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Chicago Group of Houseboats

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Gate No 9, Buleward Road | Golden Dal Lake, Srinagar 190 001, India
Chicago Group of Houseboats
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Having seen all review marked at 5, I was a bit skeptical about what to expect. The houseboat is reached from Gate no 9 on Boulevard road in Srinagar. You take one of the many shikaras and after a 5-6 min ride you reach the houseboat. Once you step in, the opulence of the houseboat hits you hard. You have... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Ajaz Khar owns 2 houseboats on Dal Lake, Srinagar, the capital of Indian Kashmir. The houseboats are an institution dating back to the days of the Raj. The Maharaja wouldn't sell land to foreigners, so they built huge luxurious houseboats on the lakes instead. The Chicago boats are sumptuously furnished and extremely comfortable, with every whim catered for, inlcuding excellent... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Can't get a better place like Chicago HB or a person like Mr. Ajaz to make your holiday super easy and memorable. Ajaz bhai makes complete package for you the hotels, transport. Make one direct payment to Mr Ajaz. I went blindly by Ajaz's recommended trip of 4 nights ( 2 nights at Pahalgam and 1 night at Gulmarg and... More 

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Fremont, California
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for 2 nights at the Chicago HB. Experience was wonderful and very relaxing. The staff was very friendly and always willing to go out of the way to help. They organized a day trip and Shikara ride and both were handled very professionally. Just wish I stayed for few more days. The room at the back was great. Bathroom... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My and my parents were there in march. I emailed mr ajaz and was quoted a deal too good to resist, so we went for it. The driver waited for us patiently outside the aiport for our arrival and brought us back to the boathouse. Everyone made sure we were comfortable and warm(it was 1degree celsius). The food that the... More 

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Patiala, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only houseboat with a beautiful deck to sit in leisure with your soulmate having a glass of beer and watching the serenity of dal lake, shikaras come and go and we can witness each one of them. Staff was so cooperative and full of energy all through the day. Kashmir is truly a paradise on earth and staying at CHICAGO... More 

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Gurgaon, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just loved the experience; from the word go; the owner of the HB Ajaz helped us with correct information on the weather and on all other aspects that we seeked his help. We were taken extreme good care by the entire team of Chicago HB as well as Tahir bhai who drove us across Yousmarg, Pahalagam, Gulmarg and back. We... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

"Challenging traditional convention of hospitality by Three Muskitier & Mr Ajaz", Feels like Home away Home. Never ever I thought my vacation is going to be so delightful. So many thing to share, not sure if i ever end up jotting down all. I am a pointer guy so here we go - Chicago House boat is perfectly placed in... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't recommend the Chicago Group of Houseboats on Dal Lake in Srinagar enough. The location of their 3 boats (docked right next to each other) are PERFECTLY located, in my opinion, with an excellent view of the mountains, the sunset, and all of the buzzing lake activity. The staff were exceptionally professional and always helpful in arranging day trips... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No words are enough to describe the peace of mind hospitality that Mr. Ajaz had extended to my parents, who are senior citizen and had gone solo as a senior citizen couple to explore Kashmir Valley. Starting with Airport pick-up, car service, hospitality at houseboat, personalised service ... Mr. Ajaz ensures an unmatched service and hospitality ! He takes care... More 

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