My husband and I were visiting Kashmir for our honeymoon, and spent 4 days from our week long trip at one of the 4 Dawn houseboats - Happy Dawn. All four Dawn houseboats are beautifully located at the far end of Dal lake, unlike most others which opened up to a view of the road and oncoming traffic. A fairly long Shikara ride is the only way to go from the shore of the lake to here.. and that makes it even more beautiful. The owner of these houseboats - Mr. Aksar is an extremely hospitable host. We wanted to spend the first day of our trip at Pehelgam. He arranged for a taxi and driver to pick us up from Srinagar airport and take us to Pehelgam and stay there for the night to get us back to Srinagar the next day. That made it very convenient for us to commute and we didn't have to worry at all about spending as much time as we wished exploring places.. the driver too was very patient and didn't insist we hurry up or cut short our stay at pehelgam.
The food at the houseboat was surprisingly good..always hot, fresh and just like home.. the only problem was that the food was a little too oily.
The houseboat interiors were very tastefully done and there was continuous supply of hot water all day - which is a necessity considering how cold the weather can get.
All in all, we were very happy with our stay there and would love to go back and stay there again.
Kashmir was the perfect honeymoon.. breathtaking natural beauty and great people too.
- Also Known As:
- Dawn Group Of House Boats Srinagar, Kashmir