Sking and Golfing in Gulmarg
Gulmarg in Jammu and Kashmir has one of the world's highest green golf courses, as well as a clubhouse, which is a historical building in its own right. For the would-be golfer, there are golf sets on hire, pros to coach one in the game, and provisional memberships. Sking and helisking are now the popular tourist attraction in Gulmarg, especially in the winters and late winters.
River- Rafting in Jammu and Kashmir
A range of rafting options is available on the Indus and its major tributaries. The best stretch for professionally guided runs in white water is on the Indus between Spituk and Saspol. Beyond Saspol, the river becomes difficult and requires technically skilled participants and careful organisation. Upward of Spituk, the Indus has the easiest stretch up to Karu, ideal for basic training and for day-return "scenic floating" for amateurs.
Trekking in Jammu and Kashmir
There are trekking possibilities that include short, daylong walks up and down mountain slopes to visit isolated villages or monastic settlements, or across a ridge to enjoy the sheer beauty of the lunar mountains cape. Long, trans-mountain treks involving weeks of walking and camping in the wilderness can be quite thrilling experience. For example, the trek from Lamayuru in the Indus valley to Darcha in Lahaul across Zanskar takes nearly three weeks. Most of the established routes traverse the Zanskar range, which separates the Indus valley from Zanskar.
Paragliding in Jammu and Kashmir
Tourism of Jammu and Kashmir has introduced Paragliding at Sanasar Lake and Jammu. Equipment can be hired from the tourist office in Jammu city. May, June, September and October are suitable months for paragliding at Sanasar which is situated 19-km from Patnitop with a good approachable road and transport links. One can reach Sanasar from Jammu via Kud and Patnitop by bus or taxi.
Fishing in Jammu and Kashmir
Now, fishing is big commerce in Jammu and Kashmir through spring and summer. Fishing is also one of the popular tourist attractions in Jammu and Kashmir. The British pioneered the brown and rainbow trout to the streams of Kashmir Valley, where they have thrived. At the same time they introduced the system of anglers reserving ' beats' on their favourite river. Reservations for beats should be made before one arrives in Jammu and Kashmir, through an Indian Government Tourist Office or directly to the Tourist Reception Centre in Srinagar in Srinagar District of Jammu and Kashmir.
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(Last Updated on : 09-09-2016)
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