A Family Businesss
The CALIFORNIA HOUSEBOATS is one of Kashmir’s leading and largest hospitality enterprises founded in 1950. The group manages over 18 luxury super deluxe houseboats. The group is also involved in travel tour services as The Kashmir Paradise Tours, in exports of all Kashmir handicrafts as Paradise Crafts and Paradise Arts n Crafts, in Sunchasers the largest departmental store in Srinagar, in export of Kashmir fruits, resorts etc under the dynamic chairmanship of Gulam Rasool. After joining the business of houseboats (family business since 1840) in 1972 Gulam Rasool has worked all his life for promotion of tourism in the valley. He is a very keen trekker, golfer, angler (record holder for the biggest brown trout 17.5 LBS ever caught in Kashmir till 2007), bird watcher, photographer, skier, environmentalist and a conservationist.