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Cruise on Lake Dal

Shikara cruise

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Cruise on Lake Dal
Inserted: 28.02.2019
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Few who stopped on their travels in Srinagar did not take a pleasant cruise on the great Dal Lake. They sail here in decorated Shikara boats. The cruise is about an hour and you can enjoy not only the beauty of the surroundings, but also life on the lake.

Shikar boat dock

On the shores of Lake Dal there are a number of piers from where you can go on a cruise on the lake. The offer of boats is really wide

Shikar boat dock
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We're leaving

The busiest part of the boat dock is probably next to a small green mosque

We're leaving
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Hikers on the lake

First it floats on an open surface. There will be plenty of other boats around you and you can enjoy the mountain ridge east of the lake. This mountain massif is about 2,700 meters above sea level

Hikers on the lake
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Locals on the lake

In Shikarach, mostly tourists travel, mostly Indian. The locals usually only have ordinary canoes

Locals on the lake
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Houseboats

The lake is famous for hundreds of houseboats where tourists stay. Attention, it is always necessary to bargain a lot, the prices are very inflated and the accommodation is more expensive than in hotels – you pay for the original experience

Houseboats
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Water channels on Lake Dal

Only a small part of the lake has a „free“ surface. There are many canals, islands and overgrown water

Water channels on Lake Dal
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Nature of Lake Dal

The farther you are from the port, the more calm there is on the lake. You can watch birds or water lilies here

Nature of Lake Dal
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View of the massive fortress above Srinagar

The imposing Srinagar Fortress stands on the horizon on the hill

View of the massive fortress above Srinagar
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Beautiful scenery on Lake Dal

The cruise is pleasant, relaxing. There are many nice views

Beautiful scenery on Lake Dal
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Cargo of aquatic plants

The lake is really rich in vegetation

Cargo of aquatic plants
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Living right on the lake

Typical living on stilts directly above the lake

Living right on the lake
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Shop with souvenirs

Finally a surprise, a stop at the house with souvenirs :-)

Shop with souvenirs
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