Lily of Nageen

Lily of Nageen

Hazratbal Road Nigeen Lake, Srinagar 190006 India
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Lily of Nageen is a family-run houseboat moored on Nageen Lake and have been hosting tourists for over fifty years. Ghulam Nabi Karnai is a second generation houseboat owner building his own business from scratch taught him every aspect of the trade from managing a houseboat, to leading treks & tailor-making itineraries. We are not only skilled in weaving interesting local experiences for your tour itinerary to keep you thrilled and entertained throughout the trip but we also : keep a tab on best hotels & flight deals for you provide you with best transport facilities know the best restaurant, bars and spas to try book you tickets to best performances and events in the city and guide you to the best stores and shops in the town that offer a fair price and high quality stuff to all their customers. We firmly believe vacations are meant for adventure, learning, comfort and relaxation- leave the planning to us and your worries at home.
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Hazratbal Road Nigeen Lake, Srinagar 190006 India
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Somewhat walkable
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Sonam C wrote a review Jan 2021
Mumbai, India6 contributions1 helpful vote
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Houseboat Lily of Nageen

We stayed with Ajaz bhai during the last week of December in 2020.
The five stars are too less to describe the experience we had with him and his family. We truly had a local Kashmiri experience thanks to him and his wonderful family members.
Despite being extremely cold, the place was always well heated and there was hot water in the bathroom.
The home cooked Kashmiri food and that special cup of Kahwa always warmed our hearts.
The houseboat is situated in a good location with an un obstructed view of the Nigeen lake. The sunset is quite magnificent from here. The interior of the houseboat is very thoughtfully done with a lot of details.
Ajaz bhai gave us a lot recommendations for local travel and shopping. He arranged for our travel to and fro the airport and also to Gulmarg. Ajaz bhai and his family always went out of their way to make us feel comfortable and did everything in their capacity to ensure we had a good time.
We would like to return soon to experience Kashmir in a different season but at the same accommodation.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Ajaz Karnai, General Manager at Lily of Nageen
Responded 12 Jan 2021
Dear Sonam, Thank you for your kind feedback on your recent stay at Lily of Nageen. I’m glad to know that you had a wonderful stay & were thoroughly impressed with the hospitality & services provided. It was indeed a pleasure having you at Lily of Nageen & we look forward to welcoming you again in future. Warm Regards, Ajaz Karnai
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Aftab wrote a review Dec 2020
9 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were a party of three, first timers in Kashmir, and Ajaz and his Mom and sister made us feel like we knew them from a previous life. The location is pristine and quiet and the houseboat warm and tastefully decorated. Given that winter had set in, Ajaz and his able assistant Amin Kaka made sure we always had warm beds, hot water in the washrooms and fire in the furnaces. The food was always tasty, made with fresh local ingredients, and customised to our tastes. Ajaz drove us around himself and we had an amazing time going on hikes and clicking a zillion pictures of the raw Alpine beauty of Kashmir.

We’ll be back soon!!!
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Response from Ajaz Karnai, General Manager at Lily of Nageen
Responded 12 Jan 2021
Dear Aftab, Thank you for your kind feedback on your recent stay at Lily of Nageen. I’m glad to know that you had a wonderful stay & were thoroughly impressed with the hospitality & services provided. It was indeed a pleasure having you at Lily of Nageen & we look forward to welcoming you again in future. Warm Regards, Ajaz Karnai
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Veena wrote a review Apr 2022
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
I heard about this place from my friends who visited Srinagar last year.

Me and my friend had a calm and relaxed stay at this beautiful quiet place, with an astonishing view of the mountains - the morning view and evening views are entirely different and keeps changing!

The staff treated us really well and we were able to trust them completely. Also the food that they provided ( kashmiri pulao, kashmiri poha) and kahwa tea was delicious.

We could trust the staff so well that they did give us valid guidance on what to do at the different places that we visited (pahalgam and gulmarg) and about the rates and shops that provided us with the authentic kashmiri shawls (pashmina shawls).

If we ever visit Srinagar again, without a doubt we will stay here in the shores of the nageen lake 😊
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Vstar23 wrote a review Aug 2022
Melbourne, Australia32 contributions1 helpful vote
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Absolutely loved our stay here! All the staff were very helpful when there was any issues they aimed to please.

The hospitality we were shown was beyond expectations. The breakfast was great and we were even fed dinner a few times!

Besides how beautiful the houseboat is decorated the location is magical, very peaceful. The way the house boat sits every room has an actual lake view which is unique from most other boats in Dal or Nigeen lakes!

