INDIA - SRINAGAR

SUKOON HOUSEBOAT

HOTEL PACKAGE

TYPE

Houseboat

DATE

1.3.- 30.11.21

DURATION

Min. 2 Nights

P.P. PRICE

from € 200

PAX

from 1

SUKOON HOUSEBOAT - INDIA, SRINAGAR, KASHMIR

HOTEL PACKAGE - INDIVIDUAL

INTRODUCTION

Srinagar – The verdant valley of Kashmir is a land of lakes and waterways, beautiful gardens and wooden architecture that leave you speechless. In the 19th-century, some of Srinagar’s boat-dwelling community started building larger versions of their own homes to cater to visitors. Sukoon brings this traditional concept of a residential houseboat into the modern era, while losing none of the charm of history. Surrounded by lotuses with clear views of the pristine peaks of the Himalayas, Sukoon has carved a niche of its own. Sukoon is a Sufi term for an elevated state of mind that combines peace, wisdom and contentment. The houseboat Sukoon brings these qualities for you to savour. It has been created as a haven where you can relax and revitalise. By day you can watch life go by on the lake at the same unhurried pace it has done for centuries; at night you can dine under the endless canopy of brilliant stars, lulled by the gently lapping water.

ACCOMMODATION

Original intricate carved wood paneling, ornate chandeliers, swirling fans, creaky pine floors and colonial style furniture are complemented with cool cream linens and colourful silks to add a contemporary twist. All five bedrooms are sumptuous and capture the elegance and romance of nostalgic houseboat opulence. Deep mattresses and crisp cotton sheets ensure a restful night’s sleep and generous bathrooms pamper with rainforest showers, bathtubs, piping hot water and delicious organic products.
PLEASE NOTE:
  •  No Plastic Policy (Therefore, no bottled water – only RO treated water)
When booking the optional tour “Safari – to the Atlantic” (3) instead of 12 nights on Hakos, only 10 nights on the guest farm and then 2 overnight stay outside in Svakopmund and in the Namib. (For details on the excursion program, see below)

Adventure hike
through the wild canyons of the Hakos Mountains (easy to moderately difficult hike, sturdy hiking shoes recommended.)
Visit to the new HESS research facility
with the four large 15 m Cherenkov telescopes to study cosmic gamma ray events.
Visit to the capital, Windhoek
including a visit to the 30 heavy nickel-iron meteorites exhibited in the city center
Additional tour options:
Farm tour with game viewing:
zebras, oryx, kudu, clip-jumpers, baboons, etc., approx. € 40-
Quiver Tree Forest:
Adventure ride / hike, approx. € 40
Rhinoceros Tour:
Observation trip, approx. € 45
Excursion to the Gamsberg:
This 2,347 m high table mountain was once the location of the southern observatory of the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy. Fantastic view down to Hakos pass and the Namib desert, approx. € 70, – (windbreaker recommended on Table Mountain)

When booking the optional tour “Safari – to the Atlantic” (3) instead of 12 nights on Hakos, only 10 nights on the guest farm and then 2 overnight stay outside in Svakopmund and in the Namib. (For details on the excursion program, see below)

Day 1: Safari to the Atlantic
Drive over the Gamsbergpass, the grass highlands, crossing the Kuiseb canyons, the Namib desert, wildlife observation and sightseeing of the famous Welwitschia desert plants. Overnight in Svakopmund, Namibia’s traditional health resort on the Atlantic coast.

Day 2: Safari to the Atlantic
Drive along the sand dune coast to Walfisbay. Optional: interesting boat trip to see seals, pelicans, flamingos and dolphins. Continue through the Namib, Gaub Canyon, grass steppes at Solitaire and overnight near Sesriem Canyon.

Day 3: Safari to the Atlantic
Excursion into the fantastic dune world of the Namib near Sossusvlei.
Return to the guest farm in the evening.

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ACTIVITIES

KASHMIR EXPERIENCE

 

We are furnishing below the details of the activities:

This curated journey from the ancient trading city of Srinagar set among the majestic mountains and captivatingly tranquil lakes of the Vale of Kashmir to the wild flower filled bucolic Sonamarg Valley famed for its trekking trails to traditional mountain villages among a panorama of Himalayan snow capped peaks, has been carefully designed to offer unique and unforgettable experiences of this stunningly beautiful and enchanting region of the Indian Himalayas.

