Shikara is the traditional wooden houseboats that dot the beautiful lakes of Kashmir. Dal Lake and Nagin lake are the best waters where you can enjoy the soothing ride of Shikara. The true beauty of Dal Lake is unexplored if you do not witness it from the perspective of the Kashmiri people. Shikara isn’t just about hitching a boat ride in the calm waters of Kashmir, they have a different lifestyle to offer altogether. Floating amidst the clean blue water of Dal Lake and enjoying the surroundings of snow-draped mountains is one thing, and then you will witness the Kashmiri lifestyle in your Shikara with markets offering various souvenirs and traditions of Kashmiri lifestyle. Dress yourself up in the Kashmiri attire and get clicked, enjoy the romantic boat ride covered in the variety of flowers. You can further visit the floating garden of Dal Lake and Nehru Park in your Shikara.