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Hazratbal Road Nigeen Lake, Srinagar 190006 India
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 06/10/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#13 of 693 Speciality lodging in Srinagar
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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Free internet
Breakfast available
Airport transportation
Non-smoking hotel
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Self-serve laundry
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Family rooms
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Aiban S M wrote a review Dec 2021
Shillong, India9 contributions
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
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Room Tip: The far corner rooms are the best
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Anamika Chauhan wrote a review Nov 2021
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This trip was for the three of us family members. We were looking for a quaint, peaceful place with a view - we got all three and much more with Lily of Nageen. It is situated on Nageen Lake which is away from Dal and the commercial hustle bustle. On one side of the houseboat you have the view of the lake and on the other side a lush park. The owner (Ajaz) is very passionate and knowledgeable about Kashmir and its culture. He's a great conversationalist and gets everything arranged as per your convenience. Our travel plans and visits were all taken care of by him and his team. The houseboat is quite spacious and packed with amenities. We stayed in unpredictable weather and got to see the sturdiness of the boat in action. Even on a stormy cold night, there was electricity back-up and hot water running. The food is home-made and absolutely delicious - all thanks to Sameena. Everything is served fresh and the boat was maintained by Ajaz bhai (yes,also named Ajaz :) A special shoutout to Ameen chacha for the shikara ride. We had Abid as our guide. We stayed in Srinagar throughout but visited Pahalgam & Gulmarg on different days. He gave us accurate information and guidance around all places we visited and ensured we were comfortable and safe. If you are looking for a peaceful, cozy and friendly stay, do not miss this place. Remember, this is someone's home and not a hotel. All in all, don't think twice if you plan to visit Srinagar. This will be my go-to place for all the future times I visit Srinagar.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Ajaz Karnai, General Manager at Lily of Nageen
Responded 11 Nov 2021
Dear Anamika, 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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Sabeela wrote a review Oct 2021
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Lily of Nageen has all that you need for a pleasant, cozy and affordable stay at Srinagar with beautiful lake view and Mountain. This is my second time stay at the house boat - first in September for 2 days and second in October for 5 days. Ajaz has become a part of our family now. He is such a humble and warm host taking care of all travel needs of the guests. He will be there to assist you whenever you need without any complaints. There is a beautiful garden next to the house boat where you get the complete view of the misty Himalayas. Ajaz bhai at the house boat is so caring that I have never felt so much hospitality anywhere else I stayed till now. The food was beyond words with the home cooked biryani still making my mouth water. Sameena Didi and Ammi are the best chefs catering to all our food requirements. You will never regret choosing this place which will make you FEEL AT HOME!!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Nadeem wrote a review Oct 2021
Bengaluru, India2 contributions
Beautiful place to stay Wonderful n very prompt service There is nothing which can't be arranged by them. My advice to all the travellers is, you must stay at lilly of nageen n visit kashmir through them. I just loved it.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Nasreen wrote a review Oct 2021
7 contributions
The houseboat is beautiful. Each room is a piece of art. The dinner served was homely and tasty. The host was hospitable and friendly. However a bit of advice......avoid buying goods from the vendors who come there to sell their wares. Highly overpriced. A trip to Lal Chowk will take care of all your shopping needs.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
US$34 - US$46 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
IndiaJammu and KashmirKashmirSrinagar DistrictSrinagar
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lily of Nageen
Which popular attractions are close to Lily of Nageen?
Nearby attractions include Shankaracharya Hill (4.3 km), Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden (4.7 km), and Dal Lake (4.3 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.
Which room amenities are available at Lily of Nageen?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
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 Stream Restaurant, Lacima cafe and pizzeria, and Ahdoos.
Does Lily of Nageen have airport transportation?
Yes, Lily of Nageen offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Lily of Nageen?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
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.