"Lack of flexibility" Top 5 Page for this destination State of Jammu and Kashmir Tourist Trap Tip by peitsing

Staying in a houseboat may be unique but it also impedes our freedom and flexibility.....

This is because tourists are left without any transporation except for the shikaras.... and unless one manages to hail a shikara, he/she will be trapped in the houseboat!!

Our boathouse owner wanted for us to visit the many cottage industries in the floating villages and as communication with the "public" shikara owners are limited, we're forced to spend big portion of our days visiting each and every cottage industry in the lake... time which we can use for additional sightseeing actually...

Unique Suggestions: 1. Not to spend all your days in srinagar by staying on the boathouses
2. to negotiate with other shikara owners in arranging for pick-ups from your houseboats so that you would not be left at the "mercy" of the boathouse owners some of whom have hidden agendas.. :P

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 2, 2006
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