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bird watching

Birdwatching, or birding, is a form of wildlife observation in which the observation of birds is a recreational activity or citizen science. It can be done with the naked eye, through a visual enhance

camel safari

Beautiful but remote, Ladakh sits like a white gem in the green crown of Jammu and Kashmir tourism. Positioned at an altitude that ranges from 9,000 feet to 25,170 feet, Ladakh is the highest plateau


Camping is an outdoor activity involving overnight stays away from home in a shelter, such as a tent. Typically participants leave developed areas to spend time outdoors in more natural ones in pursui


Fishing is the activity of trying to catch fish. Fish are normally caught in the wild. Techniques for catching fish include hand gathering, spearing, netting, angling and trapping. “Fishing” may inclu

mountain biking

Mountain cycling is all about steering a mountain cycle over rocky tracks and around boulder-strewn paths. It’s no secret that mountain bikers love trails and more trails! To tackle the trails, the requirements are physical strength, stamina and a strong mountain cycle. Mountain bikes or ATBs (all-terrain bikes) feature a frame and fork that are rugged. Their frames are often built of aluminum so they are lightweight and stiff, making them efficient to ride. Where to go? The hot spots for mountain cycling are Srinagar to Gulmarg, Gulmarg to Pahalgam, Pahalgam to Srinagar, Srinagar to Sonamarg, Sonamarg to Wular / Manasbal lake and back to Srinagar .The Srinagar - Leh highway gives you a chance to conquer the mighty Himalayas through ten mountain passes. What you need to know? Mountain cycling calls for strength and stamina. Make sure that you get used to the local climatic conditions.


Paragliding is the recreational and competitive adventure sport of flying paragliders: lightweight, free-flying, foot-launched glider aircraft with no rigid primary structure. The pilot sits in a harness suspended below a fabric wing. Wing shape is maintained by the suspension lines, the pressure of air entering vents in the front of the wing, and the aerodynamic forces of the air flowing over the outside. Despite not using an engine, paraglider flights can last many hours and cover many hundreds of kilometres, though flights of one to two hours and covering some tens of kilometres are more the norm. By skillful exploitation of sources of lift, the pilot may gain height, often climbing to altitudes of a few thousand metres.

play polo

Polo is a horseback mounted team sport. It is one of the world's oldest known team sports. Polo was first played in Persia (Iran) at dates given from the 6th century BC to the 1st century AD. Polo was at first a training game for cavalry units, usually the king’s guard or other elite troops. From there it spread to the entirety of Persia and beyond. It is now popular around the world, with well over 100 member countries in the Federation of International Polo. It is played professionally in 16 countries. It was an Olympic sport from 1900 to 1936. It is known as the sport of kings. It has become a spectator sport for equestrians and society, often supported by sponsorship.

river rafting

River rafting, more often called the White Water Rafting is a popular sport in Kashmir & Leh. Armed with life-jackets and helmets tourists in large numbers opt for this thrilling sport. Anyone above 12 years of age wearing tight clothes is allowed to have a go. Only those people suffering either from blood pressure or asthma are advised to keep away! Tourists make it a point of trying at least once whenever they come in this valley of paradise.

gandola riding

A gondola lift is a means of cable transport and type of aerial lift which is supported and propelled by cables from above. It consists of a loop of steel cable that is strung between two stations, so


Golf is a club-and-ball sport in which players use various clubs to hit balls into a series of holes on a course in as few strokes as possible. Golf, unlike most ball games, cannot and does not uti


Rich culture, eye-catching beauty of nature in the state, and avenues for a range of adventure and leisure activities make Jammu and Kashmir a perfect destination for honeymooners to begin their marit

horse riding

Kashmir is famously known as paradise personified on earth dressed with beautiful landscapes that hold stretches of snow-surmounted mountain peaks. Adding to the charm are the crystal azure blue lakes

hot air ballooning

A hot air balloon is a lighter-than-air aircraft consisting of a bag, called an envelope, which contains heated air. Suspended beneath is a gondola or wicker basket (in some long-distance or high-alti

