Known for its natural beauty, Kashmir is blessed with many lakes. The most well-known is Dal Lake in Srinagar - it is at the heart of the city, bordered by bustling craft markets. When not being used for water sports, Nagin Lake is calm and peaceful; the anchored houseboats waiting for you invitingly. Anchar Lake is a bird watcher’s paradise, offering routes through scenic countryside where many species can be identified.
Also ideal for wildlife lovers is Mansabal Lake, popular with aquatic birds and peppered with lotus flowers in the summer. The fresh water Wular Lake has an intriguing bubbling spring in the middle, whilst Kokarnag is known for its healing springs and botanical garden blossoming with roses.