In addition to volatility and beauty, Srinagar is world famous for its houseboats. Unfortunately, it’s also notorious for its houseboat-related tourist scams. Choose the right boat, and your stay is a dream. Choose the wrong boat, and that dream quickly becomes a nightmare. To ensure you have an enjoyable experience, it’s very important to have a good recommendation.
French Thomas discovered the Mount View houseboat while he was here during the summer and strongly recommended it to us. Hearing about the suggestion, Emma and Richard stayed here as well while we were trekking in Zanskar. They also loved it.
When we walked in, we were convinced. The faded grandeur, the retro furniture, the great collection of old books and travels guides – exactly what we were looking for. And with its peaceful location on Nagin Lake rather than touristy Dal Lake, we were sold.
To share this discovery with you guys, we’ve created our first virtual tour of our favorite Kashmiri hideaway. Enjoy.