Dal Lake is a scenic lake located in the city of Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, India.
The lake is also known as "Jewel in the crown of Kashmir" and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the region
The lake is approximately 18 square kilometers in size and is divided into four main basins: Gagribal, Lokut Dal, Bod Dal, and Nagin
The lake is surrounded by lush green gardens, snow-capped mountains, and beautiful houseboats that float on its serene waters
Houseboats are a unique attraction of Dal Lake and provide a luxurious and comfortable stay option for visitors
Visitors can explore the lake by taking a shikara ride, a traditional Kashmiri boat that is commonly used for transportation on the lake
The lake is also home to several islands, including the famous "Char Chinar," an island with four Chinar trees that are believed to be over 400 years old
The lake is also known for its floating vegetable market, where farmers sell their produce on shikaras.