The state of Jammu and Kashmir is the heart of various exciting adventure sports. Besides local sightseeing, tourists can also indulge in a plethora of adventure sports. It houses in store mountaineering, trekking and skiing. The gushing rivers and lovely streams in the Himalayan areas are ideal for river rafting, which add popularity to Kashmir tourism.
Some of the most enjoyed adventure sports in Jammu & Kashmir are:
This adventure is among the most popular attractions for adventure-enthusiasts. Done on open slopes, skiing is an exciting adventure. Gulmarg in the Himalayas is the best ski resort. With good snow conditions, Gulmarg is the perfect place for all the ski lovers.
Adventure tour in Jammu and Kashmir takes you to a world of entertainment. The state brings you the unique opportunity to play golf all through the summer from the months of April to November. Gulmarg and Srinagar are the two destinations in Kashmir that offer green golf courses. The golf set, balls and various other golfing equipment are available on rent.
Kashmir is a heaven for trekkers. The terrain from the Shivalik hills of Jammu to the rocky mountains of Ladakh is a delight for adventure enthusiasts. This is the place where you can come across a lot of diversity. Sonamarg, Pahalgam and Srinagar are the main trekking points. Lamayuru, Zanskar and Darcha are the important points for trekking.
In Kashmir, water sports are fun-filled. The Nagin and Dal lakes in Srinagar are the perfect places to enjoy water-skiing. The Dal has the largest expanse, which has privately owned 'bathing boats'. Tourists can hire these for motor lunches and water-skies.
Foreign climbers throng to the place in the Nun-Kun Massif in the great Himalayan range. Travellers can reach to the place from the Kargil-Pudum road. The shortest possible way to the base camp makes this mountain range most appealing climbing site in the Great Himalayas.
Kashmir has been aptly referred to as the angler's paradise. With a chain of glaciated streams, lakes and rivers, the place offers good opportunity of angling. Tourists can embark on adventure and sports tour to have fun in angling.