I was staying with my family during the christmas weekend at New Buckingham Palace Houseboat. Thanks to Captain Hameed (Proprietor) and Khalid who assisted in taking care of us including children with great food. It was an awesome experience, peace of mind and no botheration about the cold and concerns about safety in the valley and the bonus being local shopping. Capt Hameed recommended the itinerary and arranged Shikara ride in Dal Lake, personally taken us to Sonmarg and Gulmarg for white Xmas. He also helped us in getting the best value for money by negotiating the snow activity package in both the places. We would to thank Capt Hameed and his team for the memories, would like to come back again in the next season.