Dal lake is situated in the state of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), the northern-most state of India, strategically surrounded by four countries, on the East by Tibet, on the North-East by China, on the North by Afghanistan and on the West by Pakistan.Dal Lake is an Himalayan Urban Lake, located in the heart of Srinagar (Lat 34o 18’N Long 74o 91’E) at an average altitude of 1,583 M. Srinagar is the summer capital of J&K. The top crust of the Lake has also been observed to freeze during winters when the mercury falls to -11o C.
J&K Lakes and Waterways Development Authority has been created by the Government of J&K as an autonomous body under development Act, 1970 AD vide Government order No.117 of HUD dated 11.04.1997 to serve a one point agency to look after, Mange and Conserve the waterbodies and Waterways of the state of J&K. World famous Dal/Nigeen Lakes in the city of Srinagar at the moment form the core areas of attention of J&K LDA. The Authority has a whole time mandate to conserve and Mange the Dal/Nigeen
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