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morning view, boats, Dal Lake, Kashmir, India

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Morning View of Dal Lake

Kashmir, India

Reflecting the exalted peaks of the Pir Panjal mountains and the grand houseboats that float along it, Dal Lake reveals the happenings of remarkable Kashmir. Vessels loaded with colorful bounties embark for their market destination, while the curved-roof houseboats beckon would-be travelers to consider settling down. You don’t even have to set foot on land to explore; markets float, and flowers and vegetables are sold upon this remarkably calm body of water. 

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