Kashmir Houseboats !
Beauty of Kashmir always attracted people
from all over the world who came as visitors but didn't want to
return their home extending their visits and ultimately giving up
wanted to live their life here after. These people especially
British were not allowed to build houses to live in Kashmir as
the Maharajas (The Kings) didn't permit it. This gave rise to
advent of Houseboats or floating Houses. As British were given to
comforts and modern ways of living they designed these Houseboats
with every luxury of well-built house like attached baths,
Dinning rooms, Drawing rooms, Pantry , Sun Deck Etc.
Houseboats are a special tourist attraction for everyone who
visits Kashmir. These houseboats have their own traditional
appeal, are usually anchored on the banks of the Dal Lake. Each
houseboat is fully furnished and every houseboat has an attendant
boy. These houseboats have small boats called shikaras that take
tourists to the flower markets. Kashmir Houseboats are furnished
in a grand style, with carved furniture and woolen carpets with
intricate work on them.
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The main idea behind the concept of a
houseboat is the fact it provides a haven for those who like to
spend a quite holiday, away from the noise and bustle of the
cities. The British started the tradition of houseboats as the
Kashmiri rulers forbade them land ownership, so they had no
option but to build dwellings that float on waters. Most of these
houseboats have all the amenities of a five star hotel. These
houseboats have everything from spacious bedrooms, sun decks
washrooms with the latest amenities, electricity and plumbing etc
Houseboats are categorized as deluxe to D class, depending upon
the availability of facilities and the budget of the tourist. One
is actually transported into a different world while shopping
from the floating flower and handicraft markets, while staying in
houseboats in Kashmir.
You can also book one for yourself and experience
the novelty.. living in "palaces on water" as you might have lived in
Hotels and guesthouses but this one will sure win your heart. Experience
the unexplored !
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