Pleasant weather, scenic green views, beautiful gardens and pristine lakes are some of the embellishments that adorn the region of Kashmir. There is a plethora attractions, ranging from flowering gardens to religious sites that enhance the beauty of the region by many folds. Among them, Dal Lake and Nagin Lake are the two prime attractions of Kashmir that are known not only for their picturesque views but also because of houseboats.
Houseboats in Kashmir, better known as floating houses in Kashmir, provide a unique way to experience the old world charm of the region. The origin of the houseboat lies in the chapters of Kashmir’s history. It is said that the native kings had forbidden foreign visitors, especially the Britishers, from constructing houses in the region and this gave rise to the concept of a houseboat.