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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

Where can one rent a Houseboat in Srinagar?

Anupriya Bedi DEC 10 2012
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If you want to feel the vibes of the Kashmir valley, stay in a charming houseboat here. Srinagar is all about placid lakes and charming house boats that float on these lakes. If you happen to visit this beautiful place you just can't miss staying in house boats for at least a day or two. So, if you are excited enough, then have a look at the following options:

  • Chicago Group of Houseboats
    Chicago Group of Houseboats is situated In the heart of valley on the Dal Lake and Jehlum River, offering you an unforgettable experience of lifetime.
    These houseboats have large front seated balconies, sun deck and a small kitchenettes, to suffice your needs. The houseboats have a cook and a caretaker who caters to your needs during your entire stay. There is a paddle boat placed next to every house boat that can take you out into the open lake or you may go sightseeing on them.

    Per night stay in Chicago houseboats would cost you somewhere around INR 2400 to INR 4500 depending on the type of houseboat you choose to stay.

    Address: Golden Dal Lake
    Jammu and Kashmir
    Telephone: +91-94190-61430
    Official Website: http://www.chicagohouseboats.com/

  • Butt's Clermont Houseboats

    Situated at the western shores of Dal lake in a secluded location, Butt's Clermont Houseboats offer a feel of peace and tranquility. You can have exquisite views of the lake and the snow covered peaks far ahead from here. The Mughal garden is also settled near the houseboat, so, you can imagine the splendor of the places around.

    Staying in this houseboat will definitely give you a memorable experience. The rooms in the houseboat are exotically decorated in traditional Kashmiri style. You are sure to experience the elegance of Kashmiri heritage if you stay here.

    Tariff per night in the houseboat would cost you somewhere around INR 3500 to INR 6500 depending on the type of rooms you choose to stay.

    Address: Butt's Clermont Houseboats
    Naseem Bagh
    Jammu and Kashmir
    Telephone: +91-194-2420325
    Official Website: http://www.buttsclermonthouseboat.com

  • Peacock Houseboats
    Situated on Nagin Lake, the most placid and cleanest lake in Kashmir, Peacock Group of Houseboats are a great option for you to enjoy your sojourn in Srinagar. Settled just beside the houseboats there is a beautiful park with almond trees where you can enjoy a tranquil stroll in the evening.
    Western breakfast and a choice of authentic Kashmiri, Mughlai, Western, or Indian lunches and dinners are served in the houseboat in their elegant dining room. Complimentary tea- either chai or Kashmiri - Kawha tea is served anytime. Packed lunches are also arranged.
    Peacock Houseboats are just 5 minutes by Shikara from The Nigeen Club, which has a Gym/Sauna, Conference Hall, Restaurant, Cafe seating on the lawn by the lake.

    The tariff per night in the houseboat starts from a minimum of INR 2300 depending on the type of rooms you choose to stay in.

    Address: Nigeen Lake West
    Opp Nigeen Club
    PO Box 405
    Jammu and Kashmir

So, pick any of these Srinagar tour packages, go ahead and enjoy the allure and grandeur of Kashmiri tradition and heritage by staying in a houseboat.

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