Char Chinar, also sometimes rendered Char Chinari, Ropa Lank, or Rupa Lank, is an island in Dal Lake, Srinagar, Kashmir India. Dal Lake includes 3 islands, 2 of which are marked with beautiful Chinar trees. The island located on the Bod Dal is known as Rupa Lank (Silver Island), it is marked with the presence of majestic Chinar trees at the four corners, thus known as Char-Chinari (Four Chinars). Murad Baksh, brother of the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb, constructed the Rupa Lank. The second Chinar Island, known as Sona Lanka (Gold Island), is located on the Lokut Dal, and over looks the holy shrine of Hazratbal. Chinar trees characteristically grow in Eastern Himalayas. They have been an important part of Kashmiri tradition, in that, a Chinar tree is found in almost every village in Kashmir. These trees have survived for ages, because Chinar is basically a long-living tree. It spreads wide across a region of cool climate with sufficient water. The tree has several properties - leaves and bark are used as medicine, the wood, known as lace wood has been used for delicate furniture and the twigs and roots are used for making dyes.
Char Chinar, also sometimes called Char Chinari, Ropa Lank, or Rupa Lank, is an island in Dal Lake, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir. Dal Lake includes 3 islands, 2 of which are marked with beautiful Chinar trees. The island located on the Bod Dal is known as Rupa Lank (Silver Island), is marked with the presence of majestic Chinar trees at the four corners, thus known as Char-Chinari (Four Chinars). The second Chinar Island, known as Sona Lanka (Gold Island), is located on the Lokut Dal, and over looks the holy shrine of Hazratbal.
The place witnesses two main seasons: summer and winter. Because of the location, Srinagar experiences limited rainfall and it does not have a proper monsoon season. The best season to visit the place is from April to October as it is perfect time for sightseeing and other activities.
opening and closing time
sunrise to sunset,All days of the week-6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Visit Duration:1 to 2 hours
Entry Fee: The entry fee to the gardens is Rs. 50 for adults and Rs. 25 for children.
Char chinar which is also well known by the names such as Char Chinari, Ropa Lank or Rupa Lank is situated in the Dal lake. This group of Island consists of 3 individual islands. Two of them have beautiful Chinar trees. This island is marked by the presence of 4 Chinar trees which are situated at each of the four corners of this island.
It is said that brother of Aurangazeb constructed the Rupa Lank, the second island is located in the Lokut Dal and has a shrine of Hazratbal. Talking about chinar trees, these trees belong to the eastern Himalayas and are long-living trees. Due to these reasons, they are widely preferred in gardens. They even have many medicinal properties. Well if you are looking to escape the hustling and bustling of the city then this is the perfect place for you to take a break!
Near By Attraction
Jama Masjid Mosque
Roza Bal Shrine
River Songs Tours and Travels
Distance between Jammu Tawi Railway Station and Char Chinar Dal Lake is 302 kms or 187.7 miles or 163.1 nautical miles
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Interesting facts about Char Chinar
Wow wow wow nature's magysty it was salary lake is so beautiful and I love the weather there and nice feeling
This place is in the Middle of the Dal Lake. A beautiful Island with mesmerizing scenery. Photography to this location a must. Expressible by Shikara only which charges between 1000-1200 depend on no of people. A must visit place. onward journey to this place is amazing in itself.