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Paragliding in Kashmir

Do you desire to explore aero sports and that too in a very modest price? If yes, then Kashmir is the place for you! There are multiple destinations in Kashmir valley where you can enjoy para gliding, even if you are an inexperienced one.

Paragliding in Astanmarg

Astanmarg is a small getaway near Srinagar which has state government backing to develop the place as a picnic spot. Currently, Para Gliding activity is operational here, provided the weather remains pleasant.

View: Pir Panjal ranges!

Best time to glide- April-May and August-Sept. (Avoid rainy days!)

Who can do this- Anyone!  (You can hire an instructor who would take flight with you and will keep controlling the sway)

How to Reach Astanmarg- It is just 15km from Srinagar from Nishat-Shalimar Road. You can take a private cab to reach here. You need to walk through last 1.5km as the take off point is at heights.

Cost- Rs 2700 per jump

Paragliding in Sanasar and Batote

Sanasar is close to Patnitop and is known as hub of adventure sports activities. Paragliding and camping are the most common ones.

View: Brammah Massif

Best time to glide- April-May and August-Sept. (Avoid rainy days!)

Who can do this- Anyone!  (You can hire an instructor who would take flight with you and will keep controlling the sway)

How to Reach Sanasar- It is close to Patnitop. You can travel in state run buses or in private cabs that would charge you Rs 300 per person.

Cost- better you negotiate!

Sonamarg

Destination Srinagar

Srinagar is also known as the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir. The city is situated on the banks of Jhelum River and is approximately 294 km from Jammu. Tourism is a high point of the city as there are many beautiful parks, gardens and lake which attracts foreign as well as domestic tourists. Some of the famous sightseeing points are Dal Lake, Chashma Shahi, Nishat Bagh, Shalimar Bagh, Shankracharya Temple etc. The best time to visit Srinagar is between March to August as the weather remains moderate. Srinagar witnesses snow fall in the month of January and February. Usually the temperature on a very cold night ranges between -6 degree Celsius and zero degree Celsius while the day’s temperature renders from 3 degree Celsius to 10 degree Celsius.

There are several tours packages available for Srinagar under different budget range. If you are visiting during off season, it would be as less as Rs 5,000 per person while during peak season, it can go up to Rs 20,000 per person. There are no direct trains to Srinagar but direct flights from Delhi to Srinagar are available. Alternatively, cabs and taxis are also available from Jammu to Srinagar that charges Rs 200- 500 per person. These are available just outside Jammutawi railway station.

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