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Things to Do : Go on a shikara ride, enjoy a sunrise or sunset, go swimming, go water skiing and sailing

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Nagin Lake

"Jewel in the Ring"

Nigeen Lake, Srinagar Overview

Located in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, Nigeen Lake is renowned for its pristine waters and stunning ambience. It is located next to Dal Lake but is much smaller in size. The lake gets its name from the word nageena which means “the jewel in the ring”. It is one of the best places in the city to catch the sunrise and sunset thanks to the beautiful landscape and willow and poplar trees surrounding it.

It is home to a number of houseboats that accommodate guests, with shikaras ferrying them in and around the area. It is a tourist hotspot for those looking to enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding mountains in peace. The Nigeen club lies on the eastern shore of the lake, providing facilities such as saunas, gyms and a coffee shop. Tourists looking for a bit more adventure can also try swimming in the lake for a once in a lifetime experience.

Nigeen Lake Highlights

1. Hazratbal Shrine, Srinagar

Hazratbal Shrine, Srinagar
The Hazratbal Shrine in Srinagar is the holiest Muslim shrine and mosque in Kashmir, located on the banks of the Dal Lake. The silvery-white mosque houses a relic known as Moi-e-Muqqadas which is beli (Read More)eved to be a sacred hair of Prophet Muhammad's beard. The hair is brought before the general public only on specific occasions.

Timings : 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Time Required : 1-2 hrs

2. Dal Lake, Srinagar

Dal Lake, Srinagar
The Jewel of Srinagar, the Dal Lake is synonymous to a visit to Srinagar and is almost a visual definition of the town. Spread over 15 kms, it is the second-largest lake in Jammu & Kashmir. The mi (Read More)rror-like Dal Lake reflects the snow-dusted peaks of the Pir Panjal mountains while the colourful shikaras (gondolas) float around. The houseboats and shikaras are its main attractions.

Time Required : 2-3 hours

Shoreline : 15.5 km

3. Stay in a Houseboat, Srinagar

Stay in a Houseboat, Srinagar
Staying in a houseboat amidst pristine waters of the Dal Lake, is one of the most essential things to do in Srinagar. Made in wood and adorned in a typical Kashmir style decor, the houseboats are a pe (Read More)rfect way to experience the quintessential local life in the luxurious way. You will also be mesmerised by the surrounding atmosphere and the interior decor. Plus, it is a very calming and soothing activity to experience and you will leave fully rejuvenated.

Time Required : 1 day/night

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