|Located at the centre of Srinagar, Dal lake is Srinagar's prime attraction. Actually consists of 4 lakes connected by a intricate network of canals. The 4 lakes are namely Gargabal, Bod Dal, Lokut Dal & Nagin. Dal Lake also houses 3 island 2 of which are marked with four chinar trees at the four corners, thus are known as Char Chinar. the third island located near Dal gate is known as Nehuru Park. |
Sikhara (Doctorate boat with a shade, used by J&K Tourism as it's logo) are available from Dal Gate and the ride takes one past the Bathing Boats, Kabutar Khana, Char Chinar, Floating Gardens & Markets, Nehru Park and finally ending at Dal Gate. A circular tour of about two hours costing about Rs800.
The photo shows two sikharas in the background with a ordinary local boat in the foreground.