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Top 10 Houseboats in India

The rippling sound and the occasional splash of water are more than welcome when you are touring Kerala and Goa or staying in Kashmir Valley on one of the top 10 houseboats in India. From some of these accommodations you may get the views of the snow covered peaks of Himalayas, while others may take you through the backwaters with greenery all around. No matter where you sail to, the houseboats are sure to give you more than just comfort. Enjoy every bit of travelling on lake or river by breathing in the fresh air, capturing the enchanting views and enjoying comforts like good food and luxury rooms.

Staying at some of these houseboats on water is a different experience altogether.

Proud Mary

Location : Goa
Specialty : Takes you through the rivers in Goa and offers you authentic Goan recipes and other Indian cuisines to savor.

Proud MaryProud Mary is one of the largest houseboats in the India. It is a perfect example of a floating luxury accommodation. The houseboat is replete with the necessary amenities. It has about 6 aesthetically decorated rooms with modern furnishings .The rooms at Proud Mary come with facilities such as Jacuzzi, baths with hot and cold water supply, dining zone and sundecks. Watch the sunset and enjoy some fresh water fish recipes while you journey through Goa.

Santa Lucia

Location : Ooty
Specialty : There are colonial style cottages, which are surrounded by multi-colored flowerbeds. The hotel has well maintained lawns for bonfire dinners and other activities.

Santa LuciaSavoy Hotel belongs to the Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces group. It is a luxury accommodation, which is located on a hill.The hotel offers comfort with its state-of-the-art facilities. There are colonial styled cottages to choose from in the hotel. These rooms are replete with amenities such as- international dialling connectivity, color television with satellite connection, and fireplace.

Grandeur Houseboats

Location : Kerala
Specialty : These houseboats take you through the backwaters of Kumarakom, Thottapally and Alleppey backwaters.

Grandeur HouseboatsGrandeur Houseboats are among the best houseboat operators in India. They have vessels taking you through the backwaters of Kerala. These are low priced accommodation. Made of cane and wood the Grandeur Houseboats are a real beauty. Every boat has a kitchenette, lounge, open deck and attached bathrooms. The number of rooms varies from 1 to 6.

Meena Houseboats

Location : Srinagar
Specialty : They offer two choices for rooms such as Club Rooms and Deluxe Rooms named as Meena Mahal and Meena Bazaar.

Meena HouseboatsThe houseboat is a beauty with modern as well as traditional amenities. These have the typical Kashmiri décor. It also has a separate cook boat, which takes care of the food for the guests. The houseboat rooms have attached bathrooms with bath tub and hot and cold water supply. The rooms are have amenities like color television with satellite channels, refrigerator, tea/ coffee making machine, air-conditioning, mini bar and direct dial phones. Guests get here complimentary facilities and services such as fruit basket, round the clock room service and mineral water.

Gurkha Houseboats

Location : Srinagar
Specialty : Gurkha houseboats sail through the Nagin Lake in Srinagar. They also offer additional Shikara Ride.

Gurkha HouseboatsGurkha houseboats are known for their designed rooms. These have 4 double rooms equipped with amenities such as attached baths and color television with satellite channels. Other facilities enjoyed by guests here are- travel desk, doctor on call, laundry services, floating flower market and room services.

Mandalay Houseboats

Location : Srinagar
Specialty : Srinagar Houseboats or Mandalay Houseboats have been awarded for its excellent hospitable services.

Mandalay HouseboatsThese are among the best names in the houseboat industry. The services are offered to the guests all through the year. The vessels are stylishly decorated with Kashmiri art. Mandalay Houseboats have comfortable rooms and open space area to let you enjoy the natural beauty of Kashmir with Himalayas surrounding the valley.

Shabnam Houseboat

Location : Srinagar
Specialty : Shabnam Houseboats come with cook boats, which serve Indian, Continental and Kashmiri recipes.

Shabnam HouseboatShabnam belongs to the Shabnam Group of Houseboats. The boats are well-illuminated and adorned tastefully with Kashmir in mind. They are deluxe houseboats with rooms that are equipped with amenities such as air condition, color television, direct dial telephones, tea/ coffee maker, bathrooms with bath tub and hot and cold running water supply.The houseboat is located on the Dal Lake in Srinagar.

Kashmir Houseboats

Location : Srinagar
Specialty : Located on Dal Lake, these houseboats are made of deodar wood and designed by craftsmen from Kashmir.

Kashmir HouseboatsKashmir Houseboats lets you enjoy the tranquility of Kashmir Valley by residing on the lake. These have rooms with Kashmiri decor, front deck, private dining area and a rooftop deck. These usually have 3 to 5 room options to choose from.

Kolu Houseboats

Location : Srinagar
Specialty : Kolu Houseboats are made up of cedar wood and have carved wooden furniture with embroidered rugs and carpets, showcasing the art of Kashmir.

Kolu HouseboatsYou would like to be on on Kolu Houseboats to enjoy the beauty of Kashmir Valley, on the Dal Lake surrounded by the snow covered Himalayan Ranges. Guests can enjoy the comforts offered by this floating accommodation and even take the Sikhara Ride provided by them.

Delliah Houseboats

Location : Srinagar
Specialty : Delliah Houseboat is a Super Deluxe Houseboat, which has about 6 double rooms to choose from.

Delliah HouseboatsThe Delliah Houseboat is located on the Dal Lake in Srinagar. They have rooms with walls covered in Kashmiri wall carpets. These rooms have attached bathrooms with hot and cold water supply and round the clock room service. Other amenities to be enjoyed here include- kitchen offering Indian, Continental and Chinese recipes,laundry services and heating stoves which are available from the month of October.