Srinagar lthe argest city of Kashmir offering beautiful lakes, green meadows, house boats, shikara riding, water games, deep green rice fields and fruits gardens make Srinagar an ideal destination for tourists across the globe. Srinagar is situated in the center of Jammu and Kashmir State having Ladakh on one side Jammu on the other due to its serene beauty and geographical location it has remained a center of attraction for travellers from centuries, not just the city has highest number of tourist destinations in close vicinity Like Mughal Gardens, Pari Mahal, Shankar Acharya Temple, Hari Parbat Forte, Tulip Garden, Chashma Shahi Garden, Dal Lake, Nigeen Lake and much more, besides this it has the distinction of having floating places in Dal Lake Known as houseboats a floating luxury floating on the water of Dal Lake and Nigeen lake there are different category houseboats Srinagar, Standard, Deluxe and the Super deluxe houseboats. It was the Maharaja of Kashmir who first allowed the 19th century British visitors to live in houseboats. Srinagar Houseboats keep this traditional concept of a residential houseboat losing none of the charm of history. With modern type of bathroom/ main line water supply for all purposes in houseboats. There are sitting and dining room in every houseboat, and aesthetically designed bed rooms with ample space for relaxing. By day you can watch life go by on the lake at the same unhurried pace it has done for centuries
Meet upon arrival and transfer to Deluxe Houseboat/Hotel. Late afternoon Shikara ride on Dal Lake visiting floating and Vegetable gardens etc. Also witness walnut woodcarving and papier machie making demonstration. overnight at Houseboat .
After breakfast sightseeing of Mughal Gardens, visiting Nishat Bagh (Abode of pleasure) built by Asif Khan Brother-in-law of Emperor Jehangir in 1632 AD and Shalimar Bagh (Abode of love) on the banks of Dal Lake with the Zaberwan Mountain in the background. The distance from Srinagar to the said gardens is about 12 to 15 kms respectively. Enroute visit carpet weaving Factory. overnight stay at Houseboat.
After breakfast full day trip to Gulmarg (Meadow of Flowers) 2730 mts. above sea levels. The distance of 60 kms.will be covered in about 2 hrs. Gulmarg has one of the best Ski slopes in the world and highest golf course of the world with 18 holes. One can also have the view of Nanga Parbat if weather permits. The view enroute from Tangmarg to Gulmarg is fascinating. Also enjoy sledge riding on snow or Gondola ride (Cable car) up to Khilanmarg to enjoy the fascinating view of Peerpanchal range.
After breakfast morning free till early and transfer to airport to catch flight.
|Package||Single Occupancy||Twin Sharing||Extra adult||Child with bed||Child without bed|
|Standard||Rs. 11900||Rs. 7750||Rs. 2700||Rs. 2700||Rs. 2000|
|Deluxe||Rs. 15500||Rs. 9500||Rs. 3550||Rs. 3550||Rs. 2300|
|Srinagar||Standard Houseboat||Deluxe Houseboat|
Many tourists are attracted to Srinagar by the charm of staying on a houseboat, which provides the unique experience of living on the water in a cedar-panelled elegant bedroom, with all the conveniences of a luxury hotel. Srinagar’s thousand or so houseboats are moored along sections of the Dal and Nagin Lakes and river Jhelum, each decorated fancifully and named romantically and even whimsically. Like hotels, houseboats vary in degree of luxury and have been accordingly graded by the Department of Tourism. A luxury houseboat, like a luxury hotel has fine furniture, good carpets and modern bathroom fittings, while the ‘D category’ (the lowest category) of houseboats, like low-budget hotels, is spartanly furnished. Like hotels too, houseboats vary widely in their locations. Some overlook the main road, others look out onto lotus gardens and yet others face tiny local markets and villages, all right in the middle of the lake! All houseboats, regardless of category, have highly personalized service. Not only is there always a “houseboy” for every boat, but the owner and his family are never far away. The cost per day of hiring a houseboat includes all meals and free rides from the houseboat to the nearest jetty and back, as no houseboat on the lakes is directly accessible from the banks. Every standard houseboat provides a balcony in the front, a lounge, dining room, pantry and 3 or more bedrooms with attached bathrooms. All houseboats not moored to the bank of the river or lakes provide a shikara as a free service from the houseboat to the nearest ghat (jetty). Virtually every houseboat in Srinagar has been provided with a municipal water connection.
The State Tourism Department has classified the houseboats into five categories – Deluxe, A, B, C and D, corresponding more or less to the degree of comfort and service of hotels. There are 1087 registered houseboats in Srinagar of which 702 are anchored in the Dal Lake, 173 in the Nagin Lake, 142 on the River Jhelum, 5 on the Dal Lake near Naseem Bagh, and the rest in other water bodies. Among these, 349 houseboats with a combined capacity of 1007 double rooms are in the Deluxe class and are mainly anchored in Dal Lake, Nageen Lake, and Naseem Bagh. In addition there are 129 A-class houseboats, 124 B-class houseboats, 134 C-class houseboats and 351 D-class houseboats.
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