Dal Lake

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Dal Lake
डल झील
Dal LakeVR.jpg
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
Lake type Warm monomictic
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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