Char Chinari Island – UPSC Prelims

Char Chinari Island:
  • Char Chinari Island is in the middle of the Dal Lake in Srinagar.
  • The island owes its name to chinar trees, as Char Chinari means four chinars.
  • It was constructed by Murad Baksh, the brother of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb.
  • Chinar trees were planted on the picturesque island with the Zabarwan hills in the backdrop.
  • Other Islands of Dal Lake:
    • One island is located on the Bod Dal and is known as Roph Lank or Silver Island.
    • The other island is located on the Lokut Dal and is called Sone Lank or Gold Island.
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