it was a sudden plan to visit kashmir along with my wife , i was little worried regarding my stay and trip, but one of my friend recommend me chicago group of houseboats and told about mr ajaz. i called him and told him about my 4 night 5 day visit to kashmir and within 5 minutes he mailed me all the plan. i was still not very sure but when i reached at airport, from that time till i leave srinagar, i think i had my one of the best life-time experiene, i felt like i was in my home. i cant express in words about the hospitality , food and everything they had done for me. ajaz ji, khan uncle, mohd bhai, tahir bhai , ali bhai . i think each and every person is now in my heart and will remain forever. regarding my stay i think it is cost effective, very well mantained, food was good and as per your choice, heating system was great.
i met so many people from kashmir during my trip and this all changed the picture of kashmir which i had earlier. now kashmir is one place where i will look forward for future trip. and i strongly recommend you to not to miss this heaven on earth.
thank you ajaz bhai and team for making our journey so special.
Booked 3 rooms on one houseboat, specifying we wanted a back room and expecting exclusivity but arrived to find we were sharing and divided between two boats and had to wait for dinner.
These things do happen, but was was exceptional was Ajaz's reaction to the mistake; he provided a free dinner and driver the next day to take us around Srinagar before dropping us at the airport. Mohammed and his colleague on the houseboats were fantastic and the food excellent.
All in all, a silver lining and would recommend the hospitality of Chicago Houseboats.
From the beginning until the last day of our stay in Chicago Houseboat were splendid. They really took care of us like a family. Mr Ajaz was really concerned when our flight couldn't land and had to be rescheduled. He even checked every hour to make sure there would be someone waiting for us once we arrive at the airport.
Mr Ajaz made sure everything ran smoothly according to plan and he tried his best to accommodate our suggestions in the planned itinerary.
The houseboat itself was absolutely incredible! It was really clean. The room was spacious with 1 double bed and 1 single bed for my friend and I, just the 2 of us. My another friend got the whole room just by himself. The weather was really cold that time esp at night, but they made us feel warm by putting logs into the traditional heater before we slept and there were a few layer of blankets and an electric blanket.
The food was superb! The welcoming tea was delicious. I really like those cookies and the spongy cake. Dinner was scrumptious with Kashmiri styled cooking. I wish we had those kind of dishes in Malaysia. Though there are here, but the taste and the feeling won't be the same.
I will definitely come here again one day. And yes, so far, our stay in Kashmir was a really good one and among the best I have ever had! Thank you Mr Ajaz and everyone :)
stayed 4 nights with chicago 15-19 dec 16.
from arriving until day i left jaz and his staff [mohamad & mr khan] looked after me so well,nothing was to much trouble,roaring log fires ,electric blanket when i retired, food of my choice cooked to order.
was made to feel like member of family,thanks for making my stay special,thoroughly
all the very best,thank you.
Highly recommended place to stay in Srinagar!!. Our stay and tour around Kashmir were very amazing and satisfying. Mr Ajaz, the owner of the houseboat was very helpful and kind. He helped us a lot during our stay and took care of us to his very best. His workers were all very nice too. The houseboat itself was very comfortable, we had one whole houseboat only for us 5. The rooms are spacious, houseboat is very clean, they had heaters and heating blanket too, the toilets are also very clean :) I must say the food were VERY delicious. you simply need not to be worry of anything. They took care of everything from the start of our trip. I would definitely come back and stay here for my next visit! We were all very happy and delighted with their services !