Cherishing the placidity of Jhelum River, Srinagar is a Heaven on Earth. This union territory is a world-renowned destination for the quaintness of the lake with photographic beauty. Treasuring the romantic moments in the traditional houseboats Shikara, which is a part of culture, sailing across the lake is one of the wonderful opportunities. These houseboats as used for luxurious guesthouses and also as shops on the water. On the other side, Mughal gardens make the city bloom with the colours of exquisiteness. Along with nature’s blissfulness, Srinagar lives with several mosques, shrines and bazaars of typical Central Asian feel.
Surrounded by lotuses, Sukoon is moored on the beautiful Dal Lake in the heart of the verdant Kashmir Valley, surrounded by the pristine peaks of the Himalayas. The houseboat sits amidst the beauty of nature and enjoys breathtaking views of the snow-covered peaks of the Pir Panjal Mountains.
The richness of history is also present, silently proclaiming the Valley’s tradition of tolerance: distant silhouettes of the hilltop temple founded by the famous philosopher-saint Adi Shankara in the eighth century and the impressive sixteenth-century fort built by the Mughal Emperor, Akbar the Great can both be seen from the boat.
It was the Maharaja of Kashmir who first allowed the nineteenth-century British visitors to live in houseboats. Sukoon brings this traditional concept of a residential houseboat into the modern era while losing none of the charm of history. Spacious and stylish, it has five en-suite bedrooms, each one named after the famous Mughal Gardens.
There is a communal sitting and dining room, with ample space for relaxing. By day you can watch life go by on the lake at the same unhurried pace it has done for centuries; at night you can dine under the endless canopy of brilliant stars, lulled by the gently lapping water.
The houseboat has an open-air sundeck and terrace which gives breathtaking views of the surrounding nature while diving at peace. The staff at the houseboat ensures that you get a scrumptious meal with heavenly taste. One can opt from local Kashmiri food along with Indian and continental cuisine as per the choice.
Measuring 18 ft x 16 ft, with beautiful walnut carved furniture. Kashmiri, Indian and continental cuisine is served.
Have an enchanting meal either indoor at Ziyaafat, multi-cuisine restaurant or dine elegantly on the Sun-deck, Fizaa
Fizaa, the Sun Desk
Offering 360-degree views of the lake and the surrounding mountains. Breakfast here in the early morning sunshine is the perfect way to start the day.
A calm vantage point from which you can enjoy watching daily life go past. In the evening, relax here with a sundowner before a romantic private dinner.