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“Little more than a pond amid a scenic forest”
Review of Dal Lake

Dal Lake
Ranked #16 of 21 things to do in McLeod Ganj
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Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Little more than a pond amid a scenic forest”
Reviewed August 4, 2014

Not to be confused with the much more majestic lake in J&K, this is little more than a pond. Having said that, a cup of hot tea while looking over the lake, enjoying a cool breeze is not the worst way to spend an afternoon

Visited July 2014
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Dharamsala, India
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Not a lake”
Reviewed August 2, 2014

Hearing the name dal Lake I was very exited to visit the place but on reaching there after travelling down the torturous road full of pot holes the road was a major disappointment. It is basically a small pond with lots of small fish and dirty water.
there was some kind of fair going on at the side of the 'lake' which was only polluting it more.
there is small pathway around it meant for walking but there were too many dogs on it.
there is no space for parking near or around the lake and all the vehicles were haphazardly parked around the road.

Visited June 2014
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Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
“Just a muddy pond”
Reviewed July 26, 2014

First of all its not a lake, its just a muddy pond. I don't know why its included in the local travel spots.
The water is muddy. There are two boats available, but they seem to have not run for a long time.
Just avoid this place..

Visited July 2014
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Agra, India
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Worst place in the city”
Reviewed July 22, 2014

We went there in the evening and found it is poorly maintained. Not a good view of the mountains. The place was full of litter.

Visited July 2014
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New York City, New York
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Muddy Hole”
Reviewed July 19, 2014

Unless you're there for the annual celebration, don't bother - it is a glorified puddle! There are two temples nearby that are nice to check out, if you do decide to go.

Visited July 2014
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