Adventure Tourism In J&K and Why is it so popular in J&K? Jammu, Kashmir, and Ladakh are one of the most sought-after adventure tourist destinations in Asia. Apart from natural beauty, the unique landscape of J&K encourages tourists to find out their inherent sporting caliber. Jammu and Kashmir is an ideal place for skiing. In fact, Gulmarg is one of the best skiing resorts in Asia. During winter, Gulmarg turns into the country's premier arena for action-packed skiing. A new Gondola takes skiers to the heights where crisp snow makes skiing a delight. Skiing equipment is easily available on hire from the ski-shops. Gulmarg hosted the first winter games held in the year 1998. Besides skiing, snow scooters, tobogganing, and snow bobbing facilities are also available here.
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