Sunset at Dal Lake and Colors in The Sky

by Vargis.Khan

Below are a few pictures that I clicked of sunset at Dal Lake during my recent trip to Kashmir. These pictures were all taken on different days. But one thing that remained the same was the sunset view at the lake was always beautiful.

I was really very keen on getting some good sunrise and sunset shots in Srinagar. I spent some time researching it before I flew into the city. But thanks to the late sleepy morning, I could not manage to capture sunrise on a single day. I did get some good sunset pictures though, posted below.

There are several places in Srinagar where you can go to click sunsets. Dal Lake of course is the center of it all and the other spots like Nishat Bagh and Pari Mahal are around it.

If you are however sitting on the banks of Dal then finding a good spot will be tough. The lake is huge and there are trees and structures in it that block the sunset view. You will see the sun going down and then it will just vanish somewhere behind the trees.

Pari Mahal is another good spot for sunset photography but the issue remains the same. Sun starts to go down and then vanishes behind a hill. The best view in my opinion is from somewhere near Ghat no. 23.

I did learn about a particular Sunset point near Dal on my last day in Srinagar while I was sitting at Pari Mahal. So I did not get to go there during this trip but it is definitely on my to-do list for the next time I am in Srinagar.

Sunset at Dal Lake

To begin with, here is a video that you can take a look at showing a beautiful sunset from the banks of Dal Lake.

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I hope you like the above pictures of the sunset at Dal Lake. If you have any questions, you can contact me on Instagram and I will be happy to answer. You can also consider subscribing to my YouTube channel and asking a question there.

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Madhav Unnikrishnan October 28, 2023 - 11:14 am

Can you give ghat number reference for that location from where we can see sunset at Dal lake?

Vargis.Khan October 28, 2023 - 11:21 am

You can see that from everywhere, all points. Best view would be from either Nishat Bagh or near Centaur Hotel

narinder June 29, 2019 - 11:00 am

Nice shots. Hi, Vargis, My name is Narinder. Vargis I’m planning to visit srinagar in upcoming sept. I also want to shoot some sunset/sunrise and researching on internet for guidance. Please let me know where to stay and where are good points for shooting sunsets and sunrises. If you can point out location of above images on google map it will be a great help. Also if you want give me any other advice it will be great. Looking forward for your reply.

Vargis.Khan June 29, 2019 - 5:51 pm

Hi Narinder – Pari Mahal and Dal Lake are the best spots to capture sunset. Just ask anyone and they will direct you. For Sunrise, just take a ride around the lake. You will really have to find a spot in the morning riding around the lake.


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