“Located in Kashmir on Lake Dal, this restored vintage boat has 5 cabins and magnificent views.”
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Hotel Description

Discover the Himalayan Valley of Kashmir’s warm hospitality, rich culture, and pristine nature on a houseboat. Moored in the beautiful Dal Lake, the unique atmosphere, which reflects traditional heritage and modern facilities, includes elegantly appointed guestrooms, large living rooms, an open-air sundeck and terrace, complemented by Continental, Indian and local Kashmiri food.

There is no substitute for local knowledge and personal assistance to help you plan the perfect stay. The Secret Retreats Concierge is ready to share insider tips with you to ensure you book the best room for your stay on the best available rate or offer , to share tips on what to see and do and where to dine, to help you with personal requests, and to keep you informed of any cultural events, shows or festivals that match your dates of stay. Enjoy the difference that turns a good stay, into a great travel experience. Your Secret Retreats Concierge is looking forward to hearing from you. Contact the concierge on dream@secret-retreats.com.

Room Description

Why Book With Secret Retreats?

Concierge Service

Personal assistance from our Concierge offering local knowledge and insider tips to help you plan and book your perfect Asian journey.

Personal Service

The peace of mind and personal service one can only enjoy by booking direct with the Asian experts.

Local Knowledge

Benefit from our local knowledge and passion for our homes to personalize your stay.

Exclusive Offers

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Your Concierge is ready to assist you with completing your reservation on dream@secret-retreats.com

Hotel Facilities & Highlights

Sukoon Houseboat highlight
Sundeck with comfortable loungers and tables for lunch.
Sukoon Houseboat highlight
The Sukoon walk does not involve any hardcore trekking, but easy hiking up a grassy hill and will appeal to all age groups.

Your Host & The Team

Altaf Chapri Altaf Chapri
“I believe that India has the oldest and most gracious system of refined hospitality, and with my team, we are keen to bring this to the attention of all beyond our shores." After the creation of Neeleshwar Hermitage on a glorious beach in Malabar - the unexplored beauty of northern Kerala - and the addition of a rice barge on the backwaters, connected to the Hermitage and giving guests the opportunity to visit some of the least visited temples and villages in Kerala, the property has won twice the award by CNBC TRAVEL for Best Resort for health and rejuvenation. Altaf recently restored and upgraded his father's houseboat in Kashmiri’s Dal lake and launched the only Eco Luxury houseboat and only Secret Retreats in Kashmir.”

Welcome to Kashmir

Kashmir, the name itself is evocative of travel, journeys through exotic cultures, magnificent landscapes and the romance of travelling through ancient lands. And what could be more romantic than a stay on a Dal lake houseboat in Srinagar, the summer capital of Kashmir?

The northernmost state of the Indian sub-continent, on the edge of the Himalayas, Kashmir is a melting pot of cultures, offering the traveller a rich variety of fascinating experiences set within majestic landscapes, and the Secret Retreats Kashmir boutique hotels provide the perfect home from home for your Kashmir holiday.

All Secret Retreats hotels in Kashmir are privately owned. Often the homes of the owners, each property is closely connected with its location from the luxury houseboats in Srinagar to the Heritage hotel in Ladakh the owners, staff and management are proud to share their home with their guests and unlock the region’s secrets with you as they share their local knowledge and favourite spots.

Useful Information

Total number of rooms: 5
Annual closing:
From 01 November to 01 March

Time zone: (GMT+05:30) New Delhi
Currency accepted: INR
Electricity voltage: 230V
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Your concierge is ready to assist you with planning and completing your reservation, contact them on dream@secret-retreats.com
Drive Eat of Srinagar, to the southern part of Dal Lake
Nearest Airport: Srinagar- SXR - 12 km
Nearest Railway Station: Jammu - 290 km

Kabatoor Khanna, Rani Mahal, Dal Lake, Srinagar, Kashmir Srinagar, India


Time & Weather

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25° C

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Local Time

5:58 pm