Water Skiing

rafSkiing is also cconsidered to be one of the major extreme sports in the sport of Jammu & Kashmir, but water skiing is something that gives a water sport lover the opportunity to make a splash at the watery depths of the sea world. Similar to surfing in many ways, you do get to balance on the ski board in here too, but a strong a sensory power is also required over here too.

Water sports are the ‘fun’ aspect of Kashmir. The Dal and Nagin lakes in Srinagar and the Manasbal Lake, 32-km from Srinagar are the best places for water-skiing!

The largest expanse of the Dal, the Boddal, has privately owned ‘bathing boats’ which hire out motor launches, water-skies and trained instructors. There are more bathing boats at the Nagin Lake and also a government run Institute of Water Sports. The Nagin lake too has trained instructors and is more popular because of its clean water.

A Natural Treasure Located In Isolation,%Manasbal Lake, approachable from Srinagar by road, is secluded from the rest of the world by the hills that surround it.

Serene, with a mirror like sheen on its surface makes Manasbal an attractive water sports resort. Not only one can hire the latest water-skiing equipment but also specially trained instructors impart lessons to the initiated. Throughout the summer season in Kashmir – from May to the end of August – the water of the lakes is pleasant for water sports. The Tourist’s huts and bungalows are available on all the above resorts to make it an overnight getaway.