6 Best Airbnb Houseboats in Srinagar Lake, India - Updated 2021

houseboats in dal lake

Located in Srinagar, India, Dal Lake is a Himalayan urban lake known for attracting travelers from all over the world. Surrounded by amazing views of the mountains, countless gardens, and attractions like the Moghul monuments, Dal Lake is among the most beautiful lakes in India. Apart from its beauty, the lake is known for having hundreds of houseboats in Srinagar Lake, which give all types of travelers the opportunity of residing on the lake in a calm atmosphere full of peace and tranquillity. For the perfect experience during your vacation in Srinagar, India, check out our list of some of the best Airbnb houseboats on Dal Lake, Srinagar.

1. Spacious houseboat on peaceful Dal Lake (from USD 23)

Enjoy your vacation, and find great new things to do in Srinagar and stay in the best houseboat in Srinagar’s Dal Lake to get the grasp the beauty when you camp in this peaceful houseboat, the perfect base for those who want to explore the town. The boathouse is culturally designed and features priceless art, antique sofas, antique beds, and priceless art decor hanged on the wall. Those who choose to book this accommodation get to enjoy several activities such as hiking, biking, and fishing. The accommodation also features several important amenities that you can use during your stays, such as a flat-screen TV, a music system, four bathrooms with free toiletries, and a kitchen that’s fully equipped with useful appliances such as an oven, toaster, and utensils. Smoking is strictly prohibited on the premises.

Houseboat on peaceful dal lake
Srinagar, kashmir, India
21 reviews
Private room in houseboat 3 Beds 3 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
feroz and family were very kind and hospitable
great hospitality helpful communication chit chat and local tips
a good place for a budget friendly travel
unique place great food and tea
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2. Cosy houseboat (from USD 12)

Explore every inch of Srinagar as you spend peaceful nights in this calm houseboat located on Dal Lake. This accommodation is advantageous to travellers who are looking forward to hiking, fishing and exploring the nearby attractions, including Shalimar Bagh Mughal Garden, Bonafide multi-brand and Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden. If you book this houseboat, you will have access to all of its amenities including a comfy queen-size bed, a desk, a coffee table and a bathroom with free toiletries. For those who prefer smoking, please note that the owner of this houseboat strictly prohibits smoking.

HouseBoat In Calm Dal Lake Room2(ROOM 1 SEE BELOW)
Srinagar, India
59 reviews
Private room in boat 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
hospitality is excellentwi-fi and tv is missing
great breakfast and dinner with wifi facilities everything was in place at his houseboat
the room the bathroom the space was just nice to fit 3 of us
it was a very comfortable and homely stay with nazir bhai
neat and clean place
the room was clean well lit and cozy
this houseboat has tworooms all clean properly ventilated
very cost effective neat and clean facility
it is clean tidy and a good value for the money
nazir and his family were very nice host
nazir ji is a great host and he has a very sweet family making you feel like home
epic host he is super helpful
nazir bhai is really a super host
as much as he was a professional host he was also very accommodating and caring
his houseboat location is also pretty perfect
we recommend this place
floors are all carpeted so feels nice to just walk bare foot
the place was neat and pretty well organized
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3. The best boathouse for a family vacation (from USD 26)

Come and explore Dal Lake, Srinagar, as you spend your nights like a king in this luxurious floating villa. This traditionally decorated boathouse features all of the amenities that you may need during your visits, such as a spacious living room with a flat-screen TV and a music system, a kitchen that’s fully equipped with modern facilities such as a microwave, a toaster, and utensils. As for the sleeping arrangements, the master bedroom has a king-size bed, the second bedroom has a double bed while the third bedroom is equipped with a double bed and a single bed. Free access to the internet is also provided in one of the best houseboats in Kashmir for guests to stay connected and still see the best of what this part of India has to offer.

