Kashmir conjures images of snowclad mountains,pristine lakes,,heavenly gardens ,chinar trees,shikaras and houseboats.It had been my dream to stay in one and that finally happened in August 2014.Enroute to Ladakh, our group had an overnight stay in a houseboat named Sea Palace.Most of the houseboats in the vicinity were occupied as it was the peak tourist season.
These houseboats are categorised into luxury,deluxe and standard and they are anchored unlike their Kerala counterparts.Our houseboat had 3 bedrooms,dining room and kitchen and was tastefully furnished.The boats are made of cedarwood and the accessories are from walnut. The luxury ones have 5 star facilities with plush interiors.
Got up early to watch the sun rise.Guess who came to keep me company?
Though short it was an unforgettable experience. I wish to go back and explore more of Dal lake .