shikara ride in dal lake srinagar

Shikara Ride In Dal Lake, Srinagar

If you’re traveling to Srinagar, aka ‘Paradise on Earth,’ you’ll definitely want to visit the famous Dal Lake. This lake is the second largest lake in the Kashmir valley and is referred to as the ‘Jewel in the crown of Kashmir’. It sits against the backdrop of the gorgeous Himalayas. Srinagar is also famous for its house boats.

The ‘shikhara’ or wooden boat rides are especially well-known and popular among tourists. They are available around the edges of the lakes. These boats are the best way to admire the beauty of the lake and its surroundings. The villages along the lake grown all kinds of colorful vegetables and you can see them while traveling on the shikhara.

There are one and two hour rides. The boatman will offer you various services such as being photographed in the traditional Kashmiri attire with authentic accessories.

The early morning floating market on Dal Lake in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir.


Cost Category
Value for Money

Activity For
Group, Solo, Couple, Family

Entry Fee
INR 800