Houseboat Stay

A houseboat (different from boathouse, which is a shed for storing boats) is a boat that has been designed or modified to be used primarily as a home. Some houseboats are not motorized, because they a

jeep safari

Wish to explore the wilds or the remote snowy areas of the Himalayas?- the best option is to board a jeep. It is the most secure way to travel while exploring the wild species in the dense woods or dr

mountain climbing

The mountains in Kashmir may be categorized as Alpine and Himalayan. The four important mountaineering zones in the state of Jammu and Kashmir are Kashmir, Zanskar, Kishtwar and Ladakh. Mountain climb


Jammu and Kashmir is a state that is considered a holy place by people of all religion. The state brims with sacred sites, visited by pilgrims from all over the world. Most of these holy sites are situated amidst the picturesque surroundings of mighty Himalayas. And this attribute has now started attracting many tourists as well to these sites. That way, not only do they get to explore the stunning landscapes of Jammu and Kashmir, they also have the opportunity to worship the Lords and get their blessings. The state has many temples and mosques that in themselves are wonder creations. When it comes to religious tolerance, the state stands as an epitome. A pilgrim, who comes to J&K, should not leave without visiting the Hari Parbat Pilgrim center where a mosque, a temple and a Gurudwara stand side by side. The sight itself gives you the undiluted feeling of brotherhood.


The Dal is famous not only for its beauty, but for its vibrance, because it sustains within its periphery, a life that is unique anywhere in the world. The houseboat and shikara communities have lived for centuries on the Dal, and so complete is their infrastructure on the lake, that they never have to step on land! Doctors, tailors, and bakers - you'll see them all in tiny wooden shops on the lake, near picturesque vegetable gardens and acres of lotus gardens. A shikara ride is one of the most soothing, relaxing aspects of a holiday in Kashmir. Shikaras are long boats which crowd the Srinagar lakes. They are used for getting back and forth from the houseboats or for longer tours. It is worth to take a pleasure ride around the lake in shikara. Shikara is a Gondola type light rowing boat. The two hour boat ride takes tourists on a relaxing sightseeing tour of interior parts of the calm and placid waters of Dal Lake, and be part of shopping- by-shikara expeditions. Because the Dal is so central to the landscape of Srinagar, many places of tourist interest have, over the ages, been built in its vicinity. Nishat and Shalimar gardens as well as Hazratbal mosque are directly accessible by shikara. Mostly crowded, the Shikara boat rides in Kashmir are also used to transport you from land to your houseboat and vice versa. It is worth your time and money to take that joyride ride around the lakes of Kashmir in a shikara. You can also access tourist spots like the Shalimar Garden, Nishat Garden, and the Hazratbal mosque via the Shikara as the Dal Lake is quite central to these places in Srinagar. While riding on Shikara we can often observe white breasted Kingfishers (Halycon smyrnensis), large striking birds with robust bills perched on the branches of willow trees. These birds concentrate their efforts to hunting on the floating Gardens. These man made islands comprise of reeds, willow rods, aquatic vegetations and and held together with humus consisting of mud from the lake bottom. This is extremely fertile and provide rich source of food in the form of frogs,lizards,mice, grasshoppers and other insects to the Kingfisher. Sightseeing on a shikara boat in Dal Lake and Nagin lakes culminates to a romantic trip especially if you are seated inside canopies of the Dal lake shikara boats. The feeling of joy and pleasure is unaccountable and the experience definitely unforgettable. The banks of the Dal Lake and Nagin Lake along the Boulevard road in Srinagar, Kashmir feature several Shikara Boat Ghats where the boats are available for hire. There are three main Shikara boat Ghats such as the Dal Gate, Nagin Lake, Hazratbal, Nehru Park, and Gagribal.


