5 Best Luxury Houseboats in Kashmir
A stay in the houseboats in Kashmir is one of the must thing to experience in the state. Houseboats in Kashmir gives a complete different venture to the tour with its vintage architecture and luxurious stay services. There are 3 types of houseboats in Kashmir starting from the standard, deluxe and super deluxe or luxury houseboats.
The luxury houseboats in Kashmir gives a royal experience of staying in Kashmir amidst the pleasant view of the Dal or Nigeen Lake. Experience a vacation with a luxury touch in these houseboats situated on the famous lakes in Srinagar.
1. Meena Group of Houseboats
The Meena group of houseboats was established in the year 1986 with a mission of offering excellent hospitality services to retrieve the old charm. Holding its legacy for many decades, the Meena group houseboats ensure a pleasant experience on the waters. Their houseboats are located on Dal Lake and Neegin Lake.
They have two types of houseboats:
While you’re in Kashmir they ensure to provide you a lavish stay experience with them. Meena Mahal is slightly posh than the Meena Bazaar, but both the houseboats are well equipped with all the necessities. Meena Mahal has total 5 rooms which also includes a honeymoon suite and Maharaja Suites for visitors who wants to stay in luxury. There are also other room categories like club premium, super deluxe and royal club. Every room inside the houseboats is perfectly decorated and furnished with exotic décor which showcases the brilliant craftsmanship of Kashmiris. During the stay, you can enjoy the enigmatic view of the lake standing at the balcony.
Meena Mahal serves delicious delicacies made by the expert chefs. Enjoy the delicacies of Indian, Chinese and Continental cuisines along with the special Kashmiri cuisine which gives the authentic flavors of Kashmir.
- They have a business center for official meetings equipped with internet and email facilities
- A professional assistance for sightseeing in Kashmir
- Enjoy fishing and water sports around the lake
- Easy payment with credit cards
- Power generators with full backup
- Easy availability of parking and medical assistance
- Massage and laundry service in house
- 24-hour room service
2. Royal Group of Houseboats
Standing head strong in the travel and tourism business for more than 100 years, the Royal Group of Houseboats was started in the year 1887. The Royal group believes in emphasizing on personalized service with great customer care. They have the most professional and educated guides to accommodate their visitors for sightseeing tour of Kashmir. Being a local tourism company they provide the insights of this picturesque places. A stay in their group of houseboats situated in the best part of Dal Lake will give you an exotic view of the Zabarwan hills and the peaks of the great Himalayas.
For a lavish and comfortable stay, Royal group of Houseboats provides an accommodation of 40 rooms equipped with attached bathrooms. They also give 24-hour access to hot and cold tap water. Along with the luxurious bedrooms, the houseboats also have a separate dining rooms/drawing, sun deck, CCTV and Shikara’s for to and fro crossings from the bank of the lake.
The royal group of houseboats ensure to serve their customers the best service. Along with the palatial décor, the houseboats is also well equipped with delicious delicacies from various cuisines.
- Laundry and Dry cleaning services
- 24-hour room service available
- STD and ISD facilities in every room
3. Wangnoo Houseboats
Enjoy a luxurious stay with Wangnoo houseboats situated in the suburbs of Neegin Lake. They ensure to give their visitors a royal feeling with its grand décor along with a scenic view of the Himalayas from the balcony. The intricate details on the Cedar walls adored with beautifully carved walnut furniture gives a touch of elegance to the interiors of the houseboat.
The Wangnoo houseboats are equipped with 2-5 sleeping rooms which are categorized into premium, deluxe and super-deluxe accommodations. The well-furnished and lavishly decorated houseboats are equipped with air conditioners along with a private balcony, dining room, sun deck, corridor and private bath.
Along with a luxurious décor and accommodation facilities, the group of houseboats also ensures to provide relishing delicacies to their visitors. The guest can enjoy the satiating taste of Indian, Kashmir Wazawan which is a local dish of Kashmir, Chinese and continental cuisines.
- The houseboats are well connected with Wi-Fi and telephone service
- They provide a travel desk and currency exchange for the convenience of the visitors
- Free to and fro service on Shikara
- Medical assistance available
- 24-hour room service
4. Butterfly Houseboats
The butterfly group of houseboats provides a leisure stay amidst the pristine water of the Nigeen Lake. This luxurious houseboatis easily accessible to the famous Hazratbal shrine, Dal Lake, Shankaracharya temple and the famous Mughal Gardens in Srinagar. The butterfly houseboats ensures a luxury stay in the town.
This 5-star property standing on the calm waters of the Nigeen Lake has 4 lavishly decorated rooms for a relaxing stay. Each room has an attached bathroom equipped with geysers and bathtub. It also includes a living room with heater and a cable television.
The houseboat serves relishing delicacies of various cuisines along with the authentic Kashmiri delicacies.
- Power backup available
- Car rental service is provided
- Doctor on call facility
- Laundry and dry cleaning service is available
- Airport pickup and transfer facility
- 24-hour room service
5. Gurkha Houseboats
Spend a relaxing the Welcome Heritage Gurkha houseboats which is a holiday paradise settled on the calm water of Nigeen lake. The houseboat is surrounded by the magnificent view of the valleys. Located just 19kms from the airport and railway station, this heritage property is easy to reach. They ensure to provide the best of services to their customers along with modern facilities and impeccable services. The wooden interiors of the houseboat will give you a luxurious and vintage feel.
These vintage houseboatshold 15 deluxe rooms which are well equipped with modern amenities. Along with this the houseboat also includes a living room, a dining room and a verandah attached with every room which gives the picturesque view of the lake and the scenic view of the snow-clad mountains surrounded in the backdrop.
Complementing the lavish interiors, the houseboat also provides delicious delicacies of Indian and Kashmiri cuisine which are served in the three meals. The visitors can enjoy the food in comfort of their room or else in the open patio enjoying the pleasant view.
- Houseboy at one call
- 24x7 water supply with power backup service
- Medical and travel assistance provided
- Dry cleaning/ Laundry facility
- Money changing facility for the convenience
- 24-hour room service