While some of us like to sit back and relax our minds and bodies when we go out for a holiday, there are many whose keen interests lie in experiencing a little bit of thrill. While some destinations have immense natural beauty there are some which serve as perfect spots for adventure sports. Jammu & Kashmir is one such state that offers to you both, scenic surroundings and unlimited adventure!
With lofty mountains and fast flowing rivers in the same region, Kashmir has various options of Land Adventure Sports, Aero-Sports and and Water Sports available. Be it hiking, para-gliding or river rafting, a holiday package to Kashmir will cover all the activities you will be looking forward to when you plan your dream adventure holiday.
The Land Adventure Sports include trekking, mountaineering, golfing, snow boarding and skiing. Trekkers and mountaineers are challenged by the hills of the Himalaya and the Karakoram ranges and though trekking and mountaineering in Ladakh is equally challenging with choices like the Ladakh-Zanskar trek, Padum-Leh and those in Nubra Valley, Zanskar Valley and Suru Valley.
Skiing in Kashmir is synonymous with Gulmarg, the seventh best skiing destination of Asia which also has a large 18-hole golf course which is one of the highest green golf courses in the world. Apart from skiing and golfing one can go ice skating in Gulmarg and skiing and snow boarding in Khilanmarg.
The peace loving and less adventurous people go for shikhara rides in The Dal Lake but those who want to feel thrill and excitement in everything they do can’t stop themselves from white water river rafting, popular in the Lidder, Chenab, Jhelum and Indus rivers to name a few. The Rainbow trout, Brown trout and Mahseer are some of the well known fishes found in the rivers of Kashmir, making it paradise for those fond of angling. The rivers also suffice the want of water skiing and water trekking.
If you want to feel your adrenaline rush through your body, para-gliding is the latest adventure sport that is picking up in Jammu, Sanasar and Batote. The camps in these places provide one with equipment as well. Para-sailing, hot air ballooning and Heli-Skiing are the other aero sports one looks into when in Kashmir.
When it comes to having an enthralling,sporty and literally ‘breathtaking’ experience, Kashmir has the best tourist attractions in India and must be visited to have an unforgettable trip!