Calling Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) a paradise is an understatement as it doesn’t justify the charm this STATE possesses. In fact, zillions of fancy words can’t define its mysticism, magic, and radiance. This north most part of India is endowed with nature’s bounty, a sight of which can leave one breathless, and awestruck. Slowly and gradually, Jammu and Kashmir has been gaining momentum as a high-end tourism destination, while retaining its popularity among mid-budget segment travelers. To further catch the attention of tourists, Jammu and Kashmir has come up with the initiatives to promote GOLF, and MICE tourism.
Sounding good? Right? So, let’s have a look at what they’re up to so as to promote these niche tourism segment in Jammu and Kashmir.
Have you ever thought of finalizing a business deal in front of a lake or against the background of Himalaya? No? Well, now you can think of it. The J&K tourism department is now coming up with new hotels that offer excellent accommodations, modern infrastructure, professional services and easy air access round the year. Along with efficient service and exciting food options, these are the perfect option for large conferences and closed-door boardroom meetings. Some high tech business centers are coming up that are capable of organizing meetings and conferences of any size. Heli-tourism has been started this year from Srinagar to Pahalgam and Gulmarg. For corporate offsite, the ministry is coming up with many new attractions. A riveting experience, these places can be used either as a training ground for the new recruits or the discussion ground for the existing ones.
Golf might be a LEISURE sport but soon it’s going to be a major tourism driver in Jammu and Kashmir. The whimsical state has many golf courses that are on par with ones in abroad because of their extraordinary landscapes, wide open spaces, varied terrain and picturesque scenery; providing the perfect ingredients for memorable and challenging golf. All the golf courses in Jammu and Kashmir are developed according to the international standards, justifiable enough to host national and international level tournaments.
So as to promote all these golf courses, the government has started engaging in talks with the international clubs for tournaments. In fact, they are putting efforts to restore the ones that were in disrepair after the ghastly 2014 floods. Moreover, the ministry would be coming up with special initiatives to lure the attention of women towards golf.
Gulmarg Golf Club
Location – Gulmarg Golf Club, Gulmarg Town
Army Dhruva Golf Course, Udhampur
Location: Dhruva Golf Course, Udhampur
Par: 70 Pahalgam Golf Club
Location: Pahalgam Golf Club, Golf Club road, Pahalgam
Royal Springs Golf Course
Location: Cheshma Shahi, Boulevard Road, Srinagar 190001
Kashmir Golf Club
Location: Moulana Azad Road, Srinagar
Jammu Golf Course, Sidhra
Location: Jammu Golf Course @ Sidhra
Par: 36 **
Whereas the golf courses in Kashmir are open for tourists only during the summer season, Jammu Tawi Golf Course can be approached throughout the year. Tour My India News Desk.