Dal lake is the Jewel of Srinagar. It is phenomenally picturesque. Especially in early summers when snow caped peaks provide a beautiful backdrop to the huge expanse of water. Dal is also the life line of Srinagar. Kashmiris life is entwined with it. Be it the houseboats or Shikaras or the morning floating markets……
The boulevard along the lake must rank as the most picturesque drive in the country. It was around
3 PM when we landed in Srinagar on our way to Ladakh. The flight was delayed by half an hour. We asked our driver Mushtaq to take us to a tea shop to savour Kashmir chai – the salt tea of Kashmir.
We did not want to miss out driving on the boulevard along the lake and asked Mushtaq to take us along. Though this was our second visit to Kashmir, we were awestruck at the enormity of the lake. When we drove to other end of the lake on our way to Sonamarg, we had to stop to clic this picture.
The late afternoon sun had list up the mountains. Its reflections in the water was disturbed by few ducks. Click on the pictures to see them in original size.
|A Panoramic shot of the lake
|Dal Lake in early Summer – Photo Courtesy Satty Dey
For more stories on Kashmir and Srinagar, you may click on the following posts
Spectacular Srinagar 2 – Lullaby on Dal Lake!
Spectacular Srinagar 3 – Magnificent Mughal Gardens!
Road trip Vignettes – Saffron fields of Kashmir
Monday Medley – Kashmiri chai and Buttered buns
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