Top 10 Houseboats In Srinagar That Will Not Break The Bank - Updated 2022

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Srinagar is not called “Venice of the East” for nothing. Also known as the biggest city and summer capital of the Indian states of Jammu and Kashmir, the city looms with beauty from its gardens, waterfront, and houseboats. Speaking of houseboats, the city is within Kashmir Valley on the Jhelum riverbank, which is made up of the Indus, Dal, and Anchar lakes, making it a popular place for both tourists and business-minded people wanting to make a fortune off of the water that engulfs the area. With this, here are famous houseboats in Srinagar, that will make you feel comfortable without burning a hole in your wallet!

1. S Group of houseboats (from USD 23)

This houseboat is within an eight-minute walk to Nehru Park. Hence, immersion in natural beauty, both on land and on water, is a great perk if you stay here. Furthermore, breakfast is available every morning on the boat, so you do not have to worry about going anywhere besides your floating sweet escape. The houseboat also offers a hot tub, if you feel like cold water is not your thing.

S Group Of Houseboat

Wifi Available

Address: Boulevard Road,ghat ,12 boulevard road ,dallake
Accommodates: 6

Parking Pets allowed Room service Bar 24-hour front desk Sauna Garden Terrace

2. Houseboat Altaf (from USD 68)

Lal Chowk Ghantaghar is a commercial center in the state of Jammu and Kashmir and is only 3 kilometers (1.9 miles) from the houseboat. Beautiful and calm, the area offers an on-site restaurant that serves Austrian dishes, as well as a continental or buffet breakfast to start your day right and healthy! Speaking of starting your day, skiing would be a great way to do so, since you will be able to explore the area. And, what better way to end your day with the view from the terrace of your unit - all in a day’s delight.

Houseboat Altaf and transportation

Wifi Available

Address: Ghat no 9, Boulevard Road, Dal Lake
Accommodates: 3

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities 24-hour front desk Golf course (within 3 km) Terrace Non-smoking rooms

3. Houseboat Jewel Box (from USD 56)

A jewel in Dal Lake is what you can expect in the Houseboat Jewel Box. With its jewel-like rating of 5-stars for both check-in experience and location, it assures you that nothing will go wrong during your stay and that you will have a great experience here. Air-conditioning is a rare quality in a houseboat. However, this accommodation is one of the few that has it, which is a great bonus.

Spot nature from your doorstep or terrace and enjoy the view of the Shankaracharya Temple and the Himalayan Mountains, without the long hours of travel! This stay is truly a jewel for the eyes, accompanied by a quality experience.

Houseboat Jewel Box
Srinagar, India
12 reviews  Wifi Available
Houseboat 3 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
houseboat was clean comfortable and very beautifully decorated
their houseboat is clean comfortable and the food fantastic
the plaxe is clean and tidy
beautifully decorated and very clean house; it's exactly like in the pictures
the host and his family were extremely helpful
the host and his family took care of us and made our stay as comfortable as possible
he and his family were very friendly and hospitable and gave us tips around srinagar
mohd sultan and his family are excellent hosts and extremely helpful
the area is very beautiful and yet convenient as it is close to dal gate
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4. Houseboat on peaceful Dal Lake (from USD 18)

All the essentials at a low cost, this place is great for travelers on a budget! Wi-Fi, heating, a kitchen, TV, and a hot tub are all offered in this place, for as low as 12 USD. Upon arrival, the houseboat owner will welcome you dearly and make sure you have everything you need to be comfortable. Moreover, homecooked meals and beverages are available, so be sure to try out the local cuisine from a peaceful location.

Houseboat Stay Experience- Srinagar, Kashmir.
Srinagar, kashmir, India
21 reviews  Wifi Available
Private room in houseboat 3 Beds 7 Guests 3 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 7

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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5. Golden Hopes group of houseboats (from USD 55)

Golden Hopes is family-owned and operated and they’ve been in the houseboat business for 90 years and have hosted visitors from all over the world. Being in business for a long time has helped them build on their experience, which is why this accommodation is an easy pick for travelers. The units come with a fan, wardrobe, sofa, a TV, a small, shared kitchenette to explore local recipes, and a common dining area to share with friends and family.

