Houseboats (known as Shikaras locally) in Srinagar offer the tourists a unique experience. The luxury of staying on the serene water of a lake in a graceful boat, with all the services of a luxury hotel, draws many tourists to Srinagar. Most of the houseboats anchor along the banks of Dal Lake and Nagin Lake only. Just like hotels, the houseboats of Kashmir are also categorized. There are Deluxe, A-class, B-class, C-class and D-class houseboats in Srinagar.
There are numerous hotels in Srinagar, located around the Dal Lake. Offering a comfortable stay to the tourists, these hotels provide breathtaking sights of the beautiful locales of Kashmir. There are numerous A-class, B-class and C-class hotels in Kashmir, each serving to the needs of a particular class of people. Some of the leading A-class hotels of Kashmir are:
- Ahdoo's Hotel, Residency Road
- Akbar Hotel, Kohankhan Dalgate
- Broadway Hotel, M.A.Road
- Centaur Lake View, Chashmashahi
- Grand Palace Hotel, Palace Road
- Imperial Lake View, Nehru Park
- Lake Isle Hotel, Nagin Lake
- Madhuban Hotel, Old Gagribal
- Parimahal Hotel, Boulevard
- Ruby Hotel, Lambert Line
In case you are looking for cheap accommodation, you will get numerous cheap and budget guesthouses not only in Srinagar but also other popular destinations in Kashmir valley.