Wakhlu Heirloom House-Srinagar

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Wakhlu Heirloom House – Srinagar

Set right in the heart of valley, Srinagar in Kashmir offers some of the best natural landscapes and activities one could wish for. It is known for Mughal gardens and picturesque lakes dotted with shikaras and houseboats. 

This century-old well-maintained quaint bungalow is perfect for a cozy homely experience. It is located right at the base of the Shankaracharya Hill, and is at a walkable distance from the Dal Lake. All major attractions including Chashme Shahi, Nishat Bagh, Hazratbal Mosque are within a 15 min radius. The property is in a lane behind the main road, so it is very quiet. The taxi stand is a minutes walk from the homestay.

There are 12 spacious rooms, all with attached bathrooms. There is a very nice, pretty and well-maintained garden on the back-side with apple trees (laden with the fruit in August) as well as other vegetables and fruits like brinjal, cucumber, tomato, chilies, maize, pomegranate etc. Go on early morning strolls along the Boulevard, trek up the Shankaracharya Hill to the gorgeous Shiva Temple, and visit the ancient cave in which Adi Shankaracharya meditated.

Location: Near Dal Lake
No. of Rooms: 12, Total Capacity: 36
Classic: 4, Superior: 6, Premium: 2

How to Reach

Srinagar city has a well-connected Sheikh Ul Alam International Airport at (12km) that connects with major cities of the country. The nearest railway station is Jammu Tawi, which is located 246 km from the city. The town can be easily accessed on road as well either by self-driving or a hired cab.


Classic Room: 3600/-
Superior Room: 4800/-
Premium Room: 6000/-
Extra Person: 1200/-
Complimentary: Electric bed warming blankets and room heaters (blowers)

Child Policy
Up to 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.


Internet • Parking • Running Hot Water Open Seating Areas • Electric Kettle • Television • Toiletries • Library • Pick and Drop Service (Paid)


There is a running kitchen where the cook can prepare meals on order. They also have a tie up with local eateries to provide meals to their guests, if need be. If you feel like you can walk out and there is a Dhaba just a few steps outside the property and a restaurant at a 5 min walking distance from the property.


City Walk • Reading • Bird Watching • Hiking • Forest Walk • Yoga and Meditation • Fishing • Adventure Sports

Local Attractions

Dal lake (300mtrs) • Nehru Garden (1.5km) • Makhdoom Sahib Ropeway (4km) • Badam Wari Path (5km) • Char Chinar (5.5km) • Tulip Garden (6km) • Shankaracharya Temple (6.5km) • Nigeen Lake (7km) • Chashme Shahi (7km) • Hazratbal Masjid (8km) • Pari Mahal (8.5km) • Nishant Garden (9km) • Shalimar Bagh (12km) 


Astanmarg View Point (21km) • Kheer Bhawani Temple (25km) • Badgam (16 km) • Doodhpathri (44km) • Baramulla (58km) • Yousmarg (50km) • Gulmarg (55km) • Anantnag (55km) • Gulmarg Wildlife Sanctuary (58km) • Baramulla (58km) • Sonamarg (86km) • Pahalgam (87km) 

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

Know Your Host

The Wakhlu family owns this lovely heritage property. It was their home for many years before they shifted to a new house nearby. Kuldeep, the manager, lives here now with his family. Ever smiling and extremely affable Kuldeep, along with his team, will make sure you have the best of time at his place. He will not hesitate to go an extra mile to accommodate needs of his guests. Wakhlu family promises an experience that’s based on the conviction that love, trust, care, and kindness are the foundations of outstanding service.

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