The fascinating Dal Lake (length of 8 Km long and a width of 4 Km) spreads over a total of 26 Sq. Km is divided into two smaller ones the Lokut (small) and Bod (big) Dal. The Dal Lake gets some of its water from spring but is also supplemented by water from the mountain lake, Mar Sar. Its shores are very fertile and surrounded by willows.
The Dal Lake is unique for its beauty that lies in its pulsating surroundings. This lake in Srinagar is not only a mere lake but the life line of the city. It sustains a life on waters not found anywhere in the country also very rare in this planet. A night stay on Houseboat here is a wonderful experience. Floating in Shikara is always a memorable event. Markets on the lake is tourists favourite choice.
Dal lake offers splendid variety of moods,colour and environment with every change in the weather that amazes the tourists all over the world. Dal is a photographers paradise.