Srinagar and its legendary beauty, has always been in the bucket-list of all kind of travelers. Where on the one hand the uncertain security conditions of this place have always kept travelers away from it, there on the other hand due to such conditions only its beauty is still intact, pristine and as good as new till date. So this state with its amazing combination of natural beauty, charming people, and pleasurable living attracts anticipating tourists from all over the world. It leaves the tourists mesmerized with its cascading valleys, serenity in the air, and evergreen beauty. Srinagar does not disappoint anyone from photoholics to shopaholics as it has bountiful of places to offer, from Chashm-E- Shahi to Shalimar garden the list just goes on.
At the very moment when one thinks of Srinagar and its beauty, one cannot resist thinking about the sparkling lakes fringed with a convoy of wooden houseboats. These exotic and iconic floating beauties are one of a kind of hotels in Srinagar that one apparently cannot find anywhere else. Many people think that living in a houseboat in Srinagar is an idea that is sold to travelers, who are ready to pay and do anything under the sun to make their experience different from all; well that is not true! As much thriving as the idea sounds, the stay here will be equally exciting; in other words, this is the safest thing for a wonderful stay at an exceptional place. The concept of floating houseboats in India is rare and that is why it has gained much attention from tourists. Read about these top luxury and super deluxe houseboats in Srinagar.
Here are some of the many reasons for which you must visit the houseboats in Srinagar.
In order to witness the beauty of Srinagar, nothing could be better than a houseboat stay; strategically positioned houseboats in the lakes of Srinagar just take you a step closer to nature. Also read about things to do in Srinagar.
The amazing architecture of these houseboats is a thing to witness, and whether you are an architecture lover or not, once you look at these masterpieces, you will just end up appreciating the wooden carving that is highly inspired by the Victorian era and the interior which resembles Kashmiri and Turkish set up. Spending a honeymoon in a cozy private place like these houseboats is not at all a bad idea, the romance and travel experience both become exceptional in such a place. You will not feel even an inch away from your home while you are onboard as most of the owners are kind, hospitable and friendly; you don’t have to worry about the awkwardness because you will not be treated as a guest but a family. A houseboat in Srinagar generally serves two lavish meals per day. A typical Kashmiri cuisine is served with the heart-warming hospitality, but the guest is always a given a priority; so you can opt for some other cuisine as per your mood and choice and it shall be served (depending on the chances of availability).
So which houseboat to pick can be a tough decision! Also read about the Srinagar travel guide.
So, Here are top 10 luxury houseboats in Srinagar, also you can chat with us or send us an email at Srinagar@tripscam.com to get discounted rates for these houseboats.
Peace, wisdom, and contentment are the words which they use to describe their houseboat. “Sukoon has been created to provide our guests with the greatest of luxuries: the nourishing embrace of the here and now”- they just do full justice to their tagline as it provides everything that is required to make a person’s stay a comfortable yet a luxurious affair. The plus point here is that it is located within proximity to the airport and railway station and it also offers a well-equipped business center to make the stay more convenient. This place also has some great recreational activities to do like adventure activities, boating, hiking, and skiing. The prompt services and amazing home-like ambiance just act as the cherry on the cake in order to give the guest a homely experience. This is undoubtedly one the top 5 star houseboats in Srinagar.
This group of houseboats is located on the western shores of the Dal Lake. Butt’s Clermont houseboats are quite close the old Mughal Garden which is believed to have been built by Akbar. This is the best houseboat lodging if you want to enjoy a secluded and private location with a mystifying view of the glorious Dal Lake and snow covered peaks. You can also step into the Naseem Bagh which is very close to it and is a beautiful Mughal Garden with 400-years old famous Chinar trees. This place is totally worth your time and money as they will provide you with a perfect essence of peace and rest. This group of houseboats has also been awarded for its hospitable services by New York Times, Times Magazine and National Geographic amongst others. This is one the top luxurious and 5 star houseboats in Srinagar.
It is located within 5 km range of Hazratbal Mosque and is situated on the beautiful Nageen Lake. These houseboats are within the short distance of certain places mainly; Lal Bazar and Molvi Bus Stop. The rooms feature traditional interiors and they are fitted with television and telephone, also the attached bathrooms are provided with all the necessary toiletries. Gears for trekking, fishing and skiing are also provided. What else do you need for a perfect stay! This is another 5 star houseboat in Srinagar!
It sits very calmly on the Dal Lake and also on the Jhelum River. With super deluxe category of rooms which differ from 2-4 in number in each boat along with attached bathroom. It also includes a fine dining area and a lounge. It is closely related to valley’s culture and traditions and hence, it is made of finest cedar woods with intricate walnut wooden carving and tiled bath area. We love this 5 star houseboat in Srinagar!
This group is the only houseboat group in the valley which is running for 4 generations. The best thing about this group is that they give preference to guest security over everything else. Their wooden houseboats have intricately carved wooden panels. One can visit here for the serenity and also for their special efforts to maintain their client’s security.
It is at a distance of just 17 km from the Srinagar International Airport, 20 km from the Srinagar Railway Station and 10 km from the Bemina Bus Stand. The houseboat has in-house dining which serves exotic Indian, Chinese and Continental cuisine. However, its specialty lays in unique Kashmiri Wazwan meal. Most of the popular tourist attractions are not very far away from the houseboats of this groups being one of the reasons that it is a preferred 5 star houseboat in Srinagar by many tourists for their pleasant stay. Read about places to visit in Srinagar.
It is located near the Shankaracharya Reserved Forest, Royal Springs Golf Course, and Hari Parbat Fort. The Mughal Palace Houseboats also feature a restaurant. Room service is available all day long. the golf course serves as a recreational amenity. Other amenities include tour/ticket assistance and a garden. Book this 5 star houseboat in Srinagar to have a fun-filled and memorable stay here.
Located in Nageen Lake, it provides cozy rooms along with the beautiful lake view. The rooms are amazing as they come with the a separate balcony, a seating area, and a mini-bar. There a total of two houseboats in this family run group who will welcome you with their heartwarming hospitality. So, a stay in this 5 star houseboat in Srinagar often concludes to be a happy and memorable stay.
This beautiful 5 star houseboat in Srinagar is located on the Nigeen Lake. Staying in this 5 star houseboat in Srinagar becomes one of the finest experiences as it is located in very peaceful and quiet place. They have 3 houseboats which have all the amenities from hot water showers to electricity. It also offers an excellent view with great food. Being away from the crowded houseboats, this group of 5 star houseboats in Srinagar is much closer to nature.
Located in the picturesque surrounding of the Nigeen Lake, it is one of the most popular houseboats in Srinagar. These 5 star houseboats in Srinagar are designed in Victorian styles and they come with the option of 2 or 3 bedrooms with attached bathroom. The dining room and verandah of every houseboat overlook the lake. Standard amenities are provided in all the rooms for the comfort of guests.
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