also gets water from the spring. The lake is surrounded 3 sided by mountains covered with snow. There are 3 islands in the lake in the western part of the lake.

The lake has various beautiful waterways, channels and floating islands. The lake has the largest group of houseboats which is available on the western side of the lake. These are wrinkled around the islands. There are also many hotels around the lake. On the other side of the lake, there are floating gardens. This lake is also famous for harvesting water plants and for activities of fishing.

The water of this lake is very clear. On a hot afternoon, the tourists can enjoy swimming for getting more refreshed.  This lake looks more beautiful in the July and August. The lotus flowers bloom in this month. So, the best time to visit this lake is from June to August.


The floating island makes this lake more beautiful. There are a lot of vegetables can be cultivated on these floating islands. Around the lake, there are many tours. The tourists can take a Shikara and complete a circuit around the Mughal garden. The tourists can get many perfect picture moments. The houseboats make it more luxurious place. It is also a good place for adventure seekers. Tourists can also enjoy golfing, hot air balloon, skiing, and many other games as well.

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