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Taken in July of 2016 in Srinagar
Tags: Dal Lake, Houseboat, India, Jammu & Kashmir, Kashmir, photographs, photos, pictures, Srinagar, tourism, travel
Aside from the photos, how were they? Would you stay again, etc.?
It was fine. Neither exceptional nor bad. Part of the benefit should have been the solitude, but one had less solitude because salesmen come around to visit in a way they never would be allowed to knock on your hotel room door. Of course, we were there during curfew, so people were probably more desperate than usual.
I can imagine the curfews did change your experience quite a bit. They look intriguing. Do they function similar to a bnb or auberge, just floating?
No. They’re moored in place, not like the houseboats in Kerala which are actually as much a boat as a house. These are more house than boat. They just started building on the lake because foreign nationals during colonial times couldn’t own land in Kashmir, and this was away for them to make an end run around that law in order to be homeowners.
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