In the state of Jammu
Kashmir In India.
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The Nature's Gift to Man
The Kashmir valley is gifted with enticing natural beauty of landscape and
water bodies. The most famous of them is
. This water
bodies are of great ecological and socio-economic importance. These lake
with its numerous eco-system and richness has been captivating the national
and international tourists from all across the world.
is one of the most bewildering water bodies of India and the
second largest in the J&K state. Its three sides are enveloped by
majestic mountains and numerous gardens and orchards, laid along the shores.
Dal Lake is unique in having hundreds of houseboats, which afford an
opportunity to tourists to inhabit by the lake in an troposphere of peace
Areas of the Dal Lake
are grouped with slanting roofed houses on islands, while other parts seems
lush green like well-planned gardens. As the eye travels onward, houseboats,
houses and vegetation conclude unevenly and two huge sheet-like bodies of
water - the Bod Dal & Lokut Dal, come into view.
The campus of University of Kashmir is also located by the shores of the
Other Fascinating Sight Near Dal
Starting from the Dal lake is the smaller Nagin Lake. Here, the waters are
bordered by trees of willow and poplar. The waters of the lakes are
refreshingly cool from mid-May to mid-September. Nagin Lake, which is at
distance from town, have magnificent display of the mountains.
The sight of the floating market is truly awe-inspiring. Salesmen paddle
from one boat to another, selling everything you could want - like fruit,
nuts, fresh flowers, cold drinks, film, baked goods, papier-mache boxes,
woolen shawls, silk carpets, leather goods, money-exchanging services and
lots more. The gentle soothing movement of the boats, as it glides along the
water of these lakes, is awesome.