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Dal lake and Nadi, Dharamshala Overview

Dal Lake is a medium altitude lake located in the Kangra district, Dharamshala and is considered one of the most popular tourist attractions to visit. The tourist attraction is visited by nature lovers throughout the day and is a must visit place for adventure seekers. Dal Lake in Dharamshala offers trekking expedition along with the peaceful afternoon to spend while watching different kinds of fish in the lake with an exquisite background and weather.

The beautiful lake has got its name from Kashmir's Dal Lake and is surrounded by lush green Deodar forest at a height of 1,775 meters. There is also Shiv Mandir located around the banks of the lake which makes it a sacred spot.

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Things to Do at Dal Lake in Dharamshala

  • While visiting the Dal Lake, there are various things you can do such as enjoying a picnic, trekking, taking pictures of the beautiful hills with panoramic view and lake surrounded by green forest and blue sky.
  • During the winters, the place is filled with snow which can be seen on top of the trees, giving a mesmerizing view of nature.
  • Spending a quiet afternoon beside the lake and watching the fishes is certainly one of the most peaceful activities to do here.
  • People can also visit the small yet beautiful Shiv Mandir where a fair is also celebrated.
  • The most entertaining activity you can do at Dal lake is boating which will offer you a breathtaking view of hills during the sunset.
  • You can also go fishing at the lake by taking permission from the authority. 

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Dal Lake in Dharamshala is between May to October as, during this time, the weather conditions are quite favourable and pleasant. During the winters, the place is filled with snow and it becomes quite difficult to spend peaceful time here. The boating is also closed during the winters.

Naddi Village

After visiting Dal Lake, tourists can go to Naddi village which is located further 1km from the attraction. The place is well known for its natural beauty and scenic setting and is an ideal place for people seeking both adventurous and peaceful experience. Naddi village offers an amazing view of the valley with chilling sunset and relaxing experience at Eco point.

There is a 3 km long trekking expedition which will keep the tourists; adrenaline high and the villagers also experience a festival in the summers where you can taste different culinary and interact with the local people. Various shrines are also available in the village worshipping Lord Keyling and other gods. It is considered as a great destination for weekend getaways.


1. Do not forget to take fish food and enjoy a relaxing afternoon with your loved one while feeding the fishes.
2. Do not try to swim in the lake as there are many snakes in the lake.

How To Reach Dal Lake Dharamshala

Dal Lake Dharamshala can be easily reached by a local taxi as it is around 7km away from the main market. 

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