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Nagin Lake Kashmir

If one wants to really get away from the chaotic city life all then Nagin is a good place to find a house boat and do it the surroundings are much more serene and isolated than on Dal Lake. One can rent rowboats from the camping site here - either to simply row around the lake or to look around for a houseboat. 
Since the water in Nagin is deeper and less polluted it's also good for swimming and there are fiberglass sailing boats available for hire and water skiing facilities. Motorboats are rather low powered for skiing although they make a valiant attempt. If one wants to try water skiing keep a wary eye out for swimmers. Likewise, if one is swimming watch out for the boat drivers. 

The actual scenery and beauty of the place is very appealing because of the willow and poplar trees alongside the lake. Moreover, the popular houseboats and shikaras are another fascinating feature of the lake. While on a trip to kashmir, one can hire a houseboat in the Nagin Lake for accommodation and can stay on water for several days and weeks. These boats are equipped with all the modern facilities including bedrooms, washrooms, launge, dining area, electricity etc.

Shikaras can be seen ferrying people to and from the lake. Boating cruises on a shikara amidst the steep mountains is an unforgettable experience. The water stays cool from May to September, so one can hire bathing boats as well as water-skis and motor launches at the Nagin lake. While on a shikara ride or staying on a houseboat, you can see the local people selling flowers, Tibeten jewellery, carpets, handicrafts and many more items on their boats in the lake. This lake witnesses  heavy crowds of tourists in the months of June To August. Since this small and deep blue lake is less polluted, it is safe for swimming. This gentle lake gives a romantic feel while travelling on water.