Houseboat Vacation - India Vacation Packages
Have an enthralling experience on your houseboat vacations in Kashmir India. Enjoy the panorama of beautiful surroundings and relish at variety of delicious Kashmiri cuisines on your houseboat vacation.
Houseboat Vacation in Dal Lake
Dal Lake is famous for its beauty and its unique
cultural life. The lake has Shikara and Houseboat communities living there
for centuries. The Dal Lake hosts the world famous Shikaras and Houseboats.
Houseboats are the floating accommodations for the tourists with all the
facilities available. The experience of a holiday in Kashmir, can be
enriched and made memorable with the stay on a houseboat, that are
surrounded by great mountain view. Initially house boats used to be the
residences of Britishers who moved from place to place.
The house boat are carpeted and embellished hotels. Soothed by the sound of
water lapping against the hull, it lends the cozy comfort in the living
room. The delicious Kashmiri and all the other meals are also served. The
stay in houseboat offers an exposure to various wonders of nature that one
hardly gets to see. This includes - ravens and hawks swooping on the lake to
catch insects and fish early in the morning, the garden boats late in the
afternoon that look like floating garden, and the weed collector, with his
boat, laden with the heavy and wet weeds of the lake.
The surrounding view changes with the season although the magnificent
mountains of the Pir Panjal(also spelt as Panchal), with glimpses of the
great Himalayas, are a constant backdrop. In winter the entire scene is snow
laden, besides the clear waters of the lake itself. However in case of
extreme cold the lake freezes.
Things to do
Houseboats offer various recreational activities for the tourists like
undertaking Shikara ride, Water surfing and Skiing Angling ( for this a
license is required). You can also laze atop the decks of Houseboats For
shopping there is a shopping mall at the Boulevcard road. You can also
simply cycle around the lake and observe the lake in its full grandeur.