close vicinity of the lake are the blooming Mughal-era gardens teeming with a wide variety of beautiful and colorful flowers. The gardens boast of amazing terraced lawns, lovely fountains, numerous flowerbeds, wonderful trees and shrubs and blissful environment, which never fail to impress visitors.If you really want to experience and enjoy life on water, then Dal lake is the best bet. It is dotted with a variety of houseboats, which serve as interesting accommodation options for tourists. Some houseboats are highly luxurious and some are simple. You can take your pick depending on your budget and taste. Their interiors are decorated in traditional style with beautiful handicrafts such as amazingly carved furniture, mesmerizing paintings, arresting carpets, elegant chandeliers etc.