Dal Lake

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Dal Lake and the shikaras
Dal Lake and the shikaras
Location Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
Coordinates 34°07′N 74°52′E / 34.117°N 74.867°E / 34.117; 74.867Coordinates: 34°07′N 74°52′E / 34.117°N 74.867°E / 34.117; 74.867
Primary  inflows Inflow Channel Telbal from Jhelum River -291.9 million cubic metres
Primary  outflows Regulated, two channels (Dal Gate and Nalla Amir) - 275.6 million cubic metres
Catchment  area 316 square kilometres (122 sq mi)
Basin  countries India
Max. length 7.44 km (4.62 mi)
Max. width 3.5 km (2.2 mi)
Surface area 18–22 square kilometres (6.9–8.5 sq mi)
Average depth 1.42 metres (4.7 ft)
Max. depth 6 m (20 ft)
Water volume 983 million cubic metres (34.7×10^9 cu ft)
Residence time 22.16 days
Shore  length1 15.5 km (9.6 mi)
Surface  elevation 1,583 m (5,194 ft)
Frozen During severe winter
Islands Two (Sona Lank and Rupa Lank (or Char Chinari)
Settlements Hazratbal, Srinagar
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Dal Lake is a lake in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India. The lake is connected to other lakes of the Kashmir Valley. It is well known for its approximately 500 Victorian era wooden houseboats, originally built as vacation homes for landless British administrators during the Raj.

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