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Adventur in Jammu & KashmirJammu and Kashmir, one of the most beautiful areas of the world abounds with tourists as well as adventure seekers all through the year. Consisting of three provinces namely - Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh, the state is home to a number of man-made and the natural wonders which are visual feast for the visitors.

Due to its diversified topography including the mountains, lakes, river, streams, forests, Jammu and Kashmir offers ideal conditions for a range of adventure sports.

So, if you are an adventure lover and really looking for some enthralling adventure experience, then don't wait, just plan a trip to Jammu and Kashmir to indulge yourself in a variety of adventure sports.

Adventure in Kashmir
Winter Sports in Kashmir : One of the important provinces of Jammu and Kashmir, Kashmir Valley is mostly formed of low lying plains, flanked by a number of majestic mountains. With beautiful mountains, magnificent hills, shimmering lakes and lovely gardens, Kashmir offers a heaven like sight.

Apart from its unparalleled beauty, Kashmir promises a thrilling and adventurous vacation to tourists. Winter Sports in Kashmir is quite popular which attract adventure enthusiasts from far and wide. Popular winter sports which you can enjoy in Kashmir include Skiing, Heli Skiing, Ice Skating and Snow Boarding.
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Trekking in Kashmir : Kashmir Valley is also home to some of the best treks of India. Kashmir is surrounded by the Pir - Panjal range (5,000 mts) in the south-west, separating the valley from plains. On the north-east, Kashmir is flanked by the Pangi range, to the north is the majestic Ladakh range and the Lidder Valley. You can undertake trekking across these mountain ranges.

Noted treks of Kashmir include Amarnath Yatra, Gulmarg Trekking, Sonamarg Trekking, Thajiwas Trek, Pahalgam to Kolahoi Glacier, Kashmir Lake Trek.

Golfing in KashmirGolfing in Kashmir : Golf is another adventure sport which is becoming very popular in the valley day-to-day. You can enjoy the adventure sport of Golf in Gulmarg at world's highest 18 - hole Golf course. Situated at a height of 3,730 mts, the Golf course is overlooked by Gulmarg's fantastic vistas. Golfing in Gulmarg was introduced by the Charming Golf Club in 1904.

Another popular Golf course is located at Srinagar which has common fairways overlooking the serene waters of beautiful Dal Lake. If you want to experience more visit Pahalgam which also has a very lovely Golf course. You can avail the Golf Club facilities of Kashmir either by taking daily membership or by temporary membership if you want to stay in Kashmir for a longer duration.

Fishing in Kashmir : Commonly referred to as the 'angler's paradise', Kashmir has a wealth of river, streams and high altitude lakes that offer exciting fishing opportunities. In Kashmir trout fishing, both brown and rainbow is available which is far, far cheaper than any other part of the world. The Department of Fisheries controls angling in the Kashmir Valley and works hard to ensure you fishing in ideal conditions.

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Camping in Ladakh : Far from the bustling cities, Camping is a fine option to spend some peaceful moments amidst the mother nature. Bestowed with pristine natural beauty, world famous mountain ranges, densely forested areas Ladakh offers suitable conditions to enjoy camping. A number of private operators have their camps in Ladakh, providing a comfortable stay alongwith magnificent surrounding views. Silk Route Cottages in Nubra Valley is a perfect place for camping in Ladakh.
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Safari in Ladakh : Safaris are the best way to explore the Ladakh and nearby areas. In Ladakh, safaris are available in various options such as Camel Safari, Yak Safari and Jeep Safari. Since ancient time Camel and Yak are used in Ladakh region for transport as well as commercial purposes, now Jeep Safari is also a famous mode of transport.

A journey on the Camel or Yak back is above the world experience and it will take you to unexplored regions of Ladakh. On the other hand, Jeep Safari is a fastest and comfortable way to cover several destinations in one or two days.

Mountaineering in Ladakh : With its rough terrain and amazing scenic locales, Ladakh offers adventure seekers a fine blend of both scenic beauty and challenging heights. In truth, Ladakh is one of the few places in the world where excellent mountaineering options are available.

The Susu and Zanskar Valley in Ladakh is home to a number of spectacular peaks which challenge the mountaineers to scale new heights. Some of the famous places for mountaineering in Ladakh include Nun-Kun massif in the Great Himalayan ranges and Stok-Khangri massif in the Zanskar mountains.

River Rafting in Ladakh River Rafting in Ladakh : Just like anywhere else in the world, river rafting in Ladakh provides you a good opportunity to enjoy and experience the natural beauty at its best. From easier to challenging one, the Indus and Zanskar river in Ladakh offers a wide array of rafting options.

For professional guided runs, the best stretch on the Indus river is between Spituk and Nimu or Saspol. Upstream of Spituk, the Indus river offers easiest stretch up to Karu, which is ideal for basic training of river rafting.

In Ladakh, most difficult but thrilling rafting option is available on the Zanskar river, along its fantastic course through a gorge in the Zanskar Mountains, Padum and Nimu.

Trekking in Ladakh : A rugged landscape, clear blue sky, shooting stars, heavenly peace, wizened faces, rosy cheeks, dragons and Zen together make Ladakh a must visit place. Set amidst multiple-hued mountains and snow-capped peaks, Ladakh is a land like no other. You can observe and experience the unique charm of Ladakh by the adventure sport of trekking.

One of the popular adventure options, trekking takes you to almost all the parts of Ladakh. Some of the most popular treks in Ladakh include Chadar Ice Trek, Indus Valley Trek, Markha Valley Trek, Zanskar Trek, Spiti - Ladakh Trek, Nubra Valley Trek, Manali - Ladakh Trek, The Rupshu Trek, Ladakh Monastery Trek, Trans Zanskar Expedition, Tsomoriri Lake Trek, Padam - Darcha Trek etc.

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