Beautiful lakes In the Kashmir valley

The scenic beauty of Kashmir has been described since ages by many poets, writers, travelers, rulers and foreigners. The valley is truly blessed by god with stunning landscapes, huge mountains, beautiful gardens, rich culture and delicious cuisines. This is the reason that the place attracts flocks of tourists during summers.
Beautiful lakes in the valley are another reason which pulls tourist to the place. Being surrounded with Indus tributaries, Kashmir is home to some of the magnificent lakes. These lakes not only contribute in enhancing the beauty of the place, but are also the main source of living for the local inhabitants.
The beauty of the lakes can be enjoyed with boat rides along with adventure water sports which are very famous here. So whether you want to sit and enjoy the vibrant ecosystem of the Kashmir valley and relax or if you want to enjoy the adventure water activities, Kashmir lakes have it all. Here are top 3 lakes of the valley, which you can’t afford to miss and they can be easily found in any Kashmir holiday packages:

Dal Lake

One of the most popular Lake of the valley is the dal lake and is regarded as “the crown of Kashmir”. The lake is surrounded with the Shalimar Bagh and Nishat Bagh which enhance the beauty of the lake multi folded times. The boat ride is a best way to enjoy the beauty of the place and the view of water lilies and lotus floating all over in the lake. These are called as ‘shikaras’ here and is very famous in the month of summers, as this lake freeze in winters. However, you can even opt for other water based activities which includes like canoeing, kayaking and so on. 

Walur Lake

The source of this water body is coming from one of the Indus tributaries -‘Jhelum’ river’. The lake is decorated with the surroundings of the Bandipore and Sopore, which are known for their steep valleys and beautiful hills. The lake is located at a distance of 60km from the state capital. However, not many people knew, but the lake is regarded as one of the most clean and largest fresh water lakes lies in the Asian subcontinent. It is 24 km long and 10 km wide and is the most opted lake by the tourist. ‘Nal sarovar’ bird sanctuary is another tourist spot lies just next to the lake and is home to some of the rarest species of the world.

Nagin Lake

The lake is best known for its location which is boarded by the majestic mountains of ‘Hari Parbat’ on the west and ‘Shankaracharya’ hills on the southern front. This makes the view truly charming and the perfect way is to go for a boat ride popularly known as the ‘shikara ride’. However, you can even hire a boat for a long duration to spend some quality time with your loved ones.


The lakes of the valley are known for their peaceful environment and majestic ambiance. And these were some of the lakes which are perfect to spend your vacation this summer. 


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