Floating Vegetable Market on Dal Lake

Flower Stall

No-one seemed to know why the floating market on Srinagarโ€™s Dal Lake starts before dawn, the proverbial darkest hour, a time ofย  uneasy minds and bleak thoughts. My own first thought when the boatman came hammering at the door of our houseboat the other morning was โ€œthis is madness, leave me alone, no way! and wondered how many other potential customers regularly decided to give it a miss.

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