Location / importance / history / travel / photography tips / photo gallery / tourism / lawns / gardens / map / area / timing / entry fees of Dal Lake Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir , India
Significance : One of the most wonderful scenery in the world, Best time / Season to visit Dal lake: March to August
The world famous Dal Lake is one of the most important tourist attractions in Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir State. One of the most stunning and picturesque lakes in India, it gives the visitor a 360º vision of the mighty Himalayas.
Srinagar was the summer resort of the Mughal rulers of India and they prepared this lake gorgeous with typical Mughul gardens and pavilions close to the banks.
The second largest lake in the state, it is identified with a variety of nick names like 'Jewel in the crown of Kashmir' and 'Srinagar's Jewel' etc. All through the winter season (the temperature reaches -4 ºC to - 5ºC) the lake occasionally freezes. The lake is used for fish culturing and water plant harvesting.
The western part of the lake has an inlet which is the deepest component of the lake. The shore line of the lake (nearly 15.5 kms) is lined with Mughal era gardens, parks, houseboats and hotels.