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Houseboats of Kashmir

Location: Jammu and Kashmir, India
Price: see below
Bedrooms: varies
Bathrooms: varies
Length: varies

The state of Jammu and Kashmir, located far north in the Himalayans, is famous for its wooden houseboats, many of which are stationary and are rented out as hotel suites.

Kashmir houseboats have a front porch, elaborate hand-carved cedar-paneled walls, a sitting room, dining room, pantry and bedrooms. Recent rates for a top-ranked houseboat in Srinagar, the state’s capital, run around $138 - $208 per night.

Tristan Yau (top and right) | Nihar Ganju (left) | Leon Meerson (middle)