We booked Chicago Houeboats purely based on the reviews on TA and we were not disappointed.
Houseboat - We were a group of 6 and We had the entire 'Persian Gulf' HB to ourself. It has 3 bed rooms(one being the master and hence very large) with attached bathrooms and dressing rooms.All the rooms had intricate carvings on the walls and ceiling. The furniture was luxurious, made up of walnut wood.Every bed room has a dressing table, lamp, centre table etc. The drawing room boasts of the best furniture and it also had a TV with Airtel DTH subscription.Best part of the HB was a small balcony to sit and gaze at the beautiful Dal lake and all the activities in and around it.
Every bed had electric blankets and enough number of blankets to keep you warm.
Overall the HB was very neat and clean and well maintained.
Location - Chicago group of houseboats are moored on the Golden lake which is pretty scenic. At the front, you can see the snow capped mountains and scores of houseboats.All the houseboats of Chicago group are in a row.
Food - Mohammad bhai was our care-taker who left no stones unturned to ensure that we had a comfortable stay. The food was awesome(there is a cook for all the HBs) and we loved every bit of it. Chicken curry, Mutton Roganjosh, Mutter Paneer everything was delicious.
Ajaz had impeccably planned our entire trip, along with bookings in Gulmarg and Pahalgam hotels. Tariq- our driver was an excellent guide who was with us during our entire trip.
Ajaz bhai - may your tribe grow!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- There are spacious three-bedroom boats and cozy two-bedrooms; all feature attached bathrooms, electricity and modern plumbing. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Chicago Group Of Houseboats Hotel Srinagar
- Chicago Group Of Houseboats Srinagar, Kashmir