About Us

one of the most luxurious residences in Premium Super Deluxe category in Kashmir

Our Story

The beautiful and unique tradition of houseboats in Kashmir started with the first British residents of Kashmir. As the Maharaja of Kashmir did not allow them to own land, they came to the idea to build their residences on water. After some time, the houseboats evolved from tiny floating homes to luxurious floating palaces. These hand-built houseboats, boasting all the amenities of 5-star hotels, are one of Kashmirs unique attractions.

The Prince of Vale is one of the most luxurious residences in the already highest ranked Premium Super Deluxe category in Kashmir, 147 ft. long, and 21 ft. wide. It includes five spacious double-bedrooms  all rooms offer electricity, TV with cable connection and modern bathrooms with bathtubs and water pressure of German standard. The cedar interiors are intricately carved and display the consummate artistry of Kashmiri craftsmen.The houseboat sits amidst the beauty of nature and enjoys breathtaking views of the snow covered peaks of the Pir Panjal mountains.

Hand-crafted Decor

The furnishings include embroidered native rugs and fabrics, local art, and solidly comfortable Victorian and Edwardian furniture. It also features a comfortable rooftop sundeck from which one can easily enjoy the Himalayan views and the brisk fresh air.

Cozy Place

A holiday on the Prince of Vale is also an unusual gourmet experience as our guests can enjoy the finest Kashmiri dishes, vegetarian and non-vegetarian.

Houseboat Dal Lake
Dal Lake

Our Specialties

We provide for our esteemed clients a variety of local cuisine from the basic daily bread and a cup of nun-chai (the pink tea) and the extensive Wazwan.

Houseboat Dal Lake
Houseboat Dal Lake

Meet The Team

Prince of Vale is a family run business and we treat our customers like family.  Be a part of our family and enjoy great ambience and greater hospitality at the Prince of Vale.

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Mr. Saleem Tunda

Since 1998, Saleem Tunda who lived nearly thirty years in Germany has been running the family business in the third generation, bringing German technical know-how into Kashmir, which is the reason why the Prince of Vale is the most modern and state-of-the-art houseboat in Srinagar. Even the high court was impressed by this houseboat which is the reason that even TV reported about it.

Nelofar Tunda

Ms. Nelofar Tunda

Mrs Nelofer runs the houseboat business in the fourth generation with the support of father. The Tunda family will do whatever they can do to make your stay in Kashmir as comfortable and unique as possible.

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Mr. Shafayet Tunda

Mr Shafayet Tunda Was accompanying Ms Nelofer to run the houseboat business in the fourth generation with the support of their father. However due sad demises of  Mr Shafayet Tunda , the Tunda family was in deep shock and Mrs Nelofer alone managed to do whatever she can to make your stay in Kashmir as comfortable and unique as possible