Srinagar, Kashmir Region, J&K
Surrounding Attractions: Dal
Lake, Nagin Lake
Options For Accommodation in Srinagar houseboat
is a unique experience - a honeymooner's delight. Just
stepping on board transports one to a different world away
from the hustle and bustle and noise of the city. As soon
as one get out on the lake the traffic and confusion
simply fades away. They are lined up in colourful ranks in
Dal Lake, across from the boulevard, or along the Jhelum
River. Those who want a little more isolation and peace
can also find them at Nagin Lake.
Houseboats originated in the Victorian era as a superbly
British solution to a tricky political problem. The
British liked Kashmir but the maharaja wouldn't allow them
to buy land to build houses on. So they had houseboats
built and the style has hardly changed from the first boat
in 1888 right down to boats being built today.
The houseboat could be carpeted and embellished like a 2
or 3 star hotel. Soothed by the sound of water lapping
against the hull, one can relax in the cosy comfort of the
living room or curl up with a book in the bedroom. The
houseboat attendant could cook up a mouthwatering Kashmiri
meal or serve soups and more soothing European meal -
depending on the choice of the customer.
In the early morning one can see ravens and hawks swooping
on the lake to catch insects and fish. Late in the
afternoon the garden boats, laden with produce from the
floating gardens, will glide by. Or the weed collector,
with his boat, laden with the heavy and wet weeds of the
The Everlasting Beauty
The view also changes with the season although the
magnificent mountains of the Pir Panjal (also spelt as
Panchal), with glimpses of the great Himalayas, are a
constant backdrop. In winter the whole of this scene is
covered with snow, with the exception of the clear waters
of the lake itself. And even the lake freezes over in
exceptionally cold winters.
*Special Package Tours/ Under Expert Guidance *
Piligrimage Tour to Amarnath Cave * Vaishnodevi/ Katra *
Trekking Tours for Kashmir/ Ladakh/ Zanskar * Expedition
to NUN/ KUN etc. * Water Trekking * River Rafting * Boat
rides * Horse Riding * Trout Fishing * Car/ Coach * Snow
and Water Skeing * City Sight Seeing Tours.
*24 Hours Room Services * 24 Hours Travel Desk * Indian
Continental Cuisine * Doctor on Call * Major Credit Cards
Accepted * Safe Deposit Locks * Laundary Service *
Internet Service * STD/ ISD Facility * Cable T.V./ Music *
Heating Arrangements During Winter Months.
MUGHAL GARDENS: Historical
Gardens built by Mughal Emperors * Nishat * Shalimar *
Chashme Shahi *and Trip to Shankaracharya Temple.
SHIKARA EXCURSION: Dal Lake,
Floating Gardens, Silver/ Golden Island, Nehru Park, Char
Chinar and City Tours.
SONAMARG: Whole mountains
range covered with the glaciers and water falls forming in
silver sheets the Meadow of Gold.
GULMARG: Meadow of Sprinkled with Flowers the vale of
Kashmir the highest golf course and to enjoy Gandola Chair
PHALGHAM: Stupendous snowy
mountains dancing streams deep Forests, a meadow of
Shepherds and Old Historical Monuments Avantipura,
Saffron Fields and Springs.