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Winter Sports in Jammu & Kashmir

Winter Sports in Jammu & Kashmir

If there is a heaven on this earth then with out any doubt it is Kashmir. Kashmir is one of the provinces of northernmost state of India the other two being the Jammu and Ladakh. The astounding beauty of Kashmir attracts tourists from far off places to visit this mountainous beauty. It is magnificently adorned by majestic Himalayan mountains, scintillating lakes, serene waterfall, blossoming gardens, green velvet meadows, gorgeous valleys, fruit laden orchards truly made Kashmir as one of the most sought after destination for family vacations, honeymooners, adventure seekers and holiday makers. It has various tourist hot spots which are still untouched and not fully explored. All these make Kashmir an exciting and adventurous tourist destination in India.

Gulmarg is one of the best ski resorts of Himalayas. Globally known as world’s highest golf course, Gulmarg also has one of the best ski resorts and attract skiers from all across the world to flock here in winters. Khilanmarg is one of the highest and best skiing resorts of the valley. Heli Skiing is also getting popular among the tourists, is also a major winter sports. Kashmir is the only second place after Canada that gives this unique experience to the visitors. Heli skiing provides an opportunity to the adventure seekers to be lifted by a helicopter and then dropped on an inaccessible summit. All that follows to this is an adventure, a thrill of sliding down the slope. All this requires a great skill and temperament to experience the extreme adverse conditions. As soon as the temperature falls down the serene lakes and pools transform into a thick sheets of ice where the visitors can enjoy ice skating. Many tourists from all across the world assemble over here and take part in the competitions for having fun. Gulmarg and Pahalgam are the two popular destinations for Ice skating in Kashmir. For snow boarding two major spots of Kashmir are Gulmarg and Khilanmarg. The slopes are excellent and all the equipment and facilities are also provided to the guests to take part in them. Visitors can also opt for rough terrains of Gulmarg for trekking in the lap of nature during the winters which is also a spine chilling experience for them. For the last few years the winter sports are promoted in Kashmir to attract tourists from far off places. Professional guidance and equipments are also provided to them to enjoy winter sports in the region. So if you want to live the life on the edges then winter sports of Kashmir is an open challenge for you.




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