Sukoon Kashmir is an eco-houseboat moored at the Golden Point in Srinagar’s Dal Lake.
With only 5 rooms it is the perfect spot to use as a base for exploring Srinagar and the surrounding valleys.
The story of Sukoon
The old houseboat of the Chapri family was elegantly restored a couple of years ago, using old techniques and making a perfect blend between modern luxury and Kashmiri traditions. All spacious rooms have a private bathroom with rainshower, airconditioning and soft beds. The upperdeck is the place to enjoy elaborate meals and to witness the colourful daily life on the Dal Lake.
Unlike other houseboats, Sukoon is built with ecological values in mind. Water is recycled to keep the Lake clean All drinking water is purified by the latest method of reverse-osmosis, thus doing away with the need for plastic bottles that are creating such a pollution problem everywhere. Local and organically produced materials are used wherever possible.
Guests staying a Sukoon Kashmir will enjoy a very personal attention by the local well trained staff.
Staying on Sukoon Houseboat
Breakfast and diner are generally served on the sundeck, that is equipped with chairs and umbrellas. In the evening one can dine under a canopy of stars. During the day one can enjoy Kashmiri life with views of the Pir Panjal range on the background.
From the houseboat several excursions can be made to the famous Moghul Gardens or to the Old Town of Srinagar. Those who want to go beyond Srinagar can go to rural valleys like Aru and Pahalgam, or can make an overnight trip to the highest skiresort in the world: Gulmarg.
Sukoon also offers the concept of Sukoon Camping where a fixed private luxury camp is set up in the mountains and where guests can go for thrilling walks in the valleys.
Most guests stay at least 2 nights or longer on Sukoon, before or after a trip through Ladakh. Ladakh can be reached easily by a long drive over the notorious Dzoji La pass, one of the most adventurous roads in the world. Some people however stay longer for a week or more just to relax and unwind in one of the most peaceful settings in the Indian Himalayas.