The Mughal Emperor Jejangir was so intrigued by the beauty of Kashmir that he exclaimed: “If there is a Paradise on earth, it is here, it is here, it is here.” Nature has lavishly endowed Kashmir with certain distinctive favors which hardly find a parallel in any alpine land of the world. The beautiful hill peaks covered with sparkling white snow, flourishing green surroundings, dense forests, and exquisite lakes, waterfalls and scenic lakes make it simply amazing. Due to its untouched and remarkable natural beauty the state is also called as Paradise on Earth.
Sukoon (which means “divine peace” in Kashmiri) is a luxury houseboat strategically moored, so guests can view the Zabarwan mountain range and a few of the city’s architectural splendors—the Mughal Gardens, Shankaracharya Temple, Hari Parbat Fort.
Carved wooden doors open to reveal a lounge adorned with crystal chandeliers and intricately handwoven Kashmir carpets. The vast dining room is filled with period furniture. Overall, the décor has a distinctive Victorian feel, recalling something bequeathed by the British colonialists who fully understood Paradise Valley’s splendorous characteristics.