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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
Good professional service and value for money. Even you feel expensive but what is important is how you been taken care. The attention hotel staff provide to you is very much appreciated. The hotel satisfy every one taste of stay, playing area for children, scenic experience to lovers.
Property: 5 star
View: 5 star
Staff: 5 star
Service: 5 star
Food: 5 star
Housekeeping: 5 star
Room dining: 5 star
Facility: 5 star
Cleanliness: 5 star
Advisory: 5 star
Personal touch: 5 star
Any gaps: only 1....location though 5 star, it’s a bit uphill and no transportation to go out of property other than hotel or your own vehicle
Just go there to relax, tell them your preferences and interests and they will take care of the rest..
My rating of 5 star is considering it’s the highest.
Cheers and thanks to Vivanta Dal View team and the General Manager for his personal touch to everything.
Good location good food and excellent service . The view of the lake from the room is amazing . The food is also amazing. One can sit on the lawn facing the dal lake from ones room . The pool is also very properly maintained.
Even though I'm born and brought up in the mountains, the view of the picturesque Dal lake and the mighty Zabarwans took my breath away !!!!
Everyone in the hotel staff, from the reception to the restaurant, was warm and hospitable. Service was swift and words were kind.
You've got a great property & a wonderful team. Keep it up, please !
I went with my family and the stay was amazing! We stayed there for 2nights 3 days.
My mother had a fractured leg but the staff there were so helpful and warm hearted that they didn't let us feel any problems what so ever.
The view of dal lake i just breath taking.
It's a perfect blend of luxury and comfort.