“Located in Kashmir on Lake Dal, this restored vintage boat has 5 cabins and magnificent views.”,
Kim, the discoverer. Read the full story.
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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.

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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 Srinagar, Kashmir

Situated in Kashmir Valley, and forming part of Northwest India’s administrative state of Kashmir and Jammu, Srinagar is set around Dal Lake. Explore Paradise Valley’s stunning landscapes filled with lush pine forests, historic treasures, Himalayan wildlife, wondrous nature, mountain culture, tantalising Kashmiri cuisine, and warm hospitable people starting in Srinagar. Nicknamed the Lake City and the state’s summer capital, Srinagar is an ancient town steeped in legend and history. Discover its sights and sounds at the city’s most prominent landmark Dal Lake laden with local villages, floating vegetable gardens and lotus blossom fields. Endowed with ancient shrines and mosques, the quaint medieval Old City offers insight into this land’s rich historic past. The Mughal Gardens are also wondrous.

Ski on India’s best slopes in the hill resort Gulmarg, or play a round of golf on one of the world’s highest courses. Other activities there include: nature walks, horseback riding and a gondola cable car. Embark on a jungle safari through Dachigam National Park. Wander along the pony trails amidst magnificent mountains in the Valley of Shepherds at Pahalgam, or marvel at Pampore’s saffron fields and Awantipura ruins. The hub and heart of Kashmir—Srinagar.

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
Electricity plug type:    
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


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