Skiing is one of the prime attractions in Kashmir and is apt for adventure seekers looking for a day of fun and exciting amidst the valleys of Kashmir. Skiing in the Himalayas is definitely a must-do as it allows you to catch a glimpse of the mighty mountains quite up-close. Gulmarg, Kashmir is considered as the best ski resort in the Himalayas. This Ski Resort was founded in 1927 by the British and its establishment is credited to two British Army Officers named Major Hadow and Major Metcarp who had once setup a Ski Club of India at Gulmarg during the British Raj in India. Skiing in the snow-clad mountains of Gulmarg was quite popular during the pre-independence era especially during the events hosted in Christmas and Easter Day. There is a mention that over 500 Skiers participated in the Christmas and Easter ski race events which was organised in 1938-39. Gulmarg is accredited as the highest cable car enabled ski resorts in the world mainly due to a Gondola Cable Car Lift that was setup here. The second section of this cable car takes you up to a height of about 4,000 meters above the snow level from where you can enjoy a 5-km downhill ski run. To avail the Gondola Cable car facility, Skiers can purchase a Daily, Weekly, or Seasonal pass from the Ski Resort Center. Apart from the second section, there are 3 ski lifts to serve the purpose for beginners and intermediate-level skiers, respectively. You can enjoy Skiing in Gulmarg before Christmas which happens around mid-December and continues up till mid-April. In fact the first ever National Winter Games of India was held in this Gulmarg Ski Resort between January and February way back in 1998. For skiers visiting Gulmarg, accommodation is available at the J&K TDC Huts situated in Patnitop, Sanasar and Kud apart from the several private hotels available for booking at Patnitop and Kud. Just ensure that you book your rooms well in advance as the accommodation facilities at these places tend to get reserved quite rapidly.


We are proud to share our county side its nature, culture and years of our experience in this field with you and give you an excellent opportunity to explore our beautiful Himalayas. Trekking forms an integral part of the adventure sports flourishing in the Vale of Kashmir. The Vale of Kashmir 129 km long and 40 km wide, is surrounded by majestic snow-capped mountains. In the south-west, the Pir Panjal rising at places to 5,000 metres separates the valley from the plains. The principal pass in this mountain range is Banihal through which vehicular traffic flows into the valley from the Jammu area. On the north-east, the valley is flanked by the Pangi range, the principal summits of which are Harmukh and Mahadeo, both close to the capital 16 city of Srinagar. To the north is the majestic Ladakh range, and the Lidder Valley is protected by the Kolahoi massif. A potpourri of lakes, rivers, high altitude meadows, fruit orchards and snow capped peaks, Kashmir offers unlimited variety for those who look for un spoilt natural beauty. Modern infrastructure has made Kashmir a lot more accessible and enjoyable than in the past. Good quality hotels, houseboats, air links, bus services, golf courses, trout fishing beats, heli-skiing, water sports and mountaineering are just a few of its outdoor possibilities. But, for the adventure lover, trekking remains the most popular way of exploring Kashmir. Trekking in Kashmir does not mean just walking over forested mountains as it combines nature and the local culture. As the trekker climbs higher, the landscape changes. Chinar and poplar trees are replaced by fir, pine and oak and finally Burch trees, the alpine meadows and a profusion of colorful wild flowers. The simple villagers in the plains with their fruit orchards and paddy fields are replaced by migrant families of Nomads / Gujjars, herdsmen who cross the high mountain passes with their cattle in search of greener pastures. The main areas of attraction for the trekker in Kashmir are the Sind & Lidder valleys which support a number of high altitude meadows. The townships of Sonamarg and Pahalgam are the main trekking heads, both for short hikes and longer treks in the Himalayas. Sonamarg means a 'meadow of gold'. The most important township in the fertile Sind valley, Sonamarg is the last major township in Kashmir on the road to Ladakh. Sonamarg is also the staging point for some of the most popular treks in the higher altitudes. A pleasant one day excursion from Sonamarg is to the Thajiwas glacier, 8 km away, and approachable by a pony over a well maintained track~ The most popular trek originating from Sonamarg is the Kashmir Lake Trek. It covers the lakes of Gangabal, Vishansar, Kishansar, and close to the Harrnukh peak. The trail first crosses the Nichinai Pass (13 ,387 ft) and then enters the alpine valleys that eventually lead to the Gangabal Lake. Vishansar, Vishnu's Lake, is just over 12,000 ft and slightly larger than the 12,500 ft Kishansar, Krishna's Lake. Gangabal Lake is the highlight of this trip. Protected by the three peaks of Mount Harrnukh, Gangabal is 5 miles in circumference and offers the finest trout fishing anywhere in Kashmir.

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