True Kashmiri Living Homestay-Srinagar

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True Kashmiri Living – Srinagar

Located on the banks of river Jhelum, Srinagar in Kashmir is the dream destination. If you are looking to explore Kashmir, stay at this beautiful villa tucked away in a lush green quaint neighbourhood by the Nigeen lake. It is run by a Kashmiri couple who takes special interest in telling you about Kashmiri culture.  It is a well maintained 50 yrs old house built in heritage architecture of Kashmir. The house had tastefully done wooden interiors and is fully carpeted.  With its covered balcony (dub), wooden ceiling (Khatam band), walnut-chests, divans and teak wood pieces, it has maintained its vintage look. There are pieces of artefacts that the couple has collected on their travels.

There are 6 comfortable and cosy guest rooms. There is a common living room where you can interact with other guests and a small library. The lush green garden with the majestic Chinar trees, Pines, Kael, Roses bushes, Tulips, Hyacinth beds, Lilies and some other flowering shrubs and bushes is an ideal place to relax. The premise also has a small orchard with Apple, Pear, Cherry, Plum, Fig and Quince trees and an organic kitchen garden.  Stay here for an authentic Kashmiri experience.

Location: Mirza Bagh
No. of Rooms: 6, Total Capacity: 18
Classic Rooms: 4, Superior Rooms: 2

How to Reach

Srinagar Airport is the nearest airport at a distance of 9 km, and Srinagar Railway Station is around 11 km away. You can hire a taxi or an auto from the airport and the station to reach the homestay.

Tariff

Classic Room: 6500/-
Superior Room: 7500/-
Extra Person: 1500/-
Complimentary: Breakfast

Note: These tariffs do not apply during festivals and holidays

Child Policy
Upto 6 years: Complimentary (no extra bed)
7-12 years.: 50% (with extra bed)

What you pay for a homestay, brings a direct socio-economic benefit to locals. Be proud by not asking for a discount.

Facilities

WiFi • Parking • Running Hot Water • Open Seating Areas • Air Condition • Toiletries • Library • Bonfire •  Heaters & Water Bottles • Pick and Drop Service (paid)

Food

Food is the highlight of the stay. Breakfast options are butter toast, poha, omlette, paranthas etc. In addition to regular north Indian meals you can also relish authentic homemade Kashmiri food like yakhni, nakdu, saag, chicken korma, kebab etc during lunch and dinner.

Activities

Bird Watching • Reading • Star Gazing • Hiking • Village • Forest Walk • Yoga and Meditation • Cycling • Boating • Adventure Sports

Local Attractions

Nigeen Lake (300 mtr) • Hazratbal Masjid (1.5 km) • Ropeway (4km) • Badam Wari Path (5km)• Dal lake (6km)   • Shalimar Bagh (6.5km) • Nishant Garden (7.7km) • Char Chinar (11km) • Tulip Garden (11km) • Nehru Garden (12km) • Chashme Shahi (13km) • Shankaracharya Temple (14km) • Pari Mahal (15km)

Excursions

Astanmarg View Point (16km) • Kheer Bhawani Temple (19km) • Badgam 18km) • Doodhpathri (50km) • Baramulla (59km) • Yousmarg (55km) • Gulmarg (56km) • Anantnag (61km) • Gulmarg Wildlife Sanctuary (59km) • Sonamarg (75km) • Pahalgam (107km) 

Treks: Mamneth Trek • Marchoi Valley Trek • Naranag Gangabal Trek • Wasturwan Trek

Know Your Host

Shakila will host you here along with her husband Riyaz. After their daughters got married, the couple opened the doors of their beautiful home to the travellers. Shakila is an enterprising lady and was a literature and communication lecturer in a college in Srinagar. Riyaz is full of knowledge and you will love to sit with him over a cup of tea to have some interesting conversations. They both are super friendly and helpful and will treat you with warmth, respect, and a lot of politeness. They can also help you plan itineraries and share with you information about local places to explore, eat and shop.

You may like to check more Homestays in Jammu and Kashmir 

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