Houseboats are the prime attractions of the heavenly tourist destination of India, Jammu and Kashmir. Traditional in style and offering home-like comfort, such are the houseboats of Jammu and Kashmir. A stay in the houseboat is like stepping into a wonderland, whose charm is immeasurable. These houseboats are moored at the overwhelming Dal Lake. The houseboats are fitted with state-of-the-art facilities and are adorned to perfection. These houseboats have small boats called shikaras, which take tourists around. Visit the floating markets in the shikaras for a different experience. The wood work and woolen carpets of these houseboats are noteworthy.
Living in houseboats is an age-old tradition in Jammu and Kashmir. This tradition was started by the Britishers who built their houses on water as they were not allowed by the then Maharajas to own land.
Plan a stay on a houseboat at the Dal Lake in Jammu and Kashmir. The pleasure of an experience on a houseboat is hard to describe. It is as if nature has embraced you and you are completely absorbed in its sheer beauty, as if you have slowly slipped into the heaven.
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