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Information on Jammu & Kashmir - Srinagar
is a city famous for its lakes, Houseboats, shikaras and Mughal gardens,
Places to visit comprise Dal
Lake, Nehru park, Nagin lake, Shankaracharya temple (highest point
of Srinagar, 5 km climb from boulevard), 3 Mughal gardens (Chashmeshai,
Nishat & Shalimar), Hazratbal Mosque. Temple ruins of Avantipur are 29
are a unique experience with hundreds of boats together on the banks of Dal
Lake. For those who prefer a more secluded lake experience would prefer the
Nagin side of the lake which is a little farther from the Boulevard area
(from where one takes Shikaras to reach the Dal lake houseboats).
is a base point to access areas of Gulmarg (50 kms), Sonmarg (85 kms) and
Pahalgam (100 kms) and starting point of the high altitude driving route
(June-Sept) to Leh (438 kms) via Kargil (204 kms)
Each houseboat has an attached cook boat at the rear from
where the food is served to the visitor lodging in the boat.
It is moored on the banks of the lake (Nagin or Dal
Lake) and remains floating
The cooks are skilled in preparing Continental, Indian
and Kashmiri Dishes.
The meals served during the day comprise of Bed-Tea, Breakfast,
Lunch, Evening Tea and Dinner.
The cook boat is moored a stem of the main boat which
also houses the servants.
Boats are electrified, and the interior decoration has
something typical of what Kashmir has to offer.
categorised broadly into Deluxe and Standard category. There are better
than deluxe category houseboats which are generally classified as Super
- Deluxe. We recommend deluxe or higher category houseboats for a
Stay - A Srinagar stay could be anywhere from 3 nights (1 day arrival, 1
day local sightseeing, 1 day Sonmarg) to a week (Some guests just enjoy
houseboat experience and laze around while some others keep Srinagar as the
base and visit Gulmarg and Pahalgam, especially in Winter).
- All year round destination. Jan-March are good for Winter / Snow experience.
April - October are overall best months to visit.
Gets direct flights from Mumbai, Jammu and Delhi. Most guests either arrive
by flight or from Jammu by road (either Via Patnitop or
Katra-Patnitop-Pahalgam or Katra Patnitop route)
email to firstname.lastname@example.org with dates of
travel for a firm quote (hotel cost and transportation) with an indicative
itinerary covering Srinagar and other destinations in Kashmir.