Thanks Imtiaz, Meraj and Ajaz
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Quiet location away from hustle and bustle. Access to houseboat is a short walk through a lovely...
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Aiban S M wrote a review Dec 2021
Shillong, India13 contributions
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were a group of 8 with 4 rooms booked. This property was recommended by a common friend from Delhi and I just took her word for it. The entire communication with the owner Ajaz started weeks before when we inquired about the rooms, the food and even helped us to buy portable gas for our camping stoves since we were on a road trip to Ladakh and Manali.
The rooms are bigger than what we imagined on a houseboat and the facilities are top-notch with separate lounge and dining areas. The food was excellent and the prompt service from the owner was embarrassing, to say the least.
What we really liked was that the vendors from the silverware to the flowers were vetted by the owner first before they enter the house boat. Thank you Ajaz for the beautiful experience and of course the stories about Kashmir which we don't see or hear in the main news.
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Date of stay: October 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: The far corner rooms are the best
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Dr L wrote a review Apr 2022
25 contributions1 helpful vote
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nigeen Lake is such a beautiful place and the Lily of Nageen is the perfect spot for a break from city life. The beds were comfortable and the room cosy during the cool nights - I slept so well! Ajaz and Ajaz couldn’t have done more to make our stay easy: from arranging drivers and shikaras, accompanying us on walks into the mountains and city for sightseeing, serving delicious home-cooked meals and cleaning the room every day. It was all done with such good-humoured friendliness, I highly recommend this place.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Ajaz Karnai, General Manager at Lily of Nageen
Responded 13 Apr 2022
Dear Jenny, Thank you for your kind feedback on your recent stay at Lily of Nageen. I’m glad to know that you had a wonderful stay & were thoroughly impressed with the hospitality & services provided. It was indeed a pleasure having you at Lily of Nageen & we look forward to welcoming you again in future. Warm Regards, Ajaz Karnai
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Jayati S wrote a review Apr 2021
New Delhi, India31 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a lovely time at Lily of Nageen. The rooms are huge (bigger than other houseboats we have stayed at), equipped with all modern facilities and great views from both the bedrooms. It is also easily accessible via a car.
The food served was some of the best Kashmiri food we ate on our stay. Samina, Ajaz & the entire family and staff are hugely hospitable & I would recommend everyone to stay here.
Thank you for a wonderful stay!
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Date of stay: April 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
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5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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DevRaj wrote a review Jul 2021
Srinagar, India1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was our first time in Srinagar and we were bit skeptical of how our stay was gonna be in Srinagar. Luckily fate had good plans for us and we booked Lily of Nageen. It is a luxury houseboat located at one of the safest and picturesque location in Srinagar. It is wonderfully placed at an angle beside the park where the sunrise and sunset is observed in a grand manner. Azaz bhai and his cousin made sure of fullfilling any kind of our needs. We exchanged great conversations and fun and laughter sessions with azaz bhai and his cousin. WiFi speed and connectivity was as good as big cities. There was full time power backup too. The food cooked was sumptous and left us salivating for more. They arranged local kashmiri live sufi music and inhouse shakira rides to experience Dal lake. All in all, we had 6 star stay at lily of Nageen. Thanks to the wonderful hospitality of Azaz bhai and his cousin. Whenever we will be in Srinagar, we would know where to stay without a second thought😊😊♥️♥️
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Namitha B wrote a review Oct 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were first timers in Kashmir, after Leh-Ladakh tour wanted to spend few days at Srinagar. There was some mess-up with the checkin date and Ajaz Bhai is so humble and accommodative in adjusting the dates Ajaz helped to plan 5 days tour at Srinagar - Pahalgam, Gulmarg and local sight seeing. We enjoyed the stay and food at Lily house boat. Lily boat house at Nigeen has easy access through a beautiful park on one side and on the other side a view of calm Nigeen lake. The Kashmiri Biriyani served at the house boat for dinner was very tasty and the hot khawa ikept us warm. Ajaz is very resourceful not only with the accommodation, but also a great guide and facilitates with all our travel needs.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Amit wrote a review Oct 2022
4 contributions2 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I checked in on 3rd October 2022 with my elderly mother . First thing the caretaker shared that our houseboats caretaker and chef are on leave due to some wedding . Hence we cannot get food . So I had to walk with him for about 1.5 Kms with the borrowed caretaker to get food.

Please refer their website https://lilyofnageen.com/services-facilities/

Its states that it has room and restaurant which serves authentic kashmiri food .

Also in cleartrip site its mentioned as below

Dining: Stop by the houseboat's restaurant, Grillf, for lunch or dinner. Dining is also available at the coffee shop/cafe, and room service (during limited hours) is provided. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at the bar/lounge. A complimentary English breakfast is included.

I spoke to the owner and was appalled at his tone and direction . Its totally misleading as mentioned above - in website and cleartrip that they have a restaurant . Its ethically wrong

I had look for a hotel at night 8 pm and spend additional 7k from pocket to get to a hotel where i can get food .

Apart from the same the full amount is charged to me by Lily of Nageen
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Response from Ajaz Karnai, General Manager at Lily of Nageen
Responded 8 Oct 2022
Hi Amit, Greetings from Houseboat Lily of Nageen! I'm sorry to hear you had a frustrating experience and we appreciate you sharing your feedback. Being known for our great customer service, we would like to make things right. 1)We did informed you that we were unable to provide you in-house dinner prior to your arrival (in advanced). 2) Our houseboat caretaker Mehraj (not borrowed) brought you to the restaurant across the street which approx. only 200 meters away from the houseboat, we apologise if you feel like you have walked 1.5kms. 3) It is always a customer’s choice where to have their meals or buy foods. There are plenty of local fast food chains & restaurants that are tasty and affordable in the locality. Perhaps you should stay longer instead of 1 night only to experience our great local dinings. 4) Lily of Nigeen always practice zero-tolerance policies against discrimination and we were also disheartened by your racist remarks to our staff during your stay. It is shame you didn't leave any meaningful comments that we could seriously considered but leave us in doubt. By judging on this review, we believe it is purely based on your personal view. We apologise once again If this also was offensive. We hope one day you can consider to return and we will ensure to provide the best service to you and your family. Thank you!
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RM 307 - RM 373 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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IndiaJammu and KashmirKashmirSrinagar DistrictSrinagar
NUMBER OF ROOMS
2
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lily of Nageen
Which popular attractions are close to Lily of Nageen?
Nearby attractions include Nigeen Lake (0.3 km), Hazara Arts (0.9 km), and Kathi Darwaza (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Lily of Nageen?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include airport transportation, laundry service, and free internet access.
What food & drink options are available at Lily of Nageen?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Lily of Nageen?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tall Tree Restaurant, Amigos Foods, and Hooked.
Does Lily of Nageen have airport transportation?
Yes, Lily of Nageen offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Lily of Nageen?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kathi Darwaza (0.6 km) and Parihaspora Pattan (5.1 km).
Does Lily of Nageen have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.
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