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  Dal Lake at Srinagar, Kashmir, India
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  • Dal Lake at Srinagar, Kashmir, India - Srinagar
      Dal Lake at Srinagar, Kashmir, India
    by victorwkf
  • Dal Lake - Srinagar
  • Dal Lake - Srinagar
  • Dal Lake - Srinagar
  • Dal Lake - Srinagar
 

There are two lakes in Srinagar, namely Dal Lake and Nagin Lake which are connected to each other (the water in these lakes are from the surrounding Himalayan Mountains). The Dal Lake is perhaps one of the most famous lakes in India, with its calm waters, traditional houseboats, people moving around in traditional boats against the beakdrop of beautiful mountains. I would say that Dal Lake and Nagin Lake seems to resemble Venice surrounded by the Himalayan Mountains!

The lakes are very calm and the water is very clean, in fact you can see quite deep into the water. There are lots of freshwater plants underneath the water as well as small fishes. During winter, the water in the lakes may freeze but this has happened only a few times in the last fifty years or so.

The biggest problem facing the lakes are they are slowly decreasing in size due to less water from the Himalayan Mountains and problems with the drainage system. Hope that these lakes can be saved because they are indeed very beautiful.

More photographs of the lake are at the travelogue section of this VT page.

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  • Updated May 18, 2008
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