The beautiful Dal lake of Jammu and Kashmir is an added attraction of the beautiful city of Srinagar. Dal lake may truly be said to be the crowning glory of Jammu and Kashmir. A prominent itinerary in the Jammu and Kashmir tourism, Dal lake presents one with a wonderful opportunity to explore nature. The white snow capped mountains coupled with the pleasant weather makes Dal lake one of the most sought after tourist destination of the beautiful city of Srinagar. The picturesque landscape of Dal lake captures the imagination of the poet and casts a magical spell on the visitors.
The beautifully decorated house boats, popularly known as the Shikaras take the tourists on a long trip on the enchanting Dal lake. Surrounded by attractive gardens. Dal lake of Srinagar is a delight for the tourists especially for newly wedded couples who are on their honeymoon. One can choose from a wide range of house boats ranging from Delux to Luxury, from Economy to D category. Dal lake of Srinagar boasts to be one of the largest lakes of Srinagar that adds to the old glory and grandeur of the city.
The ecosystem of Dal Lake is ecologically rich in macrophytes, submerged macrophytes, floating macrophytes and phytoplankton. Floating gardens, labeled the ‘Rad’ in tie Kashmiri language are a special feature of the lake. They basically constitute of matted vegetation and earth, but are floating.
Endowed with natural scenic beauty, Kashmir attracts several tourists who are enthralled and enchanted with the bewitching beauty of the place. The captivating beauty of Dal lake imparts a heavenly feeling and an aesthetic appeal to the entire region.