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How to Reach Spots for Shikara Ride in Srinagar

Experience the enchanting lakes of Kashmir with Shikara rides
Shikara Ride In Srinagar

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How to Reach Spots for Shikara Ride in Srinagar

A Shikara is basically a long wooden boat designed in traditional Kashmiri style with colorful cushions. Taking a ride in Shikara and houseboat, while enjoying the breathtaking view of snow covered mountains, houseboats, floating gardens and exquisite surroundings will take you to a completely new world. Dal Lake is one of the most famous Shikara rides spots in Kashmir.

Tourists can easily reach Dal Lake via road. One can also book a cab from their respective hotels to reach Dal Lake as there are many cabs and taxi available to visit the place. Travelers can also hire a cab to Lal Chowk and then use public transport like bus to reach Dal Lake. If you go via Boulevard road, it takes only 20 minutes to reach Dal Lake from Lal Chowk.


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Is a Shikara ride in Srinagar safe to indulge in?

The Shikara ride in Srinagar is absolutely safe to enjoy, because Dal Lake is not very deep and the also, the shikara is rowed very slowly so that visitors can take in the breathtaking beauty surrounding them easily.

How long does a shikara ride in Srinagar last for?

The average shikara ride lasts for around an hour but if you want to prolong it, you can simply pay the oarsmen for the extra time.

Is the shikara ride rate in Srinagar flexible?

Yes, the rates for a shikara ride is flexible in Srinagar, especially in the off season when tourists are anyway less.