HOUSEBOAT

  • Srinagar: British woman tourist found dead April 6, 2013

    Srinagar: A British tourist was found dead inside a houseboat in the Dal Lake in Srinagar on Saturday after being allegedly molested by another foreign tourist from Netherlands, the police said. The woman was reportedly found in a pool of blood inside her room in the houseboat. The Dutch tourist has...
  • Kerala: Four tourists drown as houseboat capsizes January 26, 2013

    Alappuzha: Four tourist from Tamil Nadu, including a child, drowned in Kerala's Alappuzha district after a houseboat capsized on Saturday. The incident took place at a popular tourist spot of the district, Punnamada lake. Sixty tourists from Chennai were at the spot when the houseboat capsized. The remaining tourists have been...
  • Kerala: 2 houseboats go up in flames August 30, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: One person was killed when two houseboats went up in flames in Kerala's tourist location of Alappuzha. Investigations are on to establish the cause of the fire, police said Thursday. "Three houseboats were docked at the site. Two were gutted in the fire. The third was moved away before...
  • Kashmir's famed houseboats hit by conservation rules October 23, 2009

    Srinagar: For nearly a century, handcarved houseboats bobbing on a placid lake drew millions of visitors to the stunningly beautiful Himalayan region of Kashmir. But today a grand houseboat where Beatle George Harrison once stayed sits rotting and halfsubmerged in the mirror calm Dal lake, one of Kashmir's main tourist attractions. The...
  • Houseboats may not be as Indian they appear August 10, 2007

    Srinagar: For many who come to Kashmir every year, the trip is incomplete without staying in one of the houseboats that float on the Dal Lake, the Nigeen Lake and River Jehlum. But behind the walnut woodwork and papermachied ceilings is a secret that few of them know houseboats are...
  • Kashmir houseboats, a unique world November 19, 2006

    Srinagar: There are many things unique to Kashmir, often called the Paradise on Earth. But perhaps the most enchanting of all are the houseboats, a colonial contribution but now moulded as a perfect synthesis of east and west. Made of Cedar wood, the mesmerising houseboats of Kashmir are complete with stately...