Samad’s Island of Peace: The original building was purchased over a hundred years ago by my Grandfather, Hajji Abdul Samad Gakhru (the name was later changed to Kakroo for reasons not known) over a hundred years ago.
The original family came from an area (now part of Pakistan)called Gakhar – Abad. It is considered as a heritage property as it is the only island of it’s size, approx 32 Kanals of land with one of the oldest and the largest Chinar trees in Kashmir Valley with a girth of 45inch and estimated to me450 years old.
There is also a mosque on the island (since renovated) where Dr. Alama Iqbal has said to have offered prayer, with my grandfather, when visited Kashmir in June 1921. Name of the mosque is Masjid-e-Samad, and is open to general public.
01 Suites (Double) Rs.6000.00
02 Front Deluxe Bedroom Rs.4000.00
03 Back Deluxe Bedroom Rs.3000.00
Extra Bed Rs.0500
Service charges / local taxes as applicable
Children Up to 4 years free
Discount on Groups (10 or more)
Shikara Transportation to & fro from Island
The above tariff includes complimentary full breakfast and free shikara to and fro from the Ashai Bagh shikara stand in Nageen.
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