Srinagar is known as the jewel in the crown of Kashmir. Situated on the banks of the Jhelum, the town’s natural eye-catching beauty has enamoured millions around the world. Sightseeing is one way to discover the splendour of Srinagar, while a stay on Dal Lake is quite another experience entirely.
To make the perfect choice among Srinagar resorts, it’s best to consider online reviews. While most Kashmir resorts offer a comfortable stay and a host of services, memorable experiences are rare. Did you know that there are Srinagar resorts that can give you the best experience among the many resorts in Kashmir?
Why not stay in a Club Mahindra houseboat? Christened ‘Queen Elizabeth’ and ‘Pakhtoon Palace’, they sit pretty on Dal Lake at idyllic and secluded locations. Here’s a roundup of some Club Mahindra houseboat reviews:
A Warm Welcome
Tourists have expressed delight at how the exclusive Club Mahindra experience starts as soon as they set foot in Srinagar. A pickup from the airport is arranged with a chauffeur who drives you through town.
Arrival at the Houseboat
Reviews on the warm and welcoming hospitality extended by Club Mahindra are far too many to be missed. As one member puts it, “No matter what time you arrive, even if it’s an odd time such as the wee hours of the morning, you will be greeted with warm smiles and great attention to ensure your care and comfort.”
Tourists have expressed nothing less than awe at the decor of the houseboats in Srinagar, with their intricate Kashmiri carvings and richly woven Kashmiri carpets creating an aura of peace and beauty.
In the words of a guest who stayed in a Club Mahindra houseboat, the rooms are large, plush, and cosy, with a clean sitting area outside to view the lake in solitude. “A home away from home” is how he fondly describes his experience.
The rooms not only reflect the traditional style and décor but are also equipped with modern facilities such as Wi-Fi and TV. Each guest is provided with an electric blanket to stay warm. The reviews mention the bathrooms as being neat and tidy.
Tourists seem absolutely satisfied with Club Mahindra’s complimentary shikara rides on the lake. One reviewer mentions spotting everyday life around the lake, such as children going to school or people leaving for work. She seemed to be charmed by the rich amalgamation of scenic beauty with the humdrum of regular Kashmiri life as observed from the deck.
The reviews of food, along with the best of hospitality services, have been overwhelming. Our guests seem to have enjoyed the food served in the houseboats in Srinagar. One generously described it to be “better than eating anywhere outside, so we preferred to order all the meals in-house”.
Tourists highly ranked the quality of food and hygiene on the Club Mahindra houseboats in Srinagar. Apart from mentioning how good the food is, each review highlighted the warm hospitality that made the meals even more special.
The Overall Experience
From being described as outstanding and pleasant to unique and breathtaking, with “views to die for” (as described by a tourist), Club Mahindra houseboat reviews can be accessed on various travel websites. One tourist mentioned that hospitality is “taken to a different level altogether” on a Club Mahindra houseboat.
In conclusion, as many Club Mahindra reviews will concur, a stay in a Club Mahindra houseboat epitomises ‘heaven on earth’!