PRLog - July 16, 2014 - JANAKPURI, India -- When you visit the Vale of Kashmir, never miss staying for a night or two in the houseboats on Dal Lake. The row of Houseboats on the pellucid Dal Lake speaks volumes of the royal culture, craftsmanship and ethnicity of the Valley. You would be transported to some royal era once you are in one of those palatial house boats and the rich carvings and interior decoration would really fascinate you. Tour Operators offer various types of Kashmir houseboat tour packages for tourists these days. For more information, read on.
Kashmir is emphatically referred to as “Paradise on earth” such is its beauty full of blue lakes, snowy mountain peaks, lush green valleys and thousands of blooming flowers. The Lakes and rivers of Kashmir are extremely beautiful and there are 4 major rivers plus 11 major lakes in Kashmir. Most of the lakes have the facility of providing houseboats for tourist use. The houseboats are long and wide canoes with wooden living accommodation. They are beautifully decorated and often have all modern amenities like hot water, television and super comfortable beds. The Kashmir Houseboat Packages are a must use facility for every discerning traveler who wants to explore the many charms of Kashmir.
Features of Kashmir Houseboat Package
There are so many beautiful places and natural spots in Kashmir to visit and the average tourist is often confused as to what to accommodate in his iternary. Kashmir water bodies are utilized by local people as means of conveyance which is why Houseboats are used for travel from point to point when it comes to short distances. Hospitality agencies in Kashmir have come up with the unique idea of offering tourists an authentic slice of the Kashmiri life in the most pleasurable way possible.
The package system is usually constituted of fixed number of days and nights like the 3 night and 4 day package or the 4 night and 5 day package etc. there is a fixed cost for such package systems and some service providers also include breakfast dinner in the package. Tourists are hosted overnight on houseboats and they are taken on guided tour of the many attractions of Kashmir.
Iternary of Kashmir Houseboat Package
Usually all Kashmir Houseboat packages originate from Srinagar and go up to Gulmarg and Pahalgam and then again return to Srinagar via Houseboat. All types of assistance like pick up and drop from airport and facilitation of Houseboat check in and checkout is also provided.
For a 3 night 4 day tour the typical routine will be as under
Day 1 Arrival from Airport/ railway station to Houseboat and check in
Local tour of beautiful attractions of Shrinagar City like Mughal Gardens, the Royal Spring (Cheshmashahi)
Day 2 In the second day a fully fledged excursion of Gulmarg is facilitated. Gulmarg is till date the most visited point of Kashmir and it has an amazing variety of flowers in it. There is an 18 whole golf course and good ski resort in Gulmarg. Tourists will be again taken back to Shrinagar for overnight stay at houseboat.
Day 3 Pahalgam or the Shepherd Village is the commonest destination for the tourists who take the Houseboat Package of Kashmir. Sun temple and Awatipora Ruins are the major attractions there. Pahalgam is famous for miles of saffron fields.
Generally the cost of a 3night 4 Day Kashmir House Boat Package will come up to INR 7000 to INR 11200. The actual cost will depend upon service provider and facilities availed.
For more information and online booking visit at http://www.kashmirtourpackage.org/
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