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Royal Group of Houseboats

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Dal Lake | Nehru Park, Srinagar 190001, India
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lucknow, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

At first i was a bit apprehensive in staying in a houseboat in srinagar as it is still & doesnt move unlike those in kerala. It is a different exp.altogether. Has all the modern amenities in it. Spacious rooms & superb wood carvings throughout. They have bedrooms with attached bathrooms along with a common dining & drawing area. Food menu... More 

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

During my recent visit to Srinagar, I was in a dilemma whether to stay in a hotel or in a houseboat but then my wife insisted that we should stay in a houseboat as we can stay in hotels in any city but in Srinagar we experience staying in a houseboat and I am glad that I listened to her.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This review is about Shoda Palace Houseboat which falls under Royal Group of Houseboats. We stayed here for two nights....on Dal Lake... It has three rooms with attached bathroom , you can book all three or else another family may stay with you. Rooms are quite big , clean and very well maintained. The boat attendant was excellent, very helpful.....he... More 

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Singapore
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

the location is wonderful and the staff as well. We really feel like king. You can have all required arrangement with in it and will enjoy nature around. The food and service provided is nice. In a word you really find yourself king for the day at their boat

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Impeccable services on the Royal group of houseboats. Great location, great staff who were attentive to all our needs. Surprised to see the large size rooms as I was expecting smaller rooms. Food was also great and served as per our needs. Have no hesitation in recommending these boats to anybody looking for a top class experience.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

It was not a joyous time to be in Srinagar after the flood. However, it was uplifting to witness how energetically the people of Srinagar pulled together to repair roads, houses, etc. I was so impressed with the Royal Group. They welcomed my group in great style. I think the location of the houseboats is perfect (off the main channel),... More 

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England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I was worried that visiting so soon after the terrible floods things would be difficult, however the lake, Mogul gardens and tourists attractions were all there to be enjoyed. The Royal boats are a short Shikara ride away from the main area, situated in a beautiful area on the lake with wonderful views of the mountains. Watching the birdlife or... More 

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Dereham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We stayed for three nights as part of a small group organized by Wild Frontiers and we we impressed from start to finish by the houseboat and its staff. The boat was clean, immaculately decorated and in first-class condition. The food and service were brilliant and we could not have been made more welcome. We have been wanting to travel... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

I am a tour leader and I take foreign groups to Kashmir and Ladakh. We operated a group in the first month of Oct. Since last four years I am going to Srinagar with different groups. We always stay in the Royal group of house boats. These are the best house boats we have ever used in Srinagar. The interiors... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

A must see in srinagar its like if you are living a life of king for a day or to you get royal treatment the carving the hospitality the surrondings all are breath taking. We went in a low season so we got the house boat at a very reasonable price you have to be there to experience it.

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