Location : Srinagar, Kashmir
Attractions: Houseboats, Swimming & Water Skiing
Best Time To Visit: June To August
Known as the 'Jewel In The Ring', Nagin is generally held to be
the most beautiful of the Dal lakes. Its name comes from the
many trees, which encircle
the small, deep blue lake. Nagin is only separated from the
Larer Dal lakes by a narrow causeway and it also has a number of
houseboats moored around its perimeter.
A Nice Getaway
If one wants to really get away from the chaotic city life all
then Nagin is a good place to find a house boat and do it the
surroundings are much more serene and isolated than on Dal Lake.
One can rent rowboats from the camping site here - either to
simply row around the lake or to look around for a houseboat.
Since the water in Nagin is deeper and less polluted it's also
good for swimming and there are fiberglass sailing boats
available for hire and water skiing facilities. Motorboats are
rather low powered for skiing although they make a valiant
attempt. If one wants to try water skiing keep a wary eye out
for swimmers. Likewise, if one is swimming watch out for the
The Nagin club, on the bank of the lake, has a bar and a tea
pavilion. It is a branch of the Srinagar club and temporary
membership is available to visitors.