Idyllically endowed by Mother Nature, Kashmir is once more back on the tourist trail. One of the world’s first holiday ‘hot spots’ and offering some of the most pristine landscapes anywhere on the Indian subcontinent, it is a perfect destination for a relaxing adventure.
This wonderfully unhurried itinerary takes you to the summer capital of Srinagar and the tranquil waters of Lake Dal, where you will spend six nights relaxing aboard the five-star Sukoon Houseboat moored up on the waters of a lake that has fittingly been described as the “Jewel in the Kashmir Crown”. Your time here is free to enjoy at your own pace, whether it be relaxing on the sundeck, visiting Srinagar’s famous Mughal Gardens or exploring the old town.
Nicknamed ‘floating palaces’, Kashmir houseboats can trace their opulent origins back to the British of the Raj. Accessed by small floating taxis called shikaras and enjoying the benefits of their own kitchen-boats, they are generally made from local cedar and lavishly furnished, with verandas and terraces that offer the ideal spot for sundowners and cocktails.
*Please note the prices shown are per person and based on two persons sharing a twin or double room
Have dinner at Jagat Niwas overlooking the lake - perfect view and great value food.