• UID Admissions 2024-25 NRI/NRI Spons./ Management Category Application Window is open now! Click Here to apply- Call 9266663225 to know more.
  • UID Admissions 2024-25 General Category Application Window is open only for BFA/BFA (Hons.) and BSc./BSc.(Hons.) Filmmaking Click Here to apply- Call 9266663225 to know more.
  • KUAT (Karnavati University Admission Test) Admissions 2024-25 Application Window Open Click Here to Apply- To know more call 9667048555. KUAT Examination Date-6th April,2024 (Saturday)
  • B.Tech 2024 Admissions Open. Click Here to Apply- Call +91 7574811135
  • KU Admissions FEE Payment Click Here
  • Karnavati University invites applications for teaching positions Click here for details

KUAT 2022-23 Admissions Open Now! Click here to apply +91 9667048555

Announcement Admission
blank
blank

A Day on the Dal Lake

August 5, 2020

“Agar Firdaus bar roo-e zameen ast,
Hameen ast-o hameen ast-o, hameen ast.”

I have heard
this couplet, by Amir Khusrau, many times but the full meaning of it dawned
upon me when I found myself on the banks of the heavenly Dal Lake in Srinagar.
It is a wonder and one has to experience it through all of one’s senses. Nothing
I had read or heard about this place did justice to this paradise.

I was lucky to
have got the chance to live in Srinagar, just a 5-minute walk from the Dal. My
evenings and early mornings would be spent walking on the Boulevard along the
Dal, having roasted corn on Foreshore Road by the Dal or laying idyllically on
a Shikara floating on the Dal. My weekends would be spent exploring
Srinagar and no matter where I went, Pari Mahal or Shankaracharya or Nishat
Bagh, the Dal was always there- enchanting and magnetic. It grew on me and
became one of my most favorite places in the world.

Through this photo journey, I wish to take you
on a tour of this paradise, from the commercial to the untouched, natural
beauty.

blank
The Shikaras lined up on the bank, waiting for tourists. 20 something ghats, each with their own Shikara boatmen. The entire economy thrives on tourism. Picture Courtesy- Anahita Suri

blank
The houseboats, with their beautifully carved walnut wood interiors, plush hand embroidered furnishings and Kashmiri hospitality are any tourist’s delight. Always remember to opt for the local Kashmiri roti and Nun chai for breakfast. Picture Courtesy- Anahita Suri

blank
Rowing into the floating market of Kabutar Khana. Avoid peak rush hour if you do not wish to be stuck in Shikara traffic! Picture Courtesy- Anahita Suri

blank
Grocery, restaurant, tailor, clothing, handicraft, dry fruit- these floating shops sell everything. And the tourist favorites are Maggi, chai and Tujja (kebabs). Picture Courtesy- Anahita Suri

blank
The road less travelled- as we leave the commercial areas behind. Picture Courtesy- Anahita Suri

blank
A local woman going about her day. Picture Courtesy- Anahita Suri

blank
The Lotus farms. These flowers and their majestic pods stretch out to the horizon. (My personal favorite part of the entire lake.) And if you are lucky, the Shikara boatman will make a Lotus necklace for you as well! Picture Courtesy- Anahita Suri

blank
A flower seller, on his way to work, carefully navigating the narrow waterways. The soothing sound of the oars lapping against the water makes the experience so ethereal. Picture Courtesy- Anahita Suri.

blank
A Lotus farmer collecting the stems for making the many Kashmiri delicacies like Nadru Yakhni and Nadrmunj. Picture Courtesy- Anahita Suri

blank
Looking out to the Dal Lake and Nigeen Lake from Pari Mahal. Picture Courtesy- Anahita Suri

blank
Sunset on the Dal is magical….one still wishes it could be delayed a little more. Picture Courtesy- Anahita Suri

The calm waters of the Dal, the innocent smiles of the locals, the selfless hospitality & humility of the Kashmiri people, the backdrop of the majestic mountains, the mouth watering delicacies, the magnificence of this place have left me in awe of God’s creation and immense adoration for the people who call this place their home.

Author:
Anahita Suri, Assistant Professor, School of Fashion Design, Unitedworld Institute of Design (UID)

Disclaimer: The opinions / views expressed in this article are solely of the author in his / her individual capacity. They do not purport to reflect the opinions and/or views of the College and/or University or its members.

Related Blogs

Benefits of Taking Graphic Design Courses
February 15, 2024

In today’s digital age, graphic design is essential for effective communication. Graphic design courses provide the skills needed to excel in this dynamic field, from mastering design principles to learning industry-standard software. At Karnavati University, our courses offer hands-on learning, industry insights, and opportunities to build a strong portfolio. Whether you aspire to design captivating […]

Read More
Interior Design Careers: What’s it Like to Work in Industrial Design?
February 12, 2024

Interior design is a tapestry of the creative front that is incorporated to transform into a living artwork using its functionality. This functional and aesthetically pleasing design course has various niches within it, and selecting among them could be a daunting task when making relevant career choices. One such field is industrial design, which stands […]

Read More
Product Design & Development: A Complete 2024 Guide
January 22, 2024

When creating a product, the two essential elements necessary are design and development. After conducting extensive research on the distinction between product design and development, we have identified the key differences between the two. In addition to identifying these disparities, we will understand the collaborative dynamics of these two factors in conceptualizing the product and […]

Read More
icon