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Moonshine Houseboats

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Nagin Lake, Ashai Bagh Bridge, Srinagar 190006 India
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#26 of 677 Speciality lodging in Srinagar
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Moonshine Group of Houseboats is located at most beautiful spot at Nigeen Lake " Views of the surrounding mountains , Lake can be enjoyed from the Balcony of Houseboat . The houseboats offer leisure activities, guaranteed to deliver a contented and pleasant stay. Moonshine Group of Houseboats offers Super Deluxe Room , Deluxe Rooms ,Standard Rooms are the Three room options offered to the guests for accommodation. The rooms are lavishly designed with beautiful wood carved interiors. The antique furniture and stylish Kashmiri carpets add to its appeal . Each boat has been built by hand, its exquisite interior intricately carved from fragrant cedar wood and sumptuously decorated using beautifully carved walnut furniture, hand-woven wool and silk rugs, khadi embroidery and richly colored paper machie items. We provide homely atmosphere making your stay truly memorable. Here you enjoy at most personalized care and impeccable service. Sleep in comfortable and designed bedrooms with comfy beds and modern amenities. Friendly atmosphere of clean and comfortable accommodation that brings the nostalgia of old Indian hospitality alive.
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Mansi Jain wrote a review Feb 2021
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India2 contributions
We had booked houseboat for 1 night and then we moved to hotel. It was great experience. The houseboat was very cleaned and washrooms was also very hygienic. WiFi was working properly. The hot water was available everytime. Ashiq bhai was very supportive. The food was very tasty. The view was amazing and very peaceful. The overall experience was very nice.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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NINA wrote a review Dec 2020
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I traveled to Kashmir six times between 2005 and 2008. During this time period I booked a fly fishing trip through Fayaz Raga, and I stayed on Moonshine Houseboat, which is owned by Sultan Raga. I did not deal exclusively with the Raga family during my visits, but my experiences with them, by far, surpassed my experiences with other outfitters in Kashmir. In general, my experiences in Kashmir, doing business with Kashmiri people have always been great, but the Raga family's genuine care for my enjoyment and for me to have only good experiences make me look back on them with the fondest of memories. These a good people. All they want is for you to appreciate the beauty of their home and their culture and spread the word. Fly fishing with Fayaz Raga at Aru, near Pahalgam, is one of my most beautiful memories. He arranged for my driver, my gear, my licenses, and took me to his favorite fishing spot. This fishing spot was magical. Our tents were pitched in the front yard of a gypsy family's sod roof dugout house, directly on a beautiful spring with emerald colored water. The stream's waist-deep rapids ran continuously in both directions, and we did not run out of spots to hit. We caught 42 emerald trout that were all about 7-12 inches. We brought them back to Srinagar afterwards, and the women cooked great food with them. It was a truly beautiful trip. Fayaz Raga and Manzoor Karnai made sure that I did not have a single thing to worry about. They even entertained me with some campfire singing. Fayaz Raga is a great person to hang out with. As a white woman, it is rare when you can find a male friend in India that will not try to make an advance. Not only did Fayaz not make any advances on me, he made my entire time relaxing and comfortable, because he made sure that no one else did either. He said, "You are my sister, and I will make sure that people treat you as well as they treat my sisters." He is true to his word. He and his father, Sultan, and the other people they work with all made a point to make me feel safe and at ease. This is extremely rare in India. Sultan Raga's houseboat is named "Moonshine." It is on the inner shore (fortress shore) of Lake Nageen. When staying in a houseboat in Srinagar, it is ideal to be on Lake Nageen over Dal Lake. It is a much smaller lake and a more strategic location. There are fewer people on Nageen, and the boats are spaced wider apart. This means you have a better view of the natural beauty. I have stayed on other houseboats in Srinagar, but I am by far fondest of Moonshine. One very special thing about Moonshine is that it has a bathtub. Yes, a bathtub in India. The bathroom is a nice size. It serves as a little haven when you return from a trek or a day out. The boat has gorgeous woodwork. The beds are comfortable. The food is great. They are flexible about cooking. Your wish is their command. They bring you fresh Kashmiri bread and Khawa chai every morning. During my travels in India, my digestive tract was the steadiest while staying on Moonshine. The people, the natural beauty, the quality of life, and the food all make Moonshine a truly purifying environment. By far, I recommend staying here over any place else in Srinagar, Kashmir.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Akash Semlani wrote a review Dec 2020
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Amazing Hospitality..!! Really helpful staff specially the owner..!! He himself caters for each and every minute requirements of the client..!! If one is visiting Srinagar, then definitely Moonshine Houseboat should be theri stay..!!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Moonshine Houseboats, Owner at Moonshine Houseboats
Responded 10 Dec 2020
Dear Guest Thank you for taking out time to post a review of us on TripAdvisor We are delight to know that you loved our houseboat, staff, food and services. I have shared your positive feedback with my team and its a source of motivation for all of us. Such scintillating reviews make efforts worthwhile. We look forward to welcoming you back to our houseboat. Thanks & Regards Ashik & family
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Prasun Chakrabartty wrote a review Nov 2020
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The houseboat and it's interiors are absolutely stunning.the host (ashik ji) and his family are genuinely the some of the best people we've ever met. The food is extraordinary just like everything else. 10/10 would recommend to everyone.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Shalimar Houseboats, Owner at Moonshine Houseboats
Responded 30 Nov 2020
I thank you for taking out time to post a review of us on TripAdvisor We are delight to know that you loved our houseboat, staff, food and services. I have shared your positive feedback with my team and its a source of motivation for all of us. Such scintillating reviews make efforts worthwhile. We look forward to welcoming you back to our houseboat. Thanks & Regards Ash & family
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suraj wrote a review Nov 2020
New Delhi, India2 contributions
It was a wonderful experience in moonshine housebout....staff was awesome...Brilliant food ...veg non veg both ...once in a life most go there n enjoy housebout....every thing is in budget...nice n clean ...really want 2 go there again...thnx to asik bhai..5 star is less for them🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Shalimar Houseboats, Owner at Moonshine Houseboats
Responded 16 Nov 2020
Dear sir I Thank you for taking out time to post a review of us on Tripadvisor. We are delight to know that you loved our houseboat, staff, food and services. I have shared your positive feedback with my team and its a source of motivation for all of us. Such scintillating reviews make efforts worth while. We look forward to welcoming you back. Thanks & Regards Mohmmad Ashik
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PRICE RANGE
US$14 - US$32 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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IndiaJammu and KashmirKashmirSrinagar DistrictSrinagar
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Moonshine Houseboats
Which popular attractions are close to Moonshine Houseboats?
Nearby attractions include Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden (5.0 km), Shankaracharya Hill (4.2 km), and Dal Lake (4.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Moonshine Houseboats?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, free parking, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Moonshine Houseboats?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Moonshine Houseboats?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Moonshine Houseboats?
Conveniently located restaurants include Stream Restaurant, Ahdoos, and Krishna Vaishno Dhaba.
Does Moonshine Houseboats have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Moonshine Houseboats offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Moonshine Houseboats?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Moonshine Houseboats?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Moonshine Houseboats?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to Moonshine Houseboats?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kathi Darwaza (0.8 km) and Parihaspora Pattan (4.6 km).
Does Moonshine Houseboats have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.