Sikandra Palace Houseboat accommodation in the beautiful vale offers a unique and unforgettable experience. It is located at Dal Lake, Nehru Park, Srinagar Kashmir.
Sikandra Palace - 12 rooms, surrounded by thousands of flowering lotus, are truly made for emperors. Each is approximately 50 yards long. One end contains three/four bedrooms fit for royalty - each with bathroom and dressing room and all the conveniences necessary for private matters and elegant dressing.
Each room has a hand-crafted ceiling and hand-carved cedar panelled walls. The floors and corridor are thickly covered with traditional and colourful Kashmir rugs and carpets. At the other end of the "palace" there is a huge living room and dining room with similar proportions. Each of these is again totally panelled with hand-carved cedar…this time with ornate designs backed by coloured lights providing dramatic effects with the main lights turned off.
Indian Airlines operate regular daily flights to Srinagar from Delhi, Mumbai and Jammu. They leave from Delhi directly, from Delhi via Jammu, and from Bombay via New Delhi and Jammu. Jet Airways also operate daily flights to Srinagar from Delhi as well as Jammu. Indian Airlines has its city office in the Tourist Reception Centre, while the Jet Airways office is close by.
Srinagar airport is 14 kms from the city. . Jammu & Kashmir State Road Transport Corporation (J&KSRTC) operates special coach services between the airport and the city.
The nearest railhead for Srinagar is Jammu Tawi (305 kms) where trains arrive from Delhi, Calcutta, Pune, Mumbai, Kanyakumari, Ahmedabad, etc. As with flights, train bookings have to be made well in advance. During the holiday season, additional trains operate to and from various parts of the country
National Highway 1-A, connecting Srinagar with Jammu, is a good, all-weather road with several sharp inclines and hairpin bends. It is maintained by the Border Roads Organization (BRO), which clears the road of any obstructions resulting from natural causes like landslides and heavy snowfall. The famous Jawahar Tunnel that connects Jammu with the Kashmir Valley across the Pir Panjal range falls en route.