Houseboats on Dal Lake | A Captivating Glimpse into Kashmir’s Cultural Charms | A Tourist Delight A great attraction of Dal Lake in Srinagar are the House Boats and shikaras. Tourists visiting Kashmir come to Dal Lake to have a boat ride. Some tourists prefer to spend the night on houseboats. What is so attractive about these houseboats, Kashmir Ahead team went onboard one houseboat to find out. Tourists who stay in fivestar hotels too choose to stay on a houseboat for a true Kashmir experience. For the delight of the tourists, the houseboat is all decked up from inside in Kashmiri style. The tourists are welcomed by the Kahwa drink. This houseboat had a dining table covered with a crewel embroidery tablecloth. The dinner and breakfast comprising veg and non veg food is served on the dining table. Kashmiri handicrafts made in walnut wood adorned the houseboat to attract tourists. Old Kashmiri utensils were also kept to keep the Kashmir culture alive. The houseboat had a pantry for serving food. The sleeping rooms had a heating system and single and double beds to accommodate guests. The room had an attached dressing room and bathroom. The rooms were decorated with walnut wood carving and papier mache panels. It seemed all the comforts of a house were there in the houseboat including a dressing table. The third room in the houseboat was the biggest and could accommodate even four people. This room also had a dressing room and washroom. The washrooms were spot clean. The tourist must visit houseboats and enjoy the atmosphere here, team reported.