Shikara Ride

Shikhara is small paddled taxi boat often about 15 feet long and made of wood Shikara_2 (1)obtained from deodar trees, growing in the vicinity of the Dal Lake. With a colorful canopy and a spade shape bottom it is no ordinary boat. In its relentless pursuit of being a lifeline for everyday chores, the Shikhara has almost left the trail of a legend by stirring the souls of numerous poets through history who fell for its awe-inspiring gait.Shikara and Dal Lake are kind of complementary things that are incomplete if considered separately