Houseboats on Dal Lake, Srinagar, Kashmir, India

There are  about 1,200 registered houseboats in Srinagar, Kashmir at the southern end of Dal Lake.  Serving them (R50, $1.25/crossing) and providing pleasant 1 hour cruises (R300), are about 3,000 shikara (water taxis).  The ornate 2-5 bedroom houseboats orginally dated from the British era. Most of those there now are more recent.  A wonderful place for a vacation!

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