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Young Bombay Group of House Boats

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Young Bombay Group of House Boats Boulaverd Road Ghat No 9 Goldan Dal Lake, Srinagar 190001 India
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 22/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 22/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#8 of 666 Speciality lodging in Srinagar
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Deluxe houseboat at Dal Lake, maintained by a traditional Kasmiri family. You will have the opportunity to experience the true hospitability of Kashmiri people, taste the local cuisine (also European food and spiceless dishes available), drink free Kahwa (traditional Kashmiri tea). The houseboat is deluxe, i.e. it is a richly decorated wooden piece of art. It has two spacious bedrooms with king-size beds, soft European-type (!) mattresses, one dining room, one living room and lakeside terrace. Electricity, 24-hours hot water (own boiler), mosquito nets in windows, fans in bedrooms and the common space. Comfortable bedding and traditional wooden furniture. Spotlessly clean rooms and bathrooms, which you have probably not seen in India. Internet in the family room. We can make special arrangements for long-term stays and have regular European residents (French and English speaking). We can help you with all your travel arrangements, from airport and bus station transfers, to jeep and taxi rentals, and boat trips on the lake. In particular, we recommend trips to the old town of Srinagar, Mugal gardens around the Dal Lake, shikara (boat) rides on the lake and visits to the floating market and the night market. We help you arrange transportation to mountain stations at Gulmarg, Sonmarg and Pahgram in Kashmir with trekking options. We can arrange transportation and trips to Ladakh, Manali and Jammu, and recommend you reliable travel agents in Srinagar for safe flight arrangements. It's a unique place on Dal Lake, with a mixture of European and Kashmiri atmosphere. Only here you can spend your evenings watching the boats floating on the lake, drinking Kahwa and talking to other fellow travellers. From the roof, you can observe the wild birds, boats on the lake, the surrounding mountains and the impressive Srinagar fort on top of the hill. Everyday crossing to our boat is easy - we have own shikara (crossing lake boat), and the price includes one-way passage to the shore. For getting to the houseboat from the shore, you just take one of shikara-taxis for 5 rupees only. We can also help you find accommodation for more tourists, as we own several other neighbouring boats in various price classes. Family Gousani welcomes you to enjoy the true Kashmiri hospitality in the serene landscape of the wonderful Dal Lake!
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Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Restaurant
Bicycle rental
Boating
Airport transportation
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Wifi
Breakfast available
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Hiking
Ski rentals
Fishing
Car hire
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Sun deck
ATM on site
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Soundproof rooms
Desk
Dining area
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Room service
Seating area
Separate living room
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Sofa bed
Electric blanket
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Vasant Vs wrote a review 4 Jan
Hyderabad District, India2 contributions
Stayed for one night and good and decent with all facilities. Little more colder due to water beneath the room in December. There was surprise gift with candle light dinner which was really awesome for couples/honeymoon. Wifi was good with reasonable speed as well.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Rahul Taneja wrote a review 3 Jan
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Their hospitality is commendable. Beds with electric blankets, mesmerizing view of Dal Lake from the boat, amazing home cooked food (veg as well as non-veg) and lastly highly cooperative staff. The family owns this boat for more than 70 years now.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Mayuresh wrote a review 3 Jan
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Fantastic experience with amazing hospitality. Special thanks to Bilal bhai for beautiful arrangements like room decor, cake , candle light dinner, Hot kawah,Room heaters, in love with kashmir and Will definitely visit again.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Chiranjit Fouzdar wrote a review Dec 2020
New Delhi, India6 contributions
Young Bombay group of houseboat is highly recommended to all the travellers. We stayed there with friends and had a memorable experience. Mr. Bilal welcomed us and took care great care of our entire stay. He was always on his toes to help us, even at late night. The surprise candle light dinner was also wonderful. Whenever you go there, just look for Bilal and he will take care of you with honesty. A big thumps up👍
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Annie wrote a review Dec 2020
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It was so peaceful and beautiful place in earth trust me. It’s the place ,if you want peace from everything you can come here . Trust me you get “sukun” in life. Most importantly it’s very safe place and Homely environment . Best part is “ammy k hath ka Khana”. Love her a lot . I went there alone but not a single moment I felt am away from my family because it’s a combination of everything love , peace & safety. I recommend all friends and women to visit there . It’s the place where you will never regret. You will love the view and shikara ride there. Most important property is very well maintained. As solo traveler I recommend this place please visit you will love it.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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PRICE RANGE
US$ 24 - US$ 32 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaJammu and KashmirKashmirSrinagar DistrictSrinagar
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Young Bombay Group of House Boats
Which popular attractions are close to Young Bombay Group of House Boats?
Nearby attractions include Shankaracharya Hill (1.2 km), Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden (4.0 km), and Dal Lake (6.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Young Bombay Group of House Boats?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Young Bombay Group of House Boats?
Top room amenities include a desk, a dining area, and extra long beds.
What food & drink options are available at Young Bombay Group of House Boats?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, breakfast, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Young Bombay Group of House Boats?
Yes, paid private parking nearby and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Young Bombay Group of House Boats?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ahdoos, Stream Restaurant, and Krishna Vaishno Dhaba.
Does Young Bombay Group of House Boats have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Young Bombay Group of House Boats offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Young Bombay Group of House Boats?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kathi Darwaza (2.8 km) and Parihaspora Pattan (4.2 km).
Does Young Bombay Group of House Boats have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.