Floating palaces and fulfilled dreams

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.

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HOUSEBOATS

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.

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LUXURY HOUSEBOATy-google images

LUXURY HOUSEBOAT google images

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MY BEDROOM

MY BEDROOM

Got up early to watch the sun rise.Guess who  came to keep me company?

CAN YOU SEE ?

CAN YOU SEE ?

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Though short it  was an unforgettable experience.  I wish to go back  and explore more of Dal lake .