The Dal Lake is the most celebrated and important lake amongst all in Srinagar. It is home to carved wooden houseboats, vibrant shikaras and floating gardens. The backdrop to this eight kilometre long lake is the Pir Panjal mountain range, adding to the magnificence of this picture postcard vista. Don’t forget to travel here early morning to see Srinagar’s famous floating market.
The Dal Lake has been synonymous with many Bollywood blockbusters like Aandhi, Lamhaa, Mission Kashmir and Silsila. More recently, the song Jiya Re of Shahrukh Khan starrer Jab Tak Hai Jaan has been shot here. The Dal Lake with exquisitely carved shikaras is any photographers delight. During sunrise and sunset, the place bathed in golden light looks ethereal.