Sunset at Dal Lake & 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 actually taken on different days; but one thing that remained the same was that it was always beautiful. I was really very keen on getting some good sunrise and sunset shots in Srinagar; so much that I spent some time researching on it before I flew into the city. Thanks for the late sleepy morning, I could not manage to capture sunrise on a single day; but did get some good sunset pictures. I will post a few 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 than finding a good spot will be tough. The lake is huge and there are trees and structures in it that blocks 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. Same problem exists from Nishat Bagh as well. I did learn about a particular Sunset point there near Dal but it was 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

sunset at dal lake

I hope you like the pictures. If you have been to Srinagar and know of a good spot to get some amazing sunset images, then please be kind enough to let me know. If you have any other questions about visiting Srinagar or the pictures posted above, please feel free to ask in the comments section below; or at our Community Forum; and I will be glad to answer.

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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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