Sukoon Houseboat Kashmir – Srinagar
Sukoon is a Sufi term for an elevated state of mind that combines peace, wisdom and contentment. This spiritual awareness is an important element in the teachings of the Kashmiri saints and mystics and it is often celebrated in Sufi poetry as the fruit of devotion and meditation.
The houseboat Sukoon brings these qualities to a unique holiday destination. It has been created as a haven where you can relax, revitalise and take stock of your life’s journey. It is a place for those who understand that there is more to life than its apparent surface.
Surrounded by lotuses, Sukoon is moored on the beautiful Dal Lake in the heart of the verdant Kashmir Valley, surrounded by the pristine peaks of the Himalayas. The houseboat sits amidst the beauty of nature and enjoys breathtaking views of the snow covered peaks of the Pir Panjal mountains.
The richness of history is also present, silently proclaiming the Valley’s tradition of tolerance: distant silhouettes of the hilltop temple founded by the famous philosopher-saint Adi Shankara in the eighth century and the impressive sixteenth century fort built by the Mughal Emperor, Akbar the Great can both be seen from the boat.
It was the Maharaja of Kashmir who first allowed the nineteenth century British visitors to live in houseboats. Sukoon brings this traditional concept of a residential houseboat into the modern era, while losing none of the charm of history. Spacious and stylish, it has five en-suite bedrooms, each one named after the famous Mughal Gardens.
There is a communal sitting and dining room, with ample space for relaxing. 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.
A total of 5 bedrooms including one suite. All 5 bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms and large windows with views of the lake.
Large Living Room
(18 feet x 24 feet) with traditional furniture, glimmering pine wood flooring and large windows offering views of the lake.
Measuring 18 ft x 16 ft, with beautiful walnut carved furniture. Kashmiri, Indian and continental cuisine is served.
Large Sun Deck
Offering 360 degree views of the lake and the surrounding mountains. Breakfast here in the early morning sunshine is the perfect way to start the day. A calm vantage point from which you can enjoy watching daily life go past. In the evening, relax here with a sundowner before a romantic private dinner.