Tunda Palace Houseboat on Dal Lake is the place that I return for enjoying tranquility of the Srinagar. Have visited thrice and every time I have come back happy and relaxed. The location of the houseboat is nice on the other end of the Nehru Park with vast stretch of the lake in front with Shankaracharya Hill in the back ground on the right and Zabarwan Hills on the left. This means less noice and you can experience tranquil at the same time now far off from the hub of the activity. The houseboat is well maintained and provides the amenities required for a relaxing holiday. The large garden adjoining the the houseboat and the large jetty is a plus. One can relax in the garden which is full of flowering plants and trees or set on the jetty and watch the day pass by with one's favorite book to browse and unlimited serving of tea. The host Ghulam Ahmed Tunda is a gem of a person. In his late eighties but as spirited as a young lad of 20, he is full of old stories and very helpful. I can not forget how he helped my inlaws with running around and arranging hospital facilities for him when he fell sick while visiting Srinagar. The food served is good and home cooked, which can be tailored to suit your taste buds. Go to Tunda Palace houseboat for homely experience. Thanks Ahmedbhai for all hospitality and care that you have bestowed on us during my past 3 visits to Srinagar.