The WHG Gurkha HB is located in the serene waters of Nigeen lake. We stayed there for 1 night which I personally think is more than enough for a houseboat experience.
The HB is nicely carved and is very well maintained and clean. We would like to thank 'Chachaji' and Mr.Raees for their generous hospitality during our stay. The food was nicely cooked and met our expectations. Bathrooms were ok but the water pressure in the overhead shower was too low to be effective. Our rooms had 1 double and 1 single bed so for our kid there was an extra bed readily available. Since the rooms were not facing the lake, the view from windows was restricted to adjacent houseboats.
While reaching to the HB, you have to take a 'Shikara' ride from the other side of the lake which is the most preferred route to reach the HB. The management pays for the check-in check-out trip but other than that you have to pay from your pocket which is not much expensive. Even though officially the Shikaras close down by 7pm, I will suggest that you should try for a round in the in the Nigeen lake in the night. For us it was an unforgettable experience.
Overall, houseboat experience is a must for everyone who is visiting Kashmir and I would highly recommend to stay on the Nigeen lake.
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- Gurkha Houseboats Hotel Srinagar
- Gurkha Houseboats Srinagar, Kashmir
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