A small balcony-like deck opens to the verandah of Shangloo Palace, offering the most mesmerizing views of the hills and rays of sun beaming through it, that embrace the waters of the lake. The sitting area is furnished with hand-carved furniture and the windows decorated with the famous Kashmiri hand-embroidered curtains. The colors of the floor carpets add to the vibrancy of the interior. The hall leads to the dining area, a small kitchen that offers steaming Kashmiri Kahwa, breads, and Nun Chai (salt tea) A long window-exit opens into a terrace garden; full of daisies, carnations and marigolds, a perfect seat to sun bathe at early mornings when the cold wind cuts in.
Golden Hopes Houseboats are operated by a local family that has been hosting travellers in the valley for the last 90 years. This houseboat is located on the quiet and blissful corner of the Dal Lake. With a room with a view of blooming lotuses all around and the view of the white Pir Panjals, there could not be a more serene location to be at when in Srinagar.Space: Accommodation for 2 in 1 bedroomAmenities: Free breakfast, Wifi, accessible kitchen, heating, hot tub and laptop friendly workspacePrice: ₹1,526per nightClick here to book.