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Contrairement à ceux des Backwaters au Kerala, les "houseboats" de Srinagar restent en général ancrés sur les berges des lacs Dal et Nageen. Certains d'entre eux ont été construits au début des années 1900, souvent en bois de santal. Beaucoup de touristes vont à Srinagar et logent dans ces houseboats, certains avec les facilités d'hôtels de luxe, et y apprécient le calme et la sérénité du lac Dal, mais surtout du lac Nageen, à l'abri des bruits du centre ville

In contrast with those in the Backwaters in Kerala, the houseboats in Srinagar are usually stationary. They are usually moored at the edges of the Dal and Nageen lakes. Some of the houseboats there were built in the early 1900s, and are still being rented out to tourists. These houseboats are made of wood, and usually have intricately carved wood paneling. The houseboats are of different sizes, some having up to three bedrooms apart from a living room and kitchen.
Many tourists are attracted to Srinagar by the charm of staying on a houseboat, which provides the unique experience of living on the water in a cedar-paneled elegant bedroom, with all the conveniences of a luxury hotel. Every standard houseboat provides a balcony in the front, a lounge, dining room, pantry and 3 or more bedrooms with attached bathrooms.

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Additional Photos by Patrick HUBERT (yquem46) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1892 W: 5 N: 4842] (38752)
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