[Original caption] The Dhal Lake is situated amid the most beautiful scenery of the native India State of Kashmir. It was the summer resort of the ancient kings of Delhi, and is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful lakes in the world, being surrounded by fair gardens with sloping lawns and foaming cascades, and bound by precipitous peaks. The surface of the lake is covered for miles with lotus lilies, and tangled masses of aquatic plants, forming floating gardens. [end]
From the very first Tuck's Kashmir Series.