(Last Updated on : 25-07-2016)
Nigeen Lake is a mildly eutrophic lake located in Srinagar
of Srinagar District
in Jammu and Kashmir
. Nigeen Lake is connected with both roadways and airways, as it is located in the midst of the capital city of Srinagar in Srinagar District of Jammu and Kashmir.
Location of Nigeen Lake
Nigeen Lake is located adjacent to the Hari Parbat hillock, to the west of the Dal lake
. To its north and west, lie the localities of Baghwanpora and Lal Bazar while to its north east lies the locality of Hazratbal, which is known for the famous shrine.
Geography of Nigeen Lake
Nigeen Lake is sometimes considered a part of the Dal Lake and is connected to it via a narrow strait. It is also connected to the Khushal Sar and Gil Sar lakes via a channel known as Nallah Amir Khan.
Extension of Nigeen Lake
Nigeen Lake is surrounded by a large number of willow and poplar trees. Hence, it has came to be referred as a "nageena", which means "the jewel in the ring". The word "nigeen" is a local variant of the same word.
Tourism in Nigeen Lake
Nigeen Lake is a major tourist attraction in Srinagar, known for its relatively pristine waters as compared to the Dal Lake. Houseboats and shikaras are a usual sight. It is also ideal for swimming, being deeper and less crowded than the Dal lake. Nigeen Lake is the tourists paradise. However, as is the problem with other water bodies in the Kashmir Valley, the lake also suffers from encroachments which are deteriorating its water quality and also increasing the risk of floods. As such, the government of Jammu and Kashmir is engaged in taking steps to help improve the condition of the lake and restore it to its original glory.
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