Location: Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir
The seventeenth century Mughal emperor, Jehangir, once enchantingly speaking about Kashmir said “”Gar firdaus, ruhe zamin ast, hamin asto, hamin asto, hamin ast”- If there is ever a heaven on earth, its here, its here, its here! His words came as a celestial announcement from the sky and ennobled Kashmir as the “Paradise on Earth”.
The resplendent beauty and magnetic charm of Kashmir has mesmerized the visitors from all over the world. In the laps of this splendid paradise, lies a beautiful city called “Srinagar”. Located on the banks of the Jhelum River, Srinagar is known for its lakes, gardens and most importantly its Houseboats.
Imagine living on a boat with luxury arrangements, floating placidly on the Dal lake in the backdrop of the snow-covered Himalayas! Well, this is not merely an imagination of yours, this is the opportunity that Srinagar offers to all its visitors. Houseboat is a unique accommodation facility that gives you chance to dwell on water. Anchored along the Dal Lake, the Nagin lake and River Jhelum, the houseboats in Srinagar are decorated with skillful artistry which is worth admiring.
Like any other type of accommodation, Houseboats too vary in the degree of luxury and the amenities provided. The Ministry of Tourism has, therefore, graded the houseboats accordingly. The Luxury Houseboat is well carpeted with exclusive furniture and modern amenities. A houseboat usually has 2-5 bedrooms along with a living room, a kitchen, bathrooms and corridors. A houseboy is always available at your service to make your stay comfortable.The per-day cost of a houseboat depends on the type of boat hired and includes all the meals and free rides from the boat to the nearest jetty.
The houseboats of Srinagar are a special attraction for the newly-weds who want to spend some quality time with their partners. There is something in the air of Srinagar that evokes love and gaiety. The city of Srinagar is crowded by the tourists throughout the year, therefore, it is wise to get your bookings done in advance. There is a wide range of packages offered for hiring houseboats which suit every budget. The blissful stay that the houseboat offers is a lifetime experience and should not be missed by anybody!