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About Dal Lake

Located near the beautiful village of “Tota Rani” is the even more beautiful Dal Lake, which a small mid- altitude water body. It is about 1775 feet above sea level. Popular not only for the pristine view it offers, but this place also has a religious value as well. At the banks of the Dal Lake, there is a small Shiva temple. Yearly festivities and daily services at the temple keep this place bustling with movement and positive vibrations. Speaking of the lake, its waters have a greenish, muddy hue. But that does not make it less appealing; it instead adds to the rustic charm it abounds in. You can take a cab or walk up to the place. An uphill walk to the Lake can be quite rejuvenating. Several fishes, big and small can be seen on the surface of the lake. You can do boating in the lake for a closer look. The landscape surrounding the lake is an expanse of greenery. People have a fun time sitting by the Lake banks or in the surrounding park and picnicking amid breathtaking views Dharamshala offers. Huge tea stalls and roadside eateries are opened opposite the lake. Roadside snacking isn’t always a bad idea after all.

Highlights

  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Facilities Food Stalls, Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 1 hour
  • Best Visited With Group, Family, Couple, Solo
  • Not Allowed Pets
  • Allowed Footwear, Camera, Video

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