Cosy Srinagar Accomodation
Replies: 7 - Last Post: Mar 1, 2013 3:39 AM Last Post By: ilesmark
Feb 25, 2013 12:17 PM
Cosy Srinagar AccomodationDear All,
We are going to be in Srinagar for a few nights in mid-March. It will probably still be quite cold at that time. Keeping this in mind - can you recommend warm and cosy hotels?
Has anyone been there during the last weeks and can comment on the security situation there?
Feb 25, 2013 12:44 PM
1Srinagar ended a nine day long curfew early last week , no problems at the moment.
Feb 25, 2013 4:03 PM
2Houseboats on Dal lake are popular in season. I'm not sure though how they work in March. There're several decent hotels opposite the lake too.
Feb 25, 2013 11:44 PM
3Jammu and Kashmir consists of three regions: Jammu, the Kashmir valley and Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir offers many sightseeing attractions such as lakes, monasteries, pilgrimages of Kashmir, wildlife of Kashmir and many more. So its your choice where do you want to travel in Jammu and Kashmir . And In Jammu Kashmir many hotels you can choose your according and budgets, and Security problem has been short out now you can go freely and enjoy your Journey and make it memorable !! Namaste !! Happy Journey
Feb 26, 2013 8:59 AM
4I just arrived back in Delhi from Srinagar. I had temperatures of 10 during the day and 0 at night. Also had a layer of snow one morning with cloud cover for the 5 days.
I stayed on a houseboat on Dal lake for 4 days but I got fed up with the owner trying too hard to get as much money as possible out of me.
I found a hotel for 350 rupees by the lake on the 5th night. If you want to stay on a boat then just walk along the lake side and ask to look at a few. I payed 800 per night including all food. I think at this time of year you can find the boathouse you are looking for at similar price. Mine was far from cosy and my hotel room had no heat neither. Expect lots of blankets and a fire pot, which is kinda nice anyway!
If I did it again I would stay in a hotel. More freedom. On the houseboat you always have to count your host to give you a lift. But if you can find a good host it would be enjoyable to have a couple of days on the boat for sure.
Any tours, miss out the middle man (my host) he doubled the price for everything and at this time of year you should be able to do everything cheap.
Safety is no problem either.
Feb 26, 2013 11:08 AM
Feb 27, 2013 11:32 PM
6A strike has been announced for this coming weekend , don't stop reading the news yet. Updates in the sticky on my blog.
Mar 1, 2013 3:39 AM
7Dream Days Houseboat is a good one, with owners Bashir and Mobina Ahmed who treat you right (at least, they did in 2007 when we stayed there)
Here's where it is - in the centre of this map https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=srinagar&hl=en&ll=34.086505,74.831285&spn=0.001662,0.002401&sll=51.528642,-0.101599&sspn=0.639064,1.229095&hnear=Srinagar&t=h&z=19 obviously zoom out to see it in perspective.
(3 star Hotel)
From US$33.67 per night
(5 star Hotel)
From US$166.00 per night
(5 star Hotel)
From US$121.25 per night