Photographer's Note

This photograph is dedicated to the innocent Victims of Militancy in kashmir. We all hope that Humans realise that they can never keep mother earth in their closet, and the best way to enjoy,stay and pay respect to mother land and nature is by staying together and maintaining the brotherhood which the best gift of god.

The famous Dal lake in Srinagar wrapped in the excuisite colours of the sunset..

The Dal Lake is a famous lake in Srinagar, Kashmir, India. The lake itself is connected to a number of other lakes of the valley. It is well known for its shikaras or house boats. The lake spans 18 square Km, and is divided by causeways into four basins, called Gagribal, Lokut Dal, Bod Dal and Nagin. Lokut-dal and Bod-dal have an island each in the centre, known as Rup Lank (or Char Chinari) and Sona Lank respectively. Along most of the shore of the Lake is a boulevard, lined with Mughal-era gardens, parks, and hotels. During the winter season the lake sometimes freezes over.

Apart from the houseboats, the Lake and Waterways Dal Authority allows kayaking, canoeing, water surfing and licensed angling on the lake.

Dal Lake houseboatsWith the onset of militancy in the state, tourism dwindled in the 1990s; however after concerted efforts by the authorities, tourist inflow has slightly improved. Wi-Fi access was implemented across the lake in November 2003, making it the first lake in the world to provide wireless connectivity.Sewage, Water hyacinths and silt are the major problems affecting the lake.(wikipedia)

May Peace prevail in Kashmir

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