Enroute our Ladakh bike ride, our plan on Day#2 was to reach Sonmarg from Patnitop. But my wife's insistence to stay at Srinagar and specifically at a house boat, made me change plans. After visiting gate#19, we met a guy who suggested us to check out his house boat - Tehran! The house boat is located right towards the wider edge of the lake and in a very clean area. The moment we stepped in, man, it was like a royal experience. Everything was decorated so beautifully and aesthetically that it took you straight to the bygone Mughal era! The food served and the hospitality in entirety was amazing. Best part was listening to the stories of the region narrated by the old caretaker there while having morning breakfast. This houseboat had a nice deck to sit and stand outside and bask in the peace and tranquility of Dal all around. It is definitely one the costlier options there, but the cheaper ones are damp and humid!