Your trip to the ‘Paradise on Earth’, Kashmir is never complete without exploring the scenic beauty of the state on houseboats. The first thing that will come to every tourist’s mind when they think about Kashmir is houseboat. The idea of staying in houseboats, far from the madding crowd and in close proximity to nature, appeals to everyone. With houseboat tours in Kashmir, you can explore all the attractions of Kashmir. From attractive furnitures to fine decoration, internet service to multi-cuisines restaurant, houseboats in Kashmir have all the luxuries and modern amenities of a luxury hotel. Visitors have the pleasure to choose from deluxe houseboats to affordable ones. They come in different sizes with three double bedrooms to one double bedroom houseboat. Beautifully carved out of wood, the houseboats of Kashmir allow tourists to get close with nature. Some houseboats also let tourists enjoy shikara ride and explore the gorgeous lakes of Kashmir like Dal Lake. Some of the houseboats have been in service since 19th century.
Various types of houseboat accommodations in Kashmir are:
Firdous houseboat is perfect for family vacation. The grand houseboat has three double bedrooms with attached bathrooms and drawing room. There’s non-stop supply of hot and cold water. You will also get internet, electricity, cable TV, telephone and cooking service in Firdous. With carved wooden furniture and excellent interiors, Firdous lets tourists have a homely comfort while staying in the houseboat. You can also enjoy sunbathing on the houseboats top-deck. Kushal
Khushal has two double bedrooms and is a bit smaller in size than Firdous. Generally preferred for family holidays, Kushal has an amazing interior designs and comfy furnitures. You will find the use of Kashmiri handicrafts in Kushal. While staying in the houseboat, the visitors can experience the cool breeze, the chirping noise of the birds, the spectacular natural vistas and the sounds of rolling waters. Nishat
Honeymooners will find Nishat just perfect for them. With one double bedroom and equip with all the modern amenities, the houseboat maintains privacy and lets couples enjoy a quality time together in the bliss of nature. Kushdil
Kushdil is also popular among the honeymooners. The houseboat has one double bedroom that comes with an attached bathroom. It also has all the basic modern facilities. Gulshan
Gulshan has double bedroom and a frontal verandah. It is ideal for family vacations. The sight of snow-capped mountains from the verendah of Gulshan is amazing.
Clermont Too has two double bedrooms and features all the luxury comforts like electricity, spacious bathrooms, laundry, telephone and other facilities. The houseboat ensures privacy, warm and comfortable stay for tourists.