The vast natural reservoir is the source of water to Kabul City. Clean and clear waters of the lake, mountains in backdrop and greenery all around all make the place very scenic. You can hire a personal smaller boat or enjoy the boat ride on a bigger diesel engine boat with the localities. Paddle boats are also available on hire. There are many cafés, Sis-ah joints and food vendors across the road leading to the lake. Afghani ice cream called Sheer-e-Yakh, kebabs, green tea and other delicacies are must try here. A seat on the first floor of the cafés will give you a breathtaking view of the lake and surroundings. You have an option of spending a night and have sunrise view of the lake in one of the many decent hotels near the lake.