Take a traditional Shikara boat to explore the canals and hidden byways of the aquatic paradise that is Dal Lake. See the waterside shops and houses where the rhythm of life has hardly changed for centuries. This ride will give you a true sense of the beautiful lake, back waters, village life and vegetable gardens. Includes Dal Lake, back waters, Nageen Lake and visit to Hazratbal Mosque. One staff from the Sukoon crew will accompany all rides to help. Perfect for bird watchers.
The walk begins at Zaina Kadal (bridge). Across the bridge is a living breathing museum of Islamic architecture, where as far as the eye can see are located homes, more than a century old. Tramp through the old quarters of Srinagar city into narrow streets, past structures and buildings, relics from an earlier period, trying to retain their dignity in the fast changing world so alien to them. The last stop on the itinerary is the Zaina Kadal Market to soak up the atmosphere so typical of a local market anywhere in the world.  Take in the sights and aromas of spices and dry fruits on display; watch the coppersmiths at their craft beating sheets of copper into a souvenir that you may want to take home. After a traditional Kashmiri lunch in a local restaurant, drive up to the Shankaracharya temple.  The car will take you to the foot of the flight of stairs, leading to the temple point and no further. The rest of way you climb but the effort is worth it because the bird eye views of the valley from the temple precincts are truly breathtaking.  After visiting the temple you take a shikara ride all the way back to Sukoon!
This is a superb hill walk offering great views of Dal Lake and the surrounding hills.  The hike is moderate-strenuous and anyone with an average level of fitness can do it.  The trail originates from a Sufi shrine near a small village and terminates at a small cave where the Sufi saint is believed to have meditated for several years.  We will be accompanied by a villager, who will also host our lunch when we finish the trek. This person belongs to a rishi (a high caste Hindu) family of the village; he is very proud of his origins and takes great delight in showing visitors the scenic beauty of his birthplace. The whole trek lasts around 3-4 hours and is quite steep at a few places with loose stones.  This is a round trip and concludes at the house where a refreshing lunch with our guide’s family awaits us.
Combine two of India’s most fascinating and evocative regions on a journey from the enchanting mountain valleys of the Vale of Kashmir to the un-spoilt palm-fringed beaches and mellow backwaters of Northern Kerala. After three days of exploring the hills, lakes, rivers, cuisine and historic sites of the Himalayan foothills while staying in the nostalgic elegance of Sukoon Houseboat on Dal lake take a flight to the sub-tropical coast of Northern Kerala for a relaxing three night stay at the finest Beach Retreat Neeleshwar Hermitage to indulge in Ayurvedic massage, long beach walks and taking it easy by the infinity pool overlooking the Arabian Sea before 2 nights living on board the Lotus houseboat cruising among the sleepy lagoons of the Keralan.

