Near Srinagar lies the 6.4km long and 4km wide Dal lake. The lake is divided by causeways into four basins, called Gagribal, Lokut Dal, Bod Dal and Nagin. It is famous for the approx. 500 Victorian-era wooden houseboats, originally built as vacation homes during the colonial period, and nowadays rented out to tourists visiting the region. The local inhabitants, the Mihrbahri, grow vegetables and flowers in floating beds along the lake shore.

01 Indian tourist with henna paintings 02 Houseboat along shore 03 Female Malaysian Chinese tourist entering houseboat 04 Houseboat interior 05 Houseboat interior
06 Shikara boat and boatman 07 Curtain in houseboat 08 Meal bowls with rice and soup 09 Lake shore 10 Lake shore
11 Blossoming cherry tree 12 Kashmiri boy 13 Houseboats along shore 14 Lake shore with reflections 15 Shikara boats along shore
16 Boatman and lake panorama 17 Lake shore with reflections 18 Lake shore with reflections 19 Kashmiri men in boat Nagin basin
20 Old Kashmiri men in boat Nagin basin 21 Old Kashmiri men in boat Nagin basin 22 Fisherman and boat 23 Fisherman throwing net
24 Lake shore with reflections 25 Lake shore with reflections 26 Lake shore with reflections 27 Lake shore with reflections 28 Lake shore with reflections
29 Boat with boys in Nagin basin 30 Boat in Nagin basin 31 Boats and boatmen in Nagin basin 32 Shikara boats along shore
33 Houseboat along shore
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