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Unlike their counterparts in Kerala, the houseboats in Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir are usually stationary. They are usually moored at the edges of the Dal and Nageen lakes. Some of the houseboats there were built in the early 1900s, and are still being rented out to tourists. These houseboats are made of wood, and usually have intricately carved wood paneling. The houseboats are of different sizes, some having up to three bedrooms apart from a living room and kitchen.
One of the major attractions of Srinagar are the houseboats. The distinctive experience of staying in a wood paneled elegant bedroom along with a host of other facilities in the Houseboats in Srinagar goes a long way in making your stay worthwhile and memorable. The houseboats provide you with all the luxury that an up market hotel would normally provide. The fantastic view of the lakes, mountain slopes and the sprawling gardens that Srinagar is famous for are all viewable from these Houseboats.
The thousand or so houseboats in Srinagar are moored along Dal and Nagin Lakes and River Jhelum. Some have Romantic names. Other still are named in keeping with the beauty of the place.
The Houseboats in Srinagar vary in their degree of luxury and have been categorized by the Tourist Department accordingly. The luxury category of Houseboats speak of class and elegance with wooden paneled bedrooms, balconies, fine dining experience and a host of other recreational facilities. The lowest categories of Houseboats in Srinagar are sparingly furnished but provide you with comfortable rooms and sumptuous meals. There is a houseboy in almost all of these Houseboats who cater to your daily services from bringing tea to dusting the rooms.
On board the Houseboats in Srinagar there are every comfort that a discerning customer wants. The rooms are incorporated with the latest amenities for a hassle free stay. Privacy is well maintained in these houseboats. You can visit many places while in these houseboats or can also rent a shikhara which can be seen moored alongside the houseboats.
Every standard Houseboats in Srinagar provide you with a balcony, a lounge, dining room, and 3 or more bedroom with attached bathroom.Three meals are served daily and you can take your pick from Indian, Kashmiri cuisine and Western fare.
A novel way to stay & experience the most memorable holidays. Kashmir Houseboats stand out of any other type of accommodation that you might have enjoyed. Houseboats in Kashmir are moored to small islands on the Dal lake where they remain stationary. Houseboats in Kashmir can only be found in Srinagar on Dal Lake, Nagin Lake and river Jehlum.
Made entirely of deodar wood, the Kashmir Houseboats exterior and interior are highly decorated with intricately carving by the most remarkable craftsmen. Kashmir Houseboats providing a quite and tranquil stay on the lake and has just three to five bedrooms , a private dining , a spacious family style living, a front deck and a rooftop deck. The Houseboats in Kashmir act as a window to discover the life of people living on the lake.