some contend that there have been houseboats on the Dal and Nagin lakes since the 1800s. we do know in the late 19th century the boat dwelling hanji community of srinagar started building floating homes or houseboats for english visitors and residents, who were not allowed to own land in kashmir.
DAL LAKE SPEAKS TO THE VISITORS WITH NEW FACILITIES FLOATING.
Hundreds of houseboats floatings in srinagar lakes like khyber group, wangnoo group, taj palace houseboat,de laila houseboat, young bombay houseboats, appolo houseboats, crown of india houseboats etc.
At best view resort, the visitors and travelers meet the treat of their eyes, a floating library, known as ZABARWAN LIBRARY POST. After a floating post office located on the dal lake in Srinagar, floating library also attracts travelers. This concept was started by an italian tourist here we are getting a good response. The moving library has over 500 collection of books of different genres in various languages including english, spanish, italian, russian etc.