Rita goes to Kashmir for her vacation and rents a houseboat from a simple local boy named Raja. Raja falls in love with her instantly, and eventually a mutual affection develops. After her vacation Rita returns back to her house, but in the next vacation comes back with Kishore (Jatin Khanna), the boy with whom Rita’s father wants her to marry. This time Raja declares his love, and travels to the city to present himself to Rita’s family. Rita dresses him in western finery and instructs him about some of her family’s modern customs, but when Rita’s father sets him up for an embarrassing evening, Raja realizes that he cannot adjust to Rita’s world. It’s up to Rita to figure out a way to keep their relationship alive.