Chicago Houseboats

"Eat , Explore and Experience"
Photo of Ajaz Khar
Ajaz Khar
Owner of Chicago Houseboats

Houseboat stay

There are spacious three-bedroom boats and cozy two-bedrooms; all feature attached bathrooms, electricity and modern plumbing. The cedar interiors are intricately carved and display the consummate artistry of Kashmiri craftsmen. The furnishings include embroidered native rugs and fabrics, and solidly comfortable Victorian and Edwardian furniture. These luxurious boats also feature rooftop sundecks from which to take in the Himalayan views and enjoy the brisk fresh air.

Chicago Houseboats accommodate every venture from honey mooners to family reunions. And onboard a houseboat, there is every comfort a romantic couple might want. Conveniences that allow time for each other and, most especially, a privacy that stretches for miles and miles!

The houseboats are crafted with hand – richly carved furniture and carpeted wall to wall. Houseboat staff is always on call and three meals are served daily from a menu of Indian, Continental, Chinese, Moghulian & Kashmiri cuisine.

The guests, living on a Houseboats have at all times, a Shikara with oarsmen at their disposal round the clock. Our love for and commitment to our operation has been rewarded by an impressive number of guests that return year after year.


Double 3300 3750 4500 5300
Single 2250 2500 3150 3500
+1 Adult 600 800 1000 1250
Kids (Age 3-10) 500 600 700 900

Sole Use of 2BR houseboat = 6300 (E.P. basis only)

Double 2700 3000 3600 4200
Single 1800 2000 2500 2850
+1 Adult 600 800 1000 1250
Kids (Age 3-10) 500 600 700 900

Sole Use of 2BR houseboat = 5000  (E.P. basis only)

Heating Charges from 15/10 – 15/04 each room/night = 250

E.P. Rooms Only
C.P. Breakfast Only
M.A.P. Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner
A.P. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Free pickup from Srinagar airport or bus terminal


24/7 room service

Attached bathroom with heated water

Lakeside deck & attached garden

Indian, Continental, Moghulian & Kashmiri

Laundry facilities

Hot and cold beverages

Cable TV / WIFI / STD / ISD

Travel Agent: Sighting &  tours

Heating system during winter months

Money exchange / Credit cards accepted

Doctor on call

Souvenir boats on call

Glimpse of Kashmir
3N/4D Srinagar & Gulmarg
Transport by car, 3N/4D accomodation in Srinagar, Breakfast & dinners included, Half day tour of Mughal Garden, Full day excursion to Gulmarg, Shikara cruise on Dal Lake.
Package 1
Valley of Kashmir
3N/4D Srinagar & Sonmarg
Transport by car, 3N/4D accomodation in Srinagar, Breakfast & dinners included, Half day tour of Mughal Garden, Full day excursion to Sonmarg, Shikara cruise on Dal Lake.
Package 2
Discover Kashmir
4N/5D Srinagar, Gulmarg & Pahalgam
Transport by car, 2N/3D accomodation in Srinagar, 1N/2D accomodation in Gulmarg, 1N/2D accomodation in Pahalgam, Breakfast & dinners included, Half day tour of Mughal Garden, Shikara cruise on Dal Lake
Package 3
Glimpse of Ladakh
4N/5D Leh,Sham Valley, Pandong Lake
Transport by car, 4N/5D accomodation in Leh, Half day tour of Sham Valley, Excursion to Khardong La, Excursion to Pangong Lake.
Package 4
Best of J&K
9N/10D Katra, Patnitop, Pahalgam, Gulmarg & Srinagar
Transport by car, 3N/4D accomodation in Katra & Patnitop, 2N/3D accomodation in Pahalgam, 1N/2D accomodation in Gulmarg, 3N/4D accomodation in Srinagar. Breakfast & dinners included. Half day tour of Mughal Garden.
Package 5
Ladakh & Kashmir
9N/10D Leh - Nubra - Alchi - Lamayuru - Sonamarg - Srinagar
All transfers by car, 3N/4D accomodation in Leh, 1N/2D accomodation in Nubra Valley, 2N/3D accomodation in Alchi / Uleytoko, 1N/2D accomodation in Sonamarg, 2N/3D accomodation in Srinagar.
Package 6

Wonderful Dal Lake

5 5 1
We consider our three days at Chicago group of houseboats in Dal Lake as one of the highlights of our three weeks holiday in Ladakh and Kashmir. The staff members were always very willing to help and offer us delicious Kashmir-tea and cake/cookies.

Perfectly pampered

5 5 1
Very good service. Home made foods served, which is really nice. And willing to cook as per our choices. The Dal lake and shikaras surrounding the house boat gives you a different and good ambience of stay.

Amazing stay

5 5 1
We didn’t have to think about anything during our stay at Chicago Houseboats. Shortly after our arrival Ajaz sorted it all out for us, organising 3 beautiful days in Srinagar, and also took care of our trip to Leh and Ladakh. Thank you!

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