Once the name of Kashmir comes in mind, abruptly pictures of beautiful valleys begin to form, mountains covered in snow, rivers gushing through the green valleys & orchards sprinkled with delicious red shining apples. The paths which lead to the higher mountains are laced with wild flowers, berries, clustered pine forests & cherry trees dappled with laden fruits. As one looks through all the directions far in the horizon mountains wrap around beautifully protecting & covering this valley with their towering heights. The adventures in Kashmir are worth to explore as the beauty is glorious and overwhelming. Today I am going to take you through some adventures in Kashmir.
Horse riding: When you travel to places like pahalgam & sonmarg you see many people with horses or ponies. horse riding has been a very old activity in Kashmir. galloping on a gentle beast through the beautiful serene meadows of gulmarg or baisarn & Dabian in pahalgam is a wonderful & exciting experience. It is a experience which is tricky and bumpy exciting like a roller coaster ride.
Skiing: Every year in winter as Kashmir people prepare to face the challenges of cold winter & brutal snow falls. it brings joys & happiness to some adventure lovers who like to ski in the mountains. The best place to do skiing in Kashmir is gulmarg. gulmarg has a variety of natural ski slopes. the temperature is perfectly fine to turn this small hamlet in a fairyland. skiing can be done from December to end of march. the cost per day for skiing can go up to $50.
Water skiing: Older people take pride in relaxing in the shikara & musing on the mountains while the young want to enjoy the speed and zip through the lake. water skiing will make you energetic & give you a great experience. If you are doing this first time. you will stand on a plank of wood which is roped into a speed boat as the boats starts & takes off you
zap through the surface of water. you will glide, plunge and surf on the water. you can also capture some amazing views of the lake. this activity is mostly done in summers.
para gliding: it was introduced few years back in Kashmir. the is no better way to capture the mountains closely than paragliding. the flight starts from a small village in srinagar called dhara. it is a short flight where dramatic views of dallake & zabarwan mountains can be photographed. it cost around 50$ per person.
Trekking: trekking in Kashmir is a blissful experience & really for people who love to be in the lap of nature. there are many trekking routes, you can opt for short treks which last for 3 to 4 days. you will visit many sights & there is no better way to see the real beauty of Kashmir.
River rafting: On the way to Pahalgam while you drive along the lidder river relishing the quintessential village life. you will come to rafting point here one more adventure of a lifetime starts. river rafting will entice you on a nerve breaking adventure as you take on the rapids the fury of gushing river will overpower you.