When our boat-guide on Dal Lake told us he was going to take us to the biggest floating market of Srinagar, I expected a lake filled with boats selling shawls, saris, herbs and seeds, but instead we ended up on a local farmers market. Even better! A small lake used as a market square, was filled with wooden boats easily maneuvering from one side to the other. Farmers were selling their crop from boat to boat, no only exchanging greens, but news and gossip too! Spectacular. Even more so, when you know that around this lake beautiful kingfishers color the sky. But more about that later!