Dal Lake

Coordinates: 34°07′N 74°52′E / 34.117°N 74.867°E / 34.117; 74.867
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Dal Lake
डल झील
Dal Lake and the shikaras
LocationSrinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
Coordinates34°07′N 74°52′E / 34.117°N 74.867°E / 34.117; 74.867
Lake typeWarm monomictic
Primary inflowsInflow Channel Telbal from Jhelum River -291.9 million cubic metres
Primary outflowsRegulated, two channels (Dal Gate and Nalla Amir) - 275.6 million cubic metres
Catchment area316 square kilometres (122 sq mi)
Basin countriesIndia
Max. length7.44 km (4.62 mi)
Max. width3.5 km (2.2 mi)
Surface area18–22 square kilometres (6.9–8.5 sq mi)
Average depth1.42 metres (4.7 ft)
Max. depth6 m (20 ft)
Water volume983 million cubic metres (34.7×10^9 cu ft)
Residence time22.16 days
Shore length115.5 km (9.6 mi)
Surface elevation1,583 m (5,194 ft)
FrozenDuring severe winter
IslandsTwo (Sona Lank and Rupa Lank (or Char Chinari)
SettlementsHazratbal, 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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