Your Astronomy expert and lecturer:
Dr. Klaus-Peter Schröder

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TERMS & CONDITIONS

ACCOMMODATION COST

AYURVEDA PANCHKARMA PACKAGES
Rates from 1st April 2021 to 31st March 2022 (except for Christmas / new year period)
Type of Accomodation / P.P. in Euros
3 Nights
5 Nights
7 Nights
14 Nights
21 Nights
28 Nights
Asoka & Arjuna Garden Single
Asoka & Arjuna Garden Double
1,680€
1,260 €
2,800 €
2,100 €
3,920 €
2,940 €
7,840 €
5,880 €
11,760 €
8,820 €
15,680 €
11,760 €
Acacia Lake View – Single
Acacia Lake View – Double
2,070 €
1,5609 €
3,450 €
2,600 €
4,830 €
3,640 €
9,660 €
7,280 €
14,490 €
10,920 €
19,320 €
14,560 €
Mango Tree Villa – Single
Mango Tree Villa – Double
3,690 €
2,760 €
6,150 €
4,600 €
8,610 €
6,440 €
17,220 €
12,880 €
25,830€
19,320 €
34,440 €
25,760 €
Rates from17th December 2021 to 3rd January 2022
Type of Accomodation
3 Nights
5 Nights
7 Nights
14 Nights
21 Nights
28 Nights
Asoka & Arjuna Garden Single
Asoka & Arjuna Garden Double
1,950 €
1,440 €
3,250 €
2,400 €
4,550 €
3,360€
9,100 €
6,720 €
13,650 €
10,080 €
18,200 €
13,440 €
Acacia Lake View – Single
Acacia Lake View – Double
2,370 €
1,800 €
3,950 €
3,000 €
5,530 €
4,200 €
11,060 €
8,400 €
16,590 €
12,600 €
22,120 €
16,800 €
Mango Tree Villa – Single
Mango Tree Villa – Single
4,260 €
3,180 €
7,100 €
5,300 €
9,940 €
7,420 €
19,880 €
14,840 €
29,820 €
29,260 €
39,760 €
29,680 €
AYURVEDA PANCHKARNA PACKAGES
Rates from1st April 2021 to 30th Dec 2022
ROOM CATEGORY
SINGLE ROOM
DOUBLE ROOM
HEADING
HEADING
ASOKA / ARJUNA GARDEN
2.09 €
2.09 €
ACACIA LAKE VIEW
2.09 €
2.09 €
MANGO TREE VILLA
2.09 €
2.09 €
PRIVATE POOL VILLA
2.09 €
2.09 €

Rates from:
1st April 2021 to 30th November 2021

Tour Price:
from € 200 per person on twin share onwards

INCLUDED

  2 nights stay at the Sukoon Houseboat (as per the room category booked)
All applicable taxes
Morning special bed tea.
Breakfast as per choice, afternoon tea and sumptuous evening meal.
Speed Boat for crossing the lake.
✓ 2 Hours Shikara ride in Dal lake with special tea/coffee and cookies.

NOT INCLUDED

● International and Inbound flights
Any transfers
Other meals, drinks
Tips
Personal expenses
Travel insurance

PLEASE NOTE:
  • Check-in 12 noon/ Check-out: 11 am
  • Smoking is prohibited
  • Sukoon will be closed from 1st December, 2021 – 29th February, 2022 for general maintenance.

PLEASE NOTE:

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SERVICES

Air-conditioning, Large living room, Spacious sun deck, Ferry to and from the jetty- point, En suite facilities.
Multi-cuisine restaurant with beautiful carved walnut wood interiors. The menu is a mix of Kashmiri and North Indian with a section devoted to continental food. Besides the usual rogan josh and haak, which are typical to the state, the menu also includes a vegetarian and non-vegetarian thali are served as well. Dining Area is mainly for Lunch and Dinner.
Breakfast is served on the gorgeous roof-deck terrace with amazing view of the Dal Lake. The breakfast menu is large, with seasonal fruits followed by muesli & cornflakes, eggs cooked to order and toast with organic preserves. Local Kashmiri bread, bought early in the morning from the vendors that ply the lake, is also available. Filter coffee and different kinds of tea are served as well.
Picture gallery for Facilities

HOTEL

SUSTAINABILITY

Ecology The Sufis teach that all life is inter-connected, and Sukoon is well-aware of its ecological responsibilities. It is the first houseboat in Kashmir to be fitted with a bio-tank, which means no waste is discharged into the lake. All drinking water is purified by the latest method of Reverse Osmosis, thus doing away with the need for plastic bottles. Furthermore, local and organically produced materials are used where possible.
OUR RECOMMENDATION:
  • Only accommodation at SUKOON HOUSEBOAT along with transfers can be organized
  • We can suggest an itinerary, specially designed for you inclusive of 2 – 3 nights (or more, as desired) at Gaj Retreat

WHAT CUSTOMERS SAY

INDIA / SRINAGAR - HOTEL PACKAGE

SUKOON HOUSEBOAT

TYPE

Houseboat

DATE

1.3. - 30.11.21

DURATION

Min. 2 nights

P.P. PRICE

from € 200

PAX

From 1

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Entry Policy

Currently no tourists are allowed into India. Actual and detailed informations can be collected from the foreign department of your country of residence.

How to reach
  • Sukoon Houseboat is 1 1/2 hours from Srinagar Airport (around 40 minutes with light traffic)
  • around 8 hours from Jammu
Resort Policy
  • No plastic policy (therefore no bottled water)
Language in the resort
English