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Dal LakeWater Skiing is comparatively a new adventure sport in India, but it is equally thrilling, just like Snow Skiing. Since its inception, Water Skiing in India is becoming very popular among Indians and foreigners as well.

Water Skiing is more or less similar Snow Skiing, the first major difference is that instead of snow or mountainous slopes you have to glide on water. Secondly, you must be a good swimmer because you don't know when you will require to let go off the tow-rope attached to the boat.

Water Skiing is very much a family-oriented activity and it not restricted to sea only, you can enjoy it in rivers and lakes too. Some of the popular places in India where you can undertake Water Skiing include Assan Barrage, Goa, Jammu and Kashmir, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep.

Water Skiing in Dal Lake
Located 32 kms away from Srinagar, the Dal Lake provides you excellent facilities for Water Skiing. The Dal Lake has several sites, which have privately owned 'Bathing Boats' offering Water Skiing equipments. From these sites, you can hire motor launches, water-skis and also the trained instructors.

Undertake a Water Skiing expedition in Dal Lake, observe the pristine beauty of the lake and enjoy the refreshing natural surroundings. May to June is the ideal period for Water Skiing in Dal Lake, when the lake remain full of water. You may also stay at a nearby hotel or houseboat to make an overnight getaway.
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Water Skiing in Mansabal Lake
32 kms from Srinagar, Mansabal Lake is approachable by road. Mansabal Lake is secluded from the rest of world by the mighty hills and looks very beautiful with a mirror like sheen on its surface. An attractive water sports resort, Mansabal Lake offers excellent water skiing option. Between May to August, the water of Mansabal Lake remains pleasant for water sports, during this period you may enjoy Water Skiing here.

Water Skiing in Nagin Lake
Nagin LakeUsually thought as a separate lake, the Nagin Lake is divided from Dal Lake only by a causeway. Like Dal Lake, Nagin Lake is also a popular spot for the adventure sport of Water Skiing. During summer season, water sports lover flock the Nagin Lake to enjoy the exciting sport of Water Skiing.

Skiing across this picturesque lake alongwith the magnificent views of mountains is truly an above the world experience. You may enjoy Water Skiing in Nagin Lake right from dawn until after dusk. At the Nagin Lake, there is a Government run Institute of Water Sports which has trained instructors and provide essential equipments for water skiing.

Water Skiing in Assan Barrage
28 kms southwest of Dehradun, the Assan Barrage Water Sports Resort lies near the confluence of two perennial rivers, Assan and Yamuna. This resort is flanked by Doon Valley to its northeast, the Shivaliks to its southwest, the Yamuna river to its northwest and the Ganges to its southeast.

One of the best water ski resorts in India, the Assan Barrage offers plenty of options for enjoying the adventure sport of Water Skiing. Apart from Water Skiing, you can also try other water sports such as Sailing, Rowing, Paddle Boating, Motor Boating, Kayaking, Canoeing, Water Skating, Mono- Skiing, Double Water Skiing etc.

In recent years, the Assan Barrage is turning into a birdwatcher's Paradise, as it serves as a gateway for trans Himalayan migratory birds. You may spot here a variety of birds between October to March.

All the essential ski equipments like paddle boats, rowing boats, kayaks, surfing boards and motorboats are available at Assan Barrage, you may hire them at very nominal charges.
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Essential Gears Required
GMVN (Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam) and Jammu & Kashmir Tourism Department (JKTD) provide essential water skiing equipments and trained instructors to adventure seekers. You may hire the equipments from GMVN and JKTD at a reasonable price. You are advised to bring other gears like swimming costume, swimming trunk, bathing cap, coconut oil, light medicines and a torch.

GMVN conducts 5 days basic / Intermediate and Advance certificate Water Skiing training programmes from mid April to October.

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