Nagin Lake, with its name derived out of the name of the trees surrounding the lake, is popular as the 'Jewel in the Ring’ and is considered as one of the impressive lakes in Srinagar. This is a small lake looking pretty in deep blue. This lake is separated from the Dal lake by a thin causeway and is an exciting tourist spot with number of houseboats dwindling in the calm water.
Nagin is a perfect place to go for swimming as it is less crowded and deeper. Water Skiing is another water sports one can venture out in this lake, skiing facilities and fiberglass sailing boats are available for hire.
The best time to visit this lake is during June to August.