Boats

Houseboats, the luxury of stay on waters..!

A Novelty in Offering..!

The beautiful houseboats with soft gentle sounds of rippling waters are the greatest attractions of Kashmir.

Made of Deodar woods, these houseboats are basically intricately carved with wood paneling, usually stationary and moored at the edges of the Dal and Nageen lakes, as compared to that of the house boats in Kerala.

Basically all standard houseboats are being provided with a balcony in the front, a lounge, dining room, pantry and 3 or more bedrooms with attached bathrooms.

All houseboats not moored to the bank of the river or lakes provide a shikara as a free service from the houseboat to the nearest Ghat (jetty).

To have an unique experience of living on the water in a cedar-paneled elegant bedroom, tourist from all over the world like to stay for over nights in these House Boats with all the conveniences of a luxury hotel.
Houseboats are decorated fancifully and named romantically and even whimsically; are moored along sections of the Dal and Nagin Lakes and the Jhelum River.

Like hotels, houseboats too are being graded in comparison to their luxuries by the Department of Tourism. A luxurious houseboat includes comfortable and fine furniture, good carpets and modern bathroom fittings, while the D category (the lowest category) of houseboats, similar to low-category hotels, are spartanly furnished.

House boats are being located at different wide areas with some overlooking the main road, while others facing onto the lotus gardens or some others with local markets and villages, which too are floating on the lake.

All houseboats, regardless of category, have highly personalized service, accompanied by a "houseboy" for every boat, along with its owner and his family is often neighboring.

All meals in the House boat are included per day of hiring and free rides from the houseboat to the nearest jetty and back, as no houseboat on the lakes is being directly accessible from the banks.

In long straggling rows, most House boats in the Dal are situated, with others facing the Boulevard or situated singly or in groups of two's and three's.

Located on the banks of the lake, the Nagin and the Jhelum , houseboats are easily accessible directly from land without the help of a shikara. While all those on the Dal require a shikara to get into.