Vivanta by Taj – Dal View, Srinagar
What We Love
- Breathtaking hilltop location
- Large infinity pool overlooking the Zabarwan Mountains
- Choice of two restaurants
- A sunset houseboat ride across the mirror-like Dal Lake
What To Know
- Smoking is permitted in some rooms
- The hotel can arrange private candlelit dining by the lake
- Free WiFi for up to two devices
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
On a hill overlooking northern India’s Zabarwan Mountains, this lakeside retreat is a lesson in understated luxury. The burnt-orange building is inspired by traditional Kashmiri design but the sleek interiors feature polished wood floors, oversize copper pendant lamps and high vaulted ceilings. The 84 guestrooms are similarly opulent with private balconies overlooking the lake or the gardens. Jamawar paisley silk headboards, colonial-style shutters and carved walnut light panels set the traditional tone, with earthy oranges and olives echoing the stunning landscape. At Latitude, sample pan-Indian delicacies, or trout caught fresh from the lake that morning. Jade Dragon serves mouthwatering Sichuan cuisine in a formal dining room with tinted-mirror walls. Don’t miss the signature dessert: jasmine tea mousse made with local lotus stem. No trip to Kashmir is complete without a houseboat cruise on Dal Lake; a moonlight glide on the traditional “Shikara” (which can be organized by the property) is a romantic excursion not to be missed.
In the Area
Dal Lake offers some wonderful surprises for the first-time visitor. The Floating Vegetable Market, where colorful produce is hawked on equally colorful boats, takes place every morning at 6 a.m. The scene is idyllic — farmers come laden with onions, tomatoes, water chestnuts, flowers and saffron — so bring your camera. The hotel also arranges tours of a local papier-mâché factory, where the ancient Kashmiri art is produced by expert craftsmen. Nature lovers will not be disappointed either. Nearby Dachigham National Park is home to the Himalayan black bear as well as a host of diverse flora and fauna.
How to Get There
We r staying with taj for two nights super property with a beautiful view great food exillient staff there is a coffee shop tLounge with a dal lake view they have a nice freindly staff Mr md alaamgeer very nice person he took care of us very nicely he make superb coffee n kawa do visit taj nice view nice staff
Beautiful hotel with a very nice view of Dal Lake and snow covered mountains. Rooms were well kept. Only thing is the carpets may need a change, rather than that everything was perfect. Very beautiful reception lobby and friendly staff. Each staff ensured everything is well taken care of. Definitely recommend this place if you are staying over in Srinagar =)
A short sojourn to Srinagar and what an enchanting experience it was at the property. A very personalised hospitality, awesome finger licking food, immaculate housekeeping and great service.Overall an awe inspiring experience!
We were a group of 6 members staying at Vivanta by Taj. Excellent hotel with beautiful rooms opening up to garden overlooking the dal lake. Lavish bathrooms with all the amenities made it so special.. staff was the most courteous and going out of their way to make us comfortable. Breakfast was so elaborate with everything delicious. Thoroughly enjoyed the stay. Would advise anyone to stay here and make the Kashmir holiday memorable and enjoyable
Great hotel with passionate staff. All the hotel staff are very polite and helpful. Service is very good. Food's quality & taste is very nice. The experience & stay at hotel was awesome. This hotel is always welcoming, from front staff to restaurant and management to cleaning staff. The rooms are always clean and tidy. Room service is quick and efficient. I highly recommend this hotel to both business and traveling guests.