Located in the Kangra District, 11 kilometers from Dharamsala, is the famous Dal lake. This mid-latitude water body is arguably the most beautiful lake in Himachal Pradesh, if not India. With the clear water mirroring the deodar trees that border it, and the blue sky above, the place is enchanting. The small Shiva temple nearby adds a meditative undertone to the place. The poetic beauty of the lake and the surrounding mountain ranges is enough to make nature lovers at once mesmerized and meditative. Hence Dal is one of the most visited tourist places in Dharamshala.