Background Though it surprises many people, Rajasthan has a large number of lakes that are ideal for cruises on houseboats. Only Udaipur has an active water-transport culture-though no houseboats.
Location The following lakes: Anasagar (Ajmer), Siliserh (Alwar), Ramgarh, (Jaipur), Balsamand (Jodhpur), Fateh Sagar, Jaisamand at Udaipur.
Incentives Houseboats, typical of Srinagar, have proved popular in Kerala's backwaters in recent times.
Houseboats would cost Rs 30-35 Lakh each to commission .
Background The Chambal river is navigable and passes through a countryside characterized by lush vegetation,boulder-strewn rural areas as well as desert country. The river also has a population of gharials and wildlife on the banks.
Location Kota and environs.
Incentives New ventures such as these can be developed privately or in collaboration with Rajasthan Tourism Development corporation.