Surrounded by water lilies on the edge of Lake Dal in Srinagar, carefully restored houseboat hotel Sukoon is blissfully tranquil; its name means peace, wisdom and contentment, and it delivers on all three. Inside, you’ll find locally carved walls and decorative screens; large windows and bright colours keep things light. Spend your days soaking up the sun on the boat’s roof deck (the only one on the lake), or tour around the lakes and markets by gondola-like shikara. In the evenings, dine alfresco on traditional Kashmiri dishes, then let the gentle lapping of water lull you to sleep.
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A bottle of wine and a boat ride on a traditional shikara