Nigeen Lake, or as some spell it, Nagin Lake, is a haven for nature lovers in the heart of Srinagar.
Surrounded by stunning willow and poplar trees, this picturesque lake is the perfect spot for a peaceful holiday. And for those seeking a truly unique experience, why not stay in one of the houseboats? It’s an adventure you’ll cherish for a lifetime!
But that’s not all! You can also take a serene and unforgettable Shikara ride on the lake, enjoying the sheer beauty of nature all around you. And if you’re an early bird, you can catch the most amazing views of sunrise and sunset. It’s a sight you won’t soon forget!
Nigeen Lake is located on the west side of Dal Lake and is sometimes considered a part of it due to their narrow connection. But make no mistake, this lake is a jewel all its own. It’s the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and a major highlight of any trip to Srinagar.
And when it comes to water activities, this lake has it all. Swimming, sailing, and even water skiing – the possibilities are endless! Plus, the Nigeen Club on the bank has a tea pavilion and bar for visitors to enjoy.
But wait, there’s more! Did you know that the name “Nigeen” comes from the local word for “the jewel in the ring?” And with all the willow and poplar trees surrounding the deep blue water, it’s easy to see why. It’s truly a sight to cheer!
However, like many other water bodies in the Kashmir Valley, Nigeen Lake suffers from encroachments that are deteriorating its water quality and increasing the risk of floods. But fear not, for the government of Jammu and Kashmir is taking steps to restore this gem to its original glory.
So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags, grab your sense of adventure, and head to Nigeen Lake for a trip you’ll never forget!