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Chicago Group of Houseboats

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Gate No 9, Buleward Road | Golden Dal Lake, Srinagar 190 001, India
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Edinburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Chicago House Boats have an excellent quiet location on Dal Lake, yet only a few minutes by shikara to Boulevard Road. The boat is beautifully decorated in a traditional style, very comfortable and clean, and with all mod cons and WiFi. The home cooked food was plentiful and delicious. The thoughtful and caring staff were truly excellent and we were... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a group of 5 girls and our first trip to Kashmir was made memorable at the Chicago group of houseboats. The rooms were very clean and nice. The houseboat is in the middle of the lake and hence the best part is that it doesn't face the road. The food served (both veg and non-veg) is also very... More 

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Dhubri
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At first I have to say choosing your houseboat location, when ever you search on net about Houseboat lots of Houseboat name shown on your search but be careful there are Houseboat at Nagina Lake too, but Dal Lake is the best for your stay. And the most impressive thing is that CHICAGO is ranked No. 1 as per Tripadvisor,... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Srinagar is awesome as everyone knows but what made it more than awesome was the trip organizer. The overall experience from comfort, quality, the way things were organized... was best. Chicago houseboats - khan chacha, food, houseboat and it's rooms were also excellent. My family just loved the hospitality at the boat. Even ajaz helped us buy authentic original saffron...... More 

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Jharkhand, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No wonder Chicago is ranked no. 1 in tripadvisor listing. We went for a family trip to Kashmir in the month of June. After doing a lot of research, we found Chicago and the moment we had a word with Ajaz (the owner), we understood that our trip is going to be wonderful. He gave us a complete package for... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

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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