Monday, February 25, 2013

Dal Lake

The first touch point on a visit to Kashmir Valley- The Dal Lake. Immortalised by the Melodious song from Shammi Kapoor and Sharmila Tagore. Spread over a vast area and surrounded by many of the gardens crafted by the Mughals and the Himalayan range in the background all add to the aura of the lake.
Lined by house boats so much frequented by tourist. To discover the true beauty of Dal- One must not only stay at the house boat, but also take the Shikara ride twice, once in the morning and one after  sunset. 





The ride in the evening is marvelous  Floating idyllically on the lake with the boatman gently paddling  the waters. Watching the floating markets (shopping for visitors and  catering to the needs of the locals) laying back in  delight. Truly Wonderful!

12 comments:

Indrani said...

Terrific shots!

Shiju Sugunan said...

Great captures! Hope to see more pictures from this trip.

Ramakant Pradhan said...

Beautiful pictures! The Dal Lake does stir my early memories of Bollywood movies.

Vineeta Yashswi said...

Awesome captures...

Rajesh said...

Fantastic images.
Good to know you have made it to Kashmir.

P.N. Subramanian said...

Fantastic captures. Brushed up my hard disk (mind)

reshma M said...
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P.N. Subramanian said...

Beautiful. We could not get a house boat in Dal Lake and therefore settled for Nagin Lake. Nagin was not crowded at all.

Ravi said...

Sir, Really mind blowing pictures, it gives us a peace of mind. really good sir,

Ravi
Librarian
Sapthagiri College of Engineering

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