Houseboat Kolu Palace
Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
7 reviews
Private room in houseboat 4 Beds 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
location could have been better as well as the cleanliness of the rooms and washrooms
amin is a great host
the hospitality of the caretaker was very nice
amin is very humble and kind host
mr amin has been quite helpful for local visits as well as parvesh who is facilitative
amin was communicative from the beginning and even offered to take care of our transport needs which was appreciated
it's a gorgeous house boat in a pleasant location on dal lake
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4. Peaceful and luxurious houseboat (from USD 26)

Do not miss the chance of securing a space in this charming boathouse located on the shores of Dal Lake. You will find this houseboat to be the perfect base for settling in during your visit to Srinagar thanks to its strategic positioning close to various attractions such as Shalimar Bagh Mughal Garden and Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden. To ensure maximum comfort during your visit, the host has included some important amenities such as an antique coffee table, comfy seats, a dining table for six, and a kitchen that’s fully equipped with useful facilities such as utensils, a kettle and a cooktop. Towels, linens and toiletries are also provided.

Houseboat Omar Khayam
Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
Private room in houseboat 4 Beds 3 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
really great host and stay
everyone is very polite and helpful and omer also arranged a night's stay in gulmarg for us
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5. Jilwi Palace Houseboat (from USD 27)

Centrally located on the shores of the beautiful Dal Lake, Jilwi Palace Houseboat is a spacious accommodation option that’s perfect for those who are looking for a unique type of vacation. The houseboat is highly preferred by most travelers because of its strategic position close to several attractions such as Shankaracharya Temple, Pari Mahal, and Hazratbal Shrine. Apart from its location, you will also find this accommodation to be highly recommendable because of its amenities which include a cable TV, comfy sofas, a desk, comfy beds and a kitchen that’s fully equipped with important amenities like a toaster, utensils and a cooktop. Extra facilities such as a separate smoking room, boating facilities and toiletries are also provided.

Jilwi Palace Houseboat on Lake Dal
Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir, India
Private room in boat 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we enjoyed staying at jilwis palace houseboat so much the houseboat and the rooms are really nice and clean
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6. Stay on the calm Dal Lake (from USD 12)

Come and discover the cultural practices of Indians from Srinagar by booking a room or two in this charming houseboat located on Dal Lake. You will find this boathouse to be the perfect base because of its strategic positioning close to several activities including visiting the famous Nishat Bagh (Gladness Garden), going fishing and taking a hike. The accommodation is spacious and furnished with everything you may need during your stay, including a comfy queen-size bed, a coffee table, a mirror and a drawer to store your clothes. Guests also have access to a private bathroom with free toiletries. While you are here, make sure you enjoy the stunning ocean views as you sip your coffee.

HouseBoat In Calm Dal Lake room1(ROOM 2 SEE BELOW)
Srinagar, India
128 reviews
Private room in boat 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
warm breakfast and hot kashmiri kahwa ready for you in the morning
nazir anticipated our needs as guests providing a warm welcome with kehwa heated blankets and wifi
the rooms get clean everyday heater bed and hot bath provided if u come during winter time
we book 2 room and the room was comfortable and spacious enough for 2 person
the room was clean and we were fed delicious kashmiri kahwa several times during the day
it was a very clean and comfortable boat
the room was clean and cozy
we got clean and budget accommodation
the houseboat is super clean and carpeted beautifully
the bathroom is extremely clean and there was always plenty of hot water
more then host he was like dost
nazir is a wonderful host
nazir is an amazing host
mr nazir and his family were exceptionally caring hosts
nazir vai is really a super host
nazir's place is ideally located
if you wish to relax or travel srinagar book this place without hesitation
a great place to spend a few days
srinagar lake in itself is a great tourist location - very scenic and relaxing
lovely family beautiful location 10/10 stay
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Experience the comfort of a houseboat on Dal Lake

If you are planning to take a vacation in Srinagar any time soon, then, without a doubt, you will need a peaceful accommodation during your stay. For the affordable yet comfy accommodation options, a houseboat might be the way to go. Check out some of the best choices for unique Dal Lake houseboats in Srinagar above.

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Irene Mwikali is a graduate student in Kenya who has a passion for travelling and exploring the world. Currently, her love for travel has taken her to several destinations including South Africa,...Read more

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