HOUSEBOATS
The houseboats resting on the lakes of Srinagar are a part of Kashmir's culture, heritage and history. There have been boats on Dal and Nageen Lake since the 1800s. Stepping into a Kashmiri houseboat is like stepping into a forgotten past. Every piece of furniture is intricately hand carved with patterns of flowers and leaves; colourful fabrics frame the windows, and dance gently in the breeze in narrow, wooden corridors.

Dinner is served on large, perfectly set walnut tables, and tea is sipped from small, delicate china teacups. Proprietors treat guests like royalty, cooking food and bringing refreshments. The wind gently stirs through the trees, as the call to prayer sounds its melodies between the twilight and the darkness. The history and romance of the place is tangible, it hangs on every breath.

Royal Stay at Floating Palace

Houseboat is a wooden boat that designed in a beautiful manner to make it a perfect dwelling place for tourists over the waterways. Moored along the edges of Dal Lake and Nagin Lake, houseboat in Srinagar is counted as one of the key tourist’s attractions of the Kashmir valley. Large numbers of tourists are attracted to Kashmir by the mesmerizing charm of houseboat, which provides ethereal experience of living on the water in a wooden paneled bedroom, with all modern amenities of aluxury hotel.

Kashmir Houseboats are not only modern, beautiful and elegant but also comfortable in all respects.
History
British officials are the main people behind the origin of houseboats in Kashmir. Europeans were very much fond of the climatic condition and geographical setting of Kashmir and thus,

showed their keen interest inbuying land on this part of the earth during their invasion period in India. However, as per strict land law against outsider buyers, Maharajas of the erstwhile princely state forbade them to own land. Nevertheless, they were allowed to stay on the Doonga boats on the lakes, which they later renovated into modern day houseboats.
Houseboat Facilities : -
On arrival Welcome Kashmiri Kawa / Tea
Personalized service for anything you need
Full and hearty breakfast
Fruits to suit your taste
Lunch & Dinner to suit your needs :
Indian ,Kashmiri, Chinese
and Continental Cuisine
On Board Dinning
Rose Garden Dinning and Live Kitchen
An always attentive man to serve your every need as required - 24 hours a day.
Houseboats own power generators with full backup. 17 Rooms (5 Suite, 12 Super Deluxe Rooms)
Attached bath with running hot and cold water
Centrally heated and A/C Houseboats
24 Hours Reception, and Room Services
Furnished Rooms with Wall to Wall Carpets
Large dining and drawing rooms.
Satellite connected television.
Sundecks
Unlimited Shikara Crossings
WI FI Internet Facilities
Telephone with STD / ISTD (on request).
Restaurant,
Sightseeing and overland travel facilities.