I don't even know where to begin with. Everything about my trip to Kashmir should be highlighted. Weeks before my trip to Kashmir, the google fed me with news about Kashmir, mostly about the uncertainty and dangerous situation in Kashmir. Being a traveller and an Indonesian myself where my country sometimes was included in travel warning for some countries, I never believed what media said. And I was right, nothing to worry to be in Kashmir. It is not exaggerated if they say it is heaven on earth, indeed it is. My trip would not be completed without experiencing the houseboat living at New Jacquline Heritage.
We got a warm welcome from Sami and his crew. He made sure that our stay will be unforgettable and comfortable. I only booked 2 nights in this boat as I thought I might not like it very much and just for the sake of experiencing the houseboat. But, then I was wrong, the moment I entered the boat, not even saw my room yet, I regretted my decision to stay only two nights in this boat. If I could cancel my book in the other hotel for night 3, I would. Anyway, the boat is beautiful and decorated with gorgeous carpets and tapestry. The room and the bathroom were sparkling clean and beautiful. It was equipped with a heater powered by kerosene.
The heater in the room will only be on during the night to keep you warm. It was warm indeed, we slept like a baby. During the day, Mansyoor, the staff, will turn on the fireplace; to keep us warm. In the terrace, you could also sit and see the view of beautiful Nigeen lake. Believe me, it was like living my dream.
We had breakfast, tried lunch and dinner in boat. The food was super delicious. Thank you to Waseed ( hope I got his name right) for the unforgettable food we had on the boat. It was made with heart and soul so you even feel in the taste.
Sami, the owner, gave us suggestions on where to go and what to do in nearby place like Palhagam and Sonamarg. One thing, I would like to highlight, the trip advices from Sami was like coming from your own family or relative, not like someone who will make money out of you. He arranged the transport for us, giving some options on where to go with our limited time. Our driver, Rasyeed was also very friendly and spoke vey good English. He also made sure we were safe and not pay too much for something.
Samis family owns a Kashmiri handy craft shop which sells beautiful things like pashmina, Kashmir, phiran, etc with very good price. We bought some beautiful things from this shop.
It was hard to go and leave Sami and his crew, especially Mansyoor who had been our friends in the past days. I am telling you, its like leaving your family, I was quiet emotional leaving this place. Even days after, I sometimes thought about the family I left in New Jacquline Heritage House boats. So long and hope we meet again.
One of the best holidays ever had with family. The ambience, view from the houseboat and food was awesome, staff was very friendly. Can't wait for another such visit to Kashmir.
Keep it up....
May Allah bless us all
Initially I was bit worried because of Pulwama attack but it was safe and awesome journey to Srinagar, Gulmarg and Pahalgham. I went with family on 18th Feb and returned bon 22nd Feb. During my stay I found that for tourists there is no issues. Still you should be concious and alert. It was a great stay. Food and stay was simply superb. Staff and people around will guide you if any help is required. Above all this the places in Gulmarg, Srinagar and Pahalgham are mind blowing and awesome. Jannat e Kashmir. Heaven on Earth. Must visit place. :) Wasim will service you good food and make your stay comfortable with good service.
Hi, its a nice place and also such a beautiful Jacquline houseboat, I m visited last month with my friends stay in this awesome houseboat nice and excellent experience. One more thing in houseboat , very good staff , very humble and kind person and also food and hospitality is really awesomeness so I m suggested everyone please visit once time stay in Jacquline houseboat Srinagar... nice view see To this houseboat thank u so much Jacquline houseboat and love u Srinagar-Jammu.
superb experience in houseboat
its amazing to have there beautiful Kashmir wooden work in side
good deluxe beautiful rooms all the facility available
food test was awesome
good hospitality from staff
nice view from boat