Trip Planner: Asia / India / Himachal Pradesh / Kangra District / Dharamsala / McLeod Ganj / Dal Lake
Head out onto the waters of Dal Lake to gain a fresh look at the surrounding mountain scenery. Measuring about 15.5 km (9.6 mi) in circumference, the shimmering, mirror-like lake has a wealth of attractions surrounding it, with much of its shoreline neatly maintained in the form of Mughal gardens, parks, and hotels. Rent a colorful houseboat along the western edge to journey between the lake's many small islands and floating gardens. Plan your Dal Lake visit and explore what else you can see and do in Dharamsala using our Dharamsala trip builder site .
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Located in middle of cedar forest this lake could have been a place worth visit but that's not the case. This is a poorly maintained piece of muddy stinking stale water which you will definitely want ... more »
It's just a large pond. You can feed fish, no boating or no other happening. Visiting here is just waste of time, so you can avoid it. more »
Space around it is very clean and good. The bed of long trees behind the lake makes it look so beautiful. Just make sure you visit the time when there is enough water in the lake. And try not to litter. Unfortunately the lake was shallow when we visited in December.
Average lake although sacred. People say it's more beautiful in winters. Littering is not allowed which preserves its beauty. Easily accessible. Ample of parking place. Police control is present during visiting hours thus no chaos.
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