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It is the most beautiful and famous lake of Srinagar, which is 6km long and is situated at a distance of 2 Km from the main city. Inside the lake there are many Islands and floating gardens. House boat, Shikara are the main tourist attraction. The lake's water remains cold in the summer and hot in the winter. This lake is surrounded by high mountain peaks, Chinar, Deodar and Pine trees.

HISTORY OF HOUSE BOATS & SHIKARA.

In the past Britishers had no right to live on land in Kashmir. These house boats were invented for them, later they improvised these water dwellings on the lakes of Kashmir in 1888.

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  • Copyright: NAREN MUKHERJEE (nsmukherjee) (21)
  • Genre: Luoghi
  • Medium: Colore
  • Date Taken: 2006-05-15
  • Categories: Natura
  • Esposizione: f/2.9
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  • Versione Foto: Versione Originale, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2007-04-29 6:13
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