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Akbar Group Of Heritage Houseboats

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Shikara Ghat No 1, Nagin Lake, Opposite Nigeen Club, Srinagar 190006 India
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We are able to provide you with an itinerary to meet your needs and wishes, We assure you for best of our services and full cooperation at all the times. First Houseboat which was built by Our Great Grand Father Mohammad Ramzan Wangnoo in the year 1925 and ever since then we are pleased to be at your service. We do speak Hindi, Kashmiri, English, French, German & some skills in Russian. One of the famous movie in late 19's " A PASSAGE TO INDIA" was Featured in our Houseboats AKBAR.
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Hrushikesh P wrote a review Apr 2021
Pune, India33 contributions11 helpful votes
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Stayed at Akbar heritage houseboats for 6 nights from 1st april to 7th april 2021. This was our ninth stay in Akbar & one of the most memorable experience.      Although in such a difficult condition where the entire world is surviving to fight with Covid-19, the world's ultimate paradise..kashmir..is simply beyond all this to provide you comfort & much needed peace from all stress & hardships. during these pandemic times, the staff of the Akbar take extra health & hygiene measures to ensure utmost safety of each & every traveller. they compulsory wear masks. they sanitized all their houseboat rooms regularly & wash all linens in high temperature wash. you can rest assured that you are in safe hands!     Akbar HB is a true value for money. Incharge of the kitchen, Mr.Hilal.. easily the best cook in srinagar.. was extremely helpful in making sure that food was customised as per our requirements. Breakfast each day was unique with many options. Dinner served was hot, delicious & healthy.      As usual, Mr.umar drove us around many beautiful places in his innova & kept us entertained with his witty humour & stories.      Review would be incomplete without mentioning Mr.Adnan.. the kind hearted owner of Akbar. words are not enough to describe the hospitality offered by him. when you stay at akbar, you don't need to worry about anything.. simply call adnan & everything will be taken care off !      Thank you all for a memorable vacation.        
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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ml wrote a review Apr 2021
Greater Noida, India7 contributions
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Thank you adnan and team for making this our best trip ever and we promise we will come back every year! After reaching there, my 10 year old daughter told me that she couldn't believe that she was here!!We experienced beauty & hospitality beyond our imagination , such is kashmir and such are its people ! We stayed in akbar houseboat for 3 nights, and the place, the hospitality everything was unforgettable. Adnan, who runs the houseboats, helped us finalize our itinerary in kashmir and he also arranged for an excellent driver during our stay, hussain, who became more like a family member in these few days when he drove us to gulmarg and pahalgam. To say anything about adnan will be less, one needs to meet him to know him and you will like to come back coz you know this person will go out of his way to make you feel at home. The staff at the houseboat, Yassin who was managing the arrangements in the houseboat, and the cook Hilal were so helpful and friendly and made our stay so homely that when we8 were leaving on the last day, we felt like we were saying bye to our relatives whom we will meet in next summer holidays!! I have to also inform that the property was very neat and clean and very very well maintained. The bathrooms were super clean with super hot water. Food was like home cooked, delicious meal every time. The highlight was the view from the porch, Please watch my pics to know what I mean! You can't get these views from anywhere. Not just the sunrise view, but the night view of the mountain range too. I have no doubts, that I will visit kashmir every year now and will stay in no other place than this!!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Vidhya Nair wrote a review Apr 2021
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I had a wonderful experience here. It was my first time in a house boat an I couldn't ask for anything better. It was more than I expected. The hospitality and hygiene is top. If you are in Kashmir and want a wholesome experience. This is a must!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Gaurav N wrote a review Apr 2021
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Mind blowing maintenance of property and hospitality. Amazingly nice person Adnan the property owner is, and since he is directly involved in daily operations, the houseboat gives the highest level of hospitality I saw in my whole kashmir trip (noteworthy that I also stayed in 4 point Sheraton in first leg, and this one even beat their hospitality). Adnan makes sure he keeps guest away frm unnecessary bargaining for shikara rides and provides access only to genuine good merchandise sellers, so guest are not disturbed !! P.S. This houseboat is in Nigeel lake of Srinagar, which is far more peaceful and much less commercialised than Dal lake houseboats
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Manjula wrote a review Apr 2021
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We stayed 4 nights and 05 days in Akbar Houseboat. Mr. Andan has provided safe and best hospitality I have ever experienced in my life time. The houseboat was very clean and the staff were helpful. They helped me celebrate my spouse surprise birthday party as well. Mr.Andan helped arranged sikarara and cab for side kashmir Tour. I would like to specially thanks to all team, Mr. Abid , Mudasir, Hilal for best hospitality and Umer best driver, who drove us in amazing places, Gulmarg, Phalgram and Sonmarg... If it's more than 5 stars , I would have definitely given with Soul🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Definitely we will return back and stay in same romantic place... Highly recommend... Best Of Luck ...
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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US$31 - US$44 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaJammu and KashmirKashmirSrinagar DistrictSrinagar
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Akbar Group Of Heritage Houseboats
Which popular attractions are close to Akbar Group Of Heritage Houseboats?
Nearby attractions include Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden (5.4 km), Shankaracharya Hill (4.8 km), and Dal Lake (4.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Akbar Group Of Heritage Houseboats?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, airport transportation, and room service.
What food & drink options are available at Akbar Group Of Heritage Houseboats?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Akbar Group Of Heritage Houseboats?
Conveniently located restaurants include Stream Restaurant, Ahdoos, and Krishna Vaishno Dhaba.
Does Akbar Group Of Heritage Houseboats have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Akbar Group Of Heritage Houseboats offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Akbar Group Of Heritage Houseboats?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kathi Darwaza (1.2 km) and Parihaspora Pattan (4.8 km).
Does Akbar Group Of Heritage Houseboats have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.