Dal Lake is the biggest attraction in Srinagar, the summer capital of the northernmost Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is considered as the second highest lake in the state covering an area of 18 square kilometers. It is also known as the "Jewel in the crown of Kashmir” which flocks tourism from all over the world. This lake is also served as the main source of business, one is fishing and other is water plant harvesting.
The shore line of the lake measures about 15.5 kilometres which is covered by Mughal era gardens, parks, houseboats and hotels. Other picturesque sight of the lake can be observered from the shore line are Mughal gardens. Cruising on the houseboats along the lake in the colourful shikaras is simply awesome which gives you a unique experience of Srinagar.
This lake has been divided into four areas by four causeways. It is also considered as the main center of water supply to several water sports activities such as water surfing, swimming, Shikara riding, kayaking and house boating, angling and canoeing. It calls a large number of adventure freaks to enjoy natural wonder and cool atmosphere.