Dal Lake is an inspiration for many poets, writers, artists and many such others, which is enveloped in sheer natural beauty. It is a picturesque lake and the most significant place to be visited in Srinagar as it reflects the true Himalayan beauty. It is one of the most sought after lakes in the country and as well one of the biggest. Snuggled by captivating mountains on its three sides, the lake allures tourists from across the globe, throughout the year. The gorgeous floating gardens on the lake simply transfer you to the scintillating land of scattered with many hues. During the winters the carpet of snow covers the lake offering a heavenly look to it.
Oozing with the beauty, Dal Lake in the state of Jammu and Kashmir is renowned for its exceptional charm which attracts tourists from all over the globe. Offering panoramic views of the splendid surroundings it is like a feather in the cap of this heavenly state. Amidst in the close vicinity of this enchanting lake are the exotic lush Mughal era gardens swarming with wide arrays of beautiful and colorful flora. The picturesque gardens blow your own horn owing to its amazing terraced lawns, magnificent fountains, many flowerbeds, towering trees, exotic shrubs and the heavenly ambiance will never fail to impress any visitors on their visit to mesmerizing Dal Lake.
Dal Lake is the best bet if absolutely you want to enjoy and experience life on water. Dotted with numerous and variety of houseboats which serves fascinating accommodation options for tourists. You will find some immensely luxurious houseboats and some simple. You can choose them according to your budget and likes. The interior of the well organized houseboats are decorated in traditional style with magnificent handicrafts such as wonderful paintings, captivating carpets, carved furniture and elegant chandeliers which enhance the beauty of the houseboats.
The facade of this picturesque lake in the winter changes considerably as it gets frozen and looks overwhelming. Connected to other lakes of the Kashmir Valley, it is home to array flora and fauna. The glimpse of heron and kingfisher are very common sight and some floras are water lilies, lotus flower and water chestnuts which truly are refreshing and retreat to your naked eyes.
Canoeing, water surfing; Kayaking and licensed angling on the lake are some of the heart gripping adventure you can enjoy here.