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.