5 Beautiful Houseboats In Srinagar That Offer Stunning Views Of The Nigeen And Dal Lake

by Vaishalee Kalvankar 1256

You just have heard people saying or must have seen in movies that your Srinagar trip is totally incomplete without staying in a houseboat. Staying in a houseboat will give you the most unforgettable experience and also memories that you will cherish for life. Here is a list of 5 stunning Shikaras or Houseboats in Srinagar for your next trip to Srinagar.

1. Welcome Heritage Gurkha Houseboat, Nigeen Lake

The Gurkha family has been serving its guests with their houseboat services for seven generations now. It has around 18 rooms with verandas or gardens. Their luxurious suites have a Jacuzzi, refrigerators and minibars. Each room offers a beautiful view of either the lake or the Pir Panjal range. 36 dish Kashmiri wazwan is a must-try of the multiple cuisine menu.

2. Meena Group Houseboats, Dal Lake

Meena group of houseboats was set by the Siah family in 1933. The interior and elegant furniture with silk tapestry and shinning chandeliers simply give you authentic Kashmir home feels. Apart from stunning views of the lake and the Himalayas, the houseboat also offers a minibar, central heating and an open deck.

3. Mascot Houseboats, Nigeen Lake

The houseboats are beautifully crafted in Muslim architecture with the most delicate carvings. The Persian rug and shinning chandeliers add more to the beautiful interiors. Each of the six types of rooms and suites offers you mesmerizing views of the lake and the Zabarwan range. The houseboat has a minibar, game room and barbeque section too.

4. Sukoon, Dal Lake

Sukoon has 5 en-suite bedrooms that are named after Mughal gardens. The houseboat is amidst beautiful floating lotuses offering you views of the Pir Panjal range. The special facilities offered are a rain shower, hot tub and large sundeck offering unparalleled views. It is an eco-friendly boat with a bio tank and no plastic policy.


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5. Naaz Kashmir, Nigeen Lake

Naaz Kashmir has been serving its valuable guests for 40 years now. There are 5 bedrooms and all of them are named after flowers: daffodils, tulips, saffron, lavender and lotus. The houseboat offers high-speed Wi-Fi, central heating and a Bollywood movie collection in the lounge area.

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