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Chenars overhanging the Dal Canal, Srinagar

Chenars overhanging the Dal Canal, Srinagar

Photographer: Bourne, Samuel

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1864

Shelfmark: Photo 883/(44)

Item number: 88344

Genre: Photograph

A view of Dal Canal with two people, one fishing with a spear in the foreground from the 'Album of Indian Views' taken by Samuel Bourne in 1864. Srinagar stands on the Dal lake and River Jhelum, which divides the town in two. The Dal lake is the flood-lung of the River Jhelum. It is 8 Kms long and 6.4 Kms. wide. The famous Mughal gardens are situated around it. The lake is a spot of great attraction for visitors, who enjoy staying in house-boats on the lake. The lake is also ideal for swimming, fishing and sailing in Shikaras and motorboats. Floating gardens are found in this lake where a large variety of vegetables are grown.

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