"‘The city on the lake’"

The city of Srinagar is located in the Kashmir valley and is the gateway to some of the most scenic spots in India.  Throughout history the valley attracted the Mughal, and later British, rulers hoping to avoid the hot summer heat of the India’s Northern Plains, and today it is a popular destination with tourists. Situated on Lake Dal the city is famous for its houseboats and shikaras, or water taxis, which ferry people across the lake.

Panoramic view of Srinagar City and the surrounding Lake Dal
Public DomainPanoramic view of Srinagar City and the surrounding Lake Dal