10 Facts About Dal Lake


Dal Lake is mentioned as Mahasarit in ancient Sanskrit texts.

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Dal Lake is located within a catchment area covering 316 square kilometres in the Zabarwan mountain valley, in the foothills of the Shankaracharya Hill, which surrounds it on three sides.

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Ecosystem of Dal Lake is ecologically rich in macrophytes, submerged macrophytes, floating macrophytes and phytoplankton.

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Fishing industry on Dal is the second largest industry in the region and is central to many of the people's livelihoods who reside on the lake's periphery.

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Dal Lake is warm monomictic and the pH value recorded has varied from a minimum of 7.

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The restoration and rehabilitation measures envisaged under the "Conservation and Management of Dal Lake" are under various stages of implementation with the funds allocated by the Government of India for the purpose.

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Dal Lake is popular as a visitor attraction and a summer resort.

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Dal Lake has numerous sites and places of interest, many of which are important to the cultural heritage of Srinagar.

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Hazratbal Shrine, named Hazratbal, Assar-e-Sharief, or simply Dargah Sharif, is a Muslim shrine situated on the left bank of the Dal Lake and is considered to be Kashmir's holiest Muslim shrine.

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Houseboats and the Dal Lake are widely associated with Srinagar and are nicknamed "floating palaces", built according to British customs.

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