Need help for Hotels & Houseboats in Srinagar

Dear all,

Need your help in identifying good hotels/ houseboats in Srinagar. We (wifey, kids) are planning a trip in mid June. We plan to spend a night in a houseboat, and 3-4 nights in a hotel. Range 3-5K per night. Need suggestions, tips, contact details, et al!!

Also, would like to have suggestions whether we should spend all the 5 nights in Srinagar, and have day trips to Sonmarg/ Gulmarg/ Pahalgam, or rather split the stay?


P.S. Needless to say, the detailed travelogue will be at service of fellow BCMTians post our trip.


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I stayed with Marco Polo houseboats last year. It was pretty good. They have a few houseboats, and were kind enough to give me a houseboat that had no other guests. Also, they have shikaras coming to the boat to pick me for boat rides to Dal and Nageen lakes. They also booked a hotel for me at Sonamarg.


Have fun.


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You might want to check the suites at the Welcome Hotel on the Boulevard.
Top floor and very well appointed. Full Dal Lake view. A bit on the expensive side.