Dal Lake

Dal is a lake in Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, India. It is an urban lake, which is the second largest in the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir. It is integral to tourism and recreation in Kashmir and is named the "Lake of Flowers", "Jewel in the crown of Kashmir" or "Srinagar's Jewel". The lake is also an important source for commercial operations in fishing and water plant harvesting. The shore line of the lake, about 15.5 kilometres, is encompassed by a boulevard lined with Mughal era gardens, parks, houseboats and hotels. Scenic views of the lake can be witnessed from the shore line Mughal gardens, such as Shalimar Bagh and Nishat Bagh built during the reign of Mughal Emperor Jahangir and from houseboats cruising along the lake in the colourful shikaras. During the winter season, the temperature sometimes reaches −11 °C, freezing the lake.


PIAA SOCCER ROUNDUP: Dallas wins in shootout

The Dallas Mountaineers were in an instant classic Tuesday night at Lake-Lehman, where they played to a scoreless tie after 80 minutes of regulation and...

discovered 4 months ago on The Citizens' Voice
Who are early favorites to make the 2020 MLS Cup Final? | Matchday Central

We're about a year out from the 2020 MLS Cup Final, but that hasn't stopped the Matchday Central...

discovered 4 months ago on Major League Soccer
Researchers didn't think humans attacked woolly mammoths – until they uncovered a trap in Mexico

The discovery "represents a watershed, a touchstone on what we imagined until now was the...

discovered 4 months ago on Press & Sun-Bulletin
AP Photos: Kashmiri women struggle amid India lockdown

In this Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, photo, a Kashmiri kayaker Mehak Peer, 26, sits for a photograph...

discovered 4 months ago on DJournalnow
J&K govt sets up panel to declare Dal Lake as eco-sensitive zone | India News - Times of India

JAMMU: The Jammu and Kashmir government has set up a ten-member committee to declare Srinagar's...

discovered 4 months ago on The Times of India
Dal Lake and its surrounding areas to be declared eco-sensitive zone soon

A 10-member committee has been set up by the Jammu and Kashmir Government to declare Srinagar’s...

discovered 4 months ago on The Times of India