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Boat Bazaar- Dal Lake- Srinagar

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The Dal Lake known as the Jewel of the Kashmir Valley or the Jewel of Srinagar is an urban lake that is symbolic of Kashmir, of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. On this beautiful, natural water world ply the unique Kashmiri boats.

Traditionally, for centuries, Kashmiri Hanji people have built, owned and maintained boats known as shikaras. They live on the lake, cultivate floating gardens and market products. Today, these boats and the unique lifestyle of the boat people are integral to the celebrated charm of the lake.

Tags: Dal Lake, Urban, Kashmir boats, Kashmir Valley, Jammu & kashmir, Boat bazaar, India, Indian tourism

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