Qayaam GahIndia/Qayaam+Gah

Starting price: from 450 USD/night.

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Qayaam Gah Hotel in Srinagar, India is a wonderful boutique hotel that offers a unique and captivating experience in the picturesque region of Kashmir. Nestled amidst the breath-taking Himalayan mountains and overlooking the serene Dal Lake, the hotel offers a tranquil retreat for travellers seeking a peaceful and rejuvenating stay. The words ‘Qayaam Gah’ in Islamic culture, mean a place to perform night prayers, and in Sufism, a station on the journey to beatification and the highest mystical state of mind. Our hope for guests is this spirit will inspire guests to slow down, live in the moment and find inner peace and tranquillity. The hotel's architecture is inspired by local Kashmiri design elements and perfectly positioned to enjoy the best views of the surrounding nature, mountains, and Dal Lake below. And the hotel's exterior is adorned with beautiful gardens and colourful flowers, creating a serene ambiance as you approach the property.

Qayaam Gah Hotel’s well-appointed rooms and suites that are elegantly designed with a blend of modern and traditional aesthetics. The rooms offer panoramic views of the surrounding mountains or the picturesque Dal Lake and are equipped with all the amenities a modern traveller requires. Some rooms also feature private balconies or patios where guests can enjoy the stunning views and soak in the natural beauty of the surroundings. The hotel's warm and welcoming staff is dedicated to providing personalized service and ensuring that guests have a comfortable and memorable stay. They are knowledgeable about the local area and can assist with arranging sightseeing tours, outdoor activities, and transportation, allowing guests to explore the beauty of Kashmir with ease.

The hotel's dining options showcase the flavours of Kashmiri cuisine, with a focus on local ingredients and traditional recipes. The in-house restaurant at Qayaam Gah offers a diverse menu that includes Kashmiri specialties, as well as Indian and international dishes. Guests can also enjoy their meals in the hotel's beautifully landscaped gardens or on a terrace overlooking the Dal Lake, creating a truly memorable dining experience.

Qayaam Gah Srinagar also offers a range of facilities for leisure and relaxation. The hotel has a spa that offers a variety of rejuvenating treatments, including traditional Kashmiri massages and therapies, to help guests unwind and rejuvenate. The hotel’s rooftop terrace is the perfect spot for guests to enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and Dal Lake below while sipping on a cup of Kashmiri Kahwa, a local specialty tea. The Qayaam Gah Hotel in Srinagar offers a unique and enchanting experience with its stunning location, traditional Kashmiri charm, and warm hospitality. It is a perfect destination for travellers seeking a peaceful and serene getaway amidst the beauty of the Himalayas and the Dal Lake.

Your Host and The Team


“I like to think that Kashmir is different from what is portrayed in India. We don’t see any religious differences here, everyone is welcome. In the cosmos, there are no barriers, the only barriers are down here. Whosoever is a Sufi is a traveller in his heart. Sufism is about the inner heart. All the rituals take you on an inner journey where the end is knowing yourself and your relationship with God. We are all from the same source.”




“Perfectly located in a serene and discrete location above Dal Lake, Qayaam Gah shares unbeatable views with its guests of the lake below and the Zabarwan Hills beyond. Elegant and steeped in character from the hospitality and service style to the architecture and room interiors, a wonderful and quintessentially Kashmiri sense of place is guaranteed at Qayaam Gah.”
Kim, the discoverer.




Rooms

Qayaam Gah features 7 rooms in 2 room types, the Villas and the Suites. Sleeping up to 2 guests as standard both the Villas and Suites can sleep up to a maximum of 3 guests with the addition of an extra bed (chargeable). The Suites can also interconnect, perfect for families or groups of friends travelling together.

Villas (4 units)

The 4 Villas have been named after famed and respected Sufi poets and mystics (Habba Khatto, Lal Ded, Rumi, Rabia). Each of the 4 Villas offers wonderful views of the lake and surrounding mountains and pay homage to vernacular style with traditional Kashmiri carpets, woodcarving and Bukhari wood burning stoves. A spacious 73sqm, each villa is set with a king bed, full bathroom with bathtub and a large verandah perfectly positioned to share an uninterrupted 180-degree view of Dal Lake and the surrounding hills.
Maximum capacity: 3 people (with the addition of an extra bed, chargeable)

Suites (3 units)

The 3 Suites have also been named after revered Sufi poets and mystics (Hafiz, Shamas, Mahjoor). As with the villas the 3 suites share beautiful views of the Dal Lake with guests. At 64sqm the suites sleep up to 2 guests as standard and a maximum of 3 guests with the addition of an extra bed (chargeable). Two of the suites can also inter-connect, making them perfect for families. Each suite also includes a full en-suite bathroom with bathtub and shower, and a large verandah with uninterrupted 180-degree views of Dal Lake and the surrounding hills.
Maximum capacity: 3 people (with the addition of an extra bed, chargeable).

Hotel Facilities and Highlights

Qayaam Gah highlight
  • Concierge/Tour DeskConcierge/Tour Desk
    WifiWifi
    Eco FriendlyEco Friendly
    Private IslandPrivate Island
    NatureNature
    GardenGarden
    LakeLake
    Swimming PoolSwimming Pool
    Spa/MassageSpa/Massage
    AyurvedaAyurveda

Useful Information

GENERAL
Total number of rooms: 7 guest rooms
Opening time:
Check-in from 14:00
Check-out until 12:00

Annual closing:
none

Time zone: (GMT+05:30) New Delhi
Currency accepted: INR
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard
Electricity voltage: 220V
Electricity plug type:
ACCESS
About 35minute’s drive from Srinagar Airport (SXR) and 15minute’s drive from Dal Lake. Airport transfers can be arranged, please contact the Secret Retreats concierge to book your private airport transfers.
Airport: Srinagar Sheikh ul-Alam International Airport (SXR) - 22 km
Railway Station: Jammu Railway Station - 270 km

CONTACT
Pora, Brain Hills, Astaan Rd, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir 191121 , India
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We Care

As stewards of invaluable land, Qayaam Gah is committed to creating a sustainable, eco- friendly environment for guests and the community alike. Our policy of giving employment to the neighbouring village communities has been with us for fifteen years now and has evolved into a 95% local ‘family’ of staff that learn and grow with us. Produce is locally sourced ensuring maximum freshness and minimum food-miles, while providing vital support for the local economy. Through our carefully curated tours we encourage guests to connect with village life and culture to gain an enriching experience of our destination with positive footprints for all to benefit. We are exceptionally proud of our No-Plastic policy. From the beginning we have served water filtered by the very latest reverse osmosis system, served in traditionally copper vessels or glass. All discharged water is in turn re-cycled, treated and used on the land rather than pollute the river, lake or sea. Constantly striving to improve our ecological footprint, we incorporate local building techniques and materials in our ventures and by 2023 aim to further our use of solar powered lights.

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