Enjoy usage of a traditional Houseboat. This style of houseboat is located in Srinagar, and as a general rule, these Houseboat are all categories from deluxe through to D class. This unique Kashmiri tradition of gracious waterside living originated with the first British residents of Kashmir. In order to prevent them from assuming power, the Maharaja of Kashmir forbade the British to own land; their solution was to build their residences on water, with the houseboats evolving from modest floating homes to veritable floating palaces. These hand-built houseboats , boasting all the amenities of 5-star hotels, are one of Srinagar's stellar attractions. These enchanting residences range from 60 to 150 ft. long, are 15 to 20 ft. wide and each is unique.
Srinagar (The city of Sun), the "Venice of the East" the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, offers many sights worth seeing, as well as various sports and entertainment facilities. Due to its central location, it is an ideal station for longer holidays as well. The present city was founded by King Pravarasen II around A.D. 150. The city lies to the right and left of the Jhelum and stretches eastwards up to the Dal and Nagin Lakes. Nine bridges, partly wooden even today, cross the Jhelum within the city borders. Srinagar is a unique city because of its lakes - the Dal, Nagin and Anchar. The river Jhelum also flows through a part of the city. The Dal, Stinagar's largest lake, has the most number of Houseboats followed by the Nagin and the Jhelum.
This houseboat provides the opportunity to experience life on the water, accompanied by all the essential amenities one needs to enjoy their stay in Srinagar. There are spacious three-bedroom boats and cozy two-bedrooms; all feature attached bathrooms, electricity and modern plumbing. The cedar interiors are intricately carved and display the consummate artistry of Kashmiri craftsmen. The furnishings include embroidered native rugs and fabrics, local objects dart, and solidly comfortable Victorian and Edwardian furniture. These luxurious boats also feature rooftop sundecks from which to take in the Himalayan views and enjoy the brisk fresh air.
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