Reflecting on the Clear Blue Waters of Dal Lake, Kashmir, India
The sun casts a beautiful orange shadow as you take a shikara boat ride in the evening, the mountains towering protectively over you, while you sip hot Kashmiri kahwa, a local beverage, available in the middle of the Dal Lake. Stay on a houseboat—ranging from budget to luxury—with the choicest of Indian food available at your request. Most are stationary, but if you are more adventurous, you can try your hand at riding the shikara boat. Witness the early morning grocery trading, water ski, purchase trinkets or fruits from the local sellers on boats, or feast on corn on the cob or bhajias—all while floating on the crystal clear lake.