No trip to Srinagar is complete without staying on one of the several luxurious houseboats. Anchored along one of the largest lakes in India, the Dal Lake, these houseboats are complete with vibrantly furnished bedrooms, a drawing room, kitchen & bathroom.
Your stay on the houseboat is as luxurious as it can get with cedar paneled elegant rooms, fine wooden furniture, wall to wall carpeting & modern bathroom fittings. As elegant as the houseboats themselves are the unique & whimsical names given to each of the houseboats.
The houseboats come in different categories of luxury just like their on shore hotel counterparts. From deluxe to super deluxe categories, varying in their location as well. Some houseboats overlook the main road, others overlook the lotus gardens & yet others face tiny local markets & villages.
However, irrespective of the houseboat category, they all come with highly personalized service, a 'houseboy' for every houseboat, all meals or breakfast & dinner included in the cost & free rides from the houseboat to the nearest jetty & back. Along with this every houseboat has a balcony in the front & is supplied with municipal corporation water too.
The houseboat also comes with an in house cook, who can cook you a sumptuous meal as per your request. Simple dishes like flat bread (Roti/chapati), side dishes like lentil curry (dal), steamed rice, pulav etc for lunch/dinner. Puffed rice stir fry, omelette & tea/coffee for breakfast.
These luxury houseboat stays cost anywhere between Rs 4500 for a deluxe category per night to Rs 5500 for a super deluxe category with breakfast & dinner included. With all the amenities required for a luxury holiday, your houseboat stay is sure to make you feel pampered.