For accessibility, the place is only 1.5 kilometers (0.9 miles) from the city center, while the Srinagar Airport is 14 kilometers (8.7 miles) away. An airport shuttle is offered for pick up and departure, so you do not have to worry about hailing cabs.

Golden Hopes Group of Houseboats

Wifi Available

Address: Nehru Park, Gate No 14, Behind Hotel Leeward
Accommodates: 2

Parking Room service 24-hour front desk Golf course (within 3 km) Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Fishing

6. Geneva Group of houseboats (from USD 49)

Being a morning person is not so bad when you stay in this houseboat because you’ll love their variety of breakfast items. You can choose from continental, à la carte, or halal, that can all be enjoyed on site. There is also an in-house restaurant that serves a variety of Indian dishes. The accommodation offers many essentials to guests, some of which are towels and other shower needs, Wi-Fi and a shared lounge are other amenities, if the number of people you bring exceeds one room.

Geneva Group Of House Boats

Wifi Available

Address: House Boat Geneva Ghat no 12 Opp Passport Office House
Accommodates: 3

Restaurant Room service Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Laundry Dry cleaning Breakfast in the room

7. Houseboat New Pala Palace (from USD 39)

From tranquil waters to outstanding views, the Houseboat New Pala Palace lets you enjoy nature as it is. The units all have a seating area, flat-screen TV, DVD player, and much more, including a fully-equipped kitchen and a private bathroom, complete with toiletries for your grooming essentials. For business travelers, they provide ironing, as well as fax and photocopying services, so you do not have to worry about missing out on work.

Skiing and horseback riding activities are also accessible and ski equipment is available with the on-site rental service, as is water sports equipment. So, whether you are a business traveler, a simple tourist wanting to experience new things, or both, this houseboat will perfectly fit your wants and needs.

House Boat New Pala Palace

Wifi Available

Address: Boulevard Road ,Dal Lake Front Line ghat no .7
Accommodates: 4

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service 24-hour front desk Garden Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle

8. Veena Palace group of houseboats (from USD 12)

You may either enjoy a full English or Irish breakfast on this houseboat. However, being a tourist empowers you to experience a different culture and try out the local cuisine in restaurants within a few kilometers distance. This accommodation offers free Wi-Fi, parking, a bar, and a restaurant. If you encounter problems locating this place, an airport shuttle will be more than willing to bring you there.

Veena Palace Group Of Houseboats

Wifi Available

Address: Opposite Hotel Welcome,Gate No 7 Dal Lake Srinagar Kashmir
Accommodates: 2

Parking Pets allowed Room service Bar 24-hour front desk Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Terrace

9. Houseboat holiday home

This houseboat is very close to the main road. It only takes 17 minutes to get to from Nehru Park and it offers simple accommodation with free Wi-Fi. Furthermore, it has a terrace for a great view of the lake. One of the rooms you can rent has eight futon beds, which is great for a group of family and friends who are looking to experience a unique way to travel.

10. Houseboat Suzan (from USD 12)

Houseboat Suzan is located on Dal Lake and offers spacious rooms with en-suite bathrooms. This place offers a relaxing getaway because, besides being surrounded by nature, you can also avail of the on-site massage services, that will enable you to walk down the street or sleep with comfort. Going the extra mile and offering not only services but immersion into the culture, there are also tours to local attractions, organized by the place itself. To go even further, you can also request a packed lunch to bring with you during your everyday adventures.

Full experience at a low cost

All of these accommodations are priced relatively low compared to other houseboat rentals. If you find yourself on a bit of a budget, these are the ones you can choose from. Even at a low cost, you will get the full experience of Srinagar, India.

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