About Houseboats at Dal Lake, Srinagar
If there is a paradise on earth then you have seen it in the Kashmir Valley with the mountains, lakes, rivers and gardens. As soon as you reach the summer capital town of Srinagar located on the banks of the River Jhelum, you are mesmerised by its beauty and forget all about the political conflicts. Srinagar is absolutely tourist friendly and people are hospitable. In summer the city glows in the colours of its gardens as lakes and rivers are brimming with water, while in winters, the snow melts your heart.
The River Jhelum, a tributary of the Indus flows into the Dal Lake, one of the most famous landmarks of Srinagar. Although there are several lakes in the city, the Dal Lake is the most prominent lined with houseboats, which are synonymous with the city. When in Srinagar, a visit is not complete if you do not stay in one of these elegantly designed structures that is virtually a piece of art. Wake up to mountains, go for a cruise on the shikara, the wooden boat, let the flower sellers bring perfumed blossoms to your doorstep, watch the sun rise and set, look for birds and just let the waters of the lake soothe you.