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The city of Jammu has always been in the limelight for its natural beauty and architectural delights. However, the city also has a sporty side to it which needs to be explored. The sports that are popular in Jammu are similar to the ones that are popular across the Northern part of India. Cricket is worshiped and followed with a lot of passion in India and the city of Jammu is no different.
Also, being a part of the hilly terrain, the region of Jammu does boast of some of the adventure sports like trekking, skiing and aero-sports. Jammu is one of the spots which are frequented by tourists for the adventure sports often and regularly. Though the entire state of Jammu and Kashmir has many such other spots of adventure sports and Jammu is one of them.
Cricket in Jammu
The region of Jammu has been an active part of the Jammu and Kashmir cricket association and has contributed many cricketers to the association. Maulana Azad Stadium is one of the famous stadiums and has all the capabilities of hosting an International level cricket match. The Maulana Azad Stadium is located in Nawabad Jammu. There are also other places of cricketing importance, like the Mini Stadium Parade located in Pakki Dhaki, Old Heritage City Sedhar, Jammu and Pade Ground located in Parade Rd, Pakki Dhaki, Old Heritage City Jammu.
Pool and Snooker in Jammu
One of the latest sporting trends is the advent of pool and snooker into the lifestyle of the locals of Jammu. They do enjoy this game as a weekend getaway or as a stress buster. One of the popular places which provide the locals with the pleasure of this game is the Snooker Club named Royal Pool N Snooker located in Trikuta Nagar Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir 180012?.
Adventure Sports in Jammu
One of the major attractions for the tourists are the adventure sports which are available in various options and in abundance in the region of Jammu. Some of the adventure sports available in Jammu are as follows:
Trekking in Jammu
One of the major attractions for the tourists are the soft trekking options that are available in the region of Jammu. Trekking routes are open all year round both during the summers and the winters, however, in summer all the routes are open in totality. One of the other advantages of this area is it offers brilliant locales and sites for camping. The state government has also taken measures by directing the Tourism Department to set up shops in Jammu and Kud from where one can hire local and imported trekking equipments on a minimal rental basis. Some of the equipments that are available range from windcheaters, sleeping bags, 4-man tents, 2-man tents, carry mat, jackets, rucksack and trekking boots.
Skiing in Jammu
Another major attractive adventure sport is the Skiing. One would have watched enough of skiing in James Bond movies as well the local Bollywood ones. One can get a similar kind of experience in the vicinity areas of Jammu namely in Patnitop. There are Ski courses conducted at Patnitop during the winter months every year. Beginners can easily master the art of skiing in the mildly graded slopes of Patnitop. Another spot with superb Paragliding viability is the Madha Top, which is situated at a distance of about 5 to 6 kms from Patnitop on the Sanasar Road.
The operations of the new ski lift on Madha Top will provide promising skiing experience to both beginners as well as trained skiers in a proficient manner. In order to provide adequate safety and security measures the beginners and people who want help regarding their skiing skills, the Department of Tourism has provided facilities of availing ski instructors. In order to provide a convenient experience to adventure sports and skiing lovers the accommodation places are also strategically place in Patnitop and Kud.
Aero-Sports in Jammu
One of the very recent additions to the list of adventure sports is the name of Paragliding. It is one of the favourite attractions at Sanasar, which is close to the Doda district in the vicinity of Jammu. There is a provision to hire the equipments for Paragliding from the tourist office in Jammu city. Also, to assists the tourist the state government has taken the necessary measures and has set up many training camps for Para gliding which provide the much needed training, practice and security measures required to undertake the sport.
The peak season for paragliding in Sanasar is from May to June and September to October. There is also a resort which is at a distance of 19 kilometres from Patnitop and a well connected road that connects both the spots. It is also convenient to reach Sanasar by bus or taxi from Jammu, via Kud and Patnitop. Other attractions for adventure sports lovers are hot air ballooning. Therefore, Jammu serves as a paradise for adventure lovers.
Thus, the adrenaline pumping experience will be a memorable one for all the tourists to treasure and cherish for years to come.