Shikara – Small boat or popularly known as Shikara ride is one of the most enjoying experience for tourists visiting Srinagar. You can get Shikara from various locations around Dal Lake.
Dal Lake is famous for its beauty, for its vibrance, because it sustains within its periphery, a life that is unique anywhere in the world. The houseboat and shikara communities have lived for centuries on the Dal Lake, and so complete is their infrastructure on the lake, that they never have to step on land !
Doctors, tailors, and bakers – all in tiny wooden shops on the lake, near picturesque vegetable gardens and acres of lotus gardens.
You can enjoy beautiful rides on shikaras visiting Nehru park, Kabutur Khana, Charchinari, Floating Islands and typical vegetable farmer villages on the Dal lake.