Today fly to Srinagar where you will check into your luxury eco houseboat on pellucid Dal Lake. Kashmir has been romanticised by everyone from the 16th-century Mogul emperor Jahangir to Salman Rushdie who spoke of “the lush valleys, the lakes, the streams, the saffron meadows – the intense physical beauty and culture of enormous harmony”.
This afternoon enjoy your shikara cruise of the lake.