Famous Markets Of India
Floating vegetable market Srinagar
The only one of its kind in India, the floating vegetable market at Srinagars Dal Lake is a major tourist attraction in Jammu and Kashmir. The serene lake, also home to numerous lotus plants, lightens up when the vegetable vendors set out for business from 5 AM to 7 AM on their traditional kashmiri boats, called shikaras. The vendors themselves are the farmers who grow the vegetables and fruits in their farms and then bring them to the floating market to sell. The market now also has a plethora of shikaras selling saffron, wood carvings and various items of tourist interests.