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"A quieter, lesser known adventure"

Sanasar Tourism

One of the lesser-known hill stations in Jammu-Kashmir region, Sanasar is an adventure enthusiasts' haven offering various activities such as paragliding, rock climbing, abseiling and trekking. The area is built in a cup-shaped meadow surrounded by gigantic conifers. Sanasar is named after two local lakes and will offer you a quieter side of Jammu and Kashmir infused with adventure and excitement on demand.

The twin villages of Sana and Sar, need a place in your list if you are in for spending some time in a village and that too an eco-friendly one, with one its step in the past and one in a naturally sustainable future. The area could offer you an ideal extension to your trip to Jammu and Kashmir which is a little less full of activity and will tease the excitement in you with the host of activities it has to offer. 

Things to do in Sanasar

1. Paragliding

Paragliding
One can experience the beauty of the Sanasar valley by gliding over its landscapes and meadows and a lake too. A low flying ride here usually includes a larger bit of the flight path over a lake and a (Read More) landing into the meadows.

2. Wilderness Adventure Camps(WAC)

Wilderness Adventure Camps(WAC)
WAC-Sanasar was started 4 years ago by "Extreme Himalayan Adventures" and is dedicated in promoting and providing wilderness adventure camping and adventure sports experiences in general.

3. Naag Mandir

Naag Mandir
The Nag (Cobra) Temple near Patnitop is more than 600 years old. During the Nag Panchami Festival, it sees hundreds of Shiva devotees, who throng to this temple to pay respects and worship the snake K (Read More)ing Cobra.

4. Trekking in Sanasar

Trekking in Sanasar
Sanasar also falls in the way of a number of trekking trails. The trekking trails of Ladoo Ladi is a modest nature walk of about 4km from Madhatop. One can also trek their way to Shanta Gala which is (Read More)a pass on the Shanta ridge and offers the view of the Panchari valley, on the other side of the ridge.

5. Shank Pal Temple

Shank Pal Temple
Located on the Shank Pal ridge, at an altitude of 2800m, this temple is 400 years old and a 5 hour trek from Sanasar. Its unique feature is that no mortar has been used to join the stones of the templ (Read More)e.

6. Golf course, Sanasar

Golf course, Sanasar
Amidst lush green hills and landscapes with faint silver mountain in the backdrop, elaborate efforts have been made by the authorities to develop picturesque meadows into a 9 hole golf course.

7. Surni Kund

Surni Kund
Suri Kund is a small pond on the high Shank Pal ridge. It is 2 km from the Shank Pal Nag temple, and a demanding 7 hour trek from Sanasar.

8. Rock climbing in WAC

Rock climbing in WAC
Situated amongst high conifers, the rocky regions of Sanasar are famous for rock climbing activities and offer a natural feel of climbing.

9. Abseiling(WAC)

Abseiling(WAC)
Abseiling or Rappelling in Sanasar allows you to enjoy a 25-foot, over the edge descent, almost landing on a rock face with the assistance of a rope.

10. Shopping in Sanasar

Shopping in Sanasar
One might not find too many options for shopping here. One can however head to the nearby towns of Jammu and Patnitop, for a more enjoyable shopping experience.

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Adventure activities

Sanasar is the aero-adventure-sports capital of the Jammu. Sanasar is a sports-adventurists' paradise as one gets an avenue for learning and practising paragliding and hot air ballooning.
Paragliding is one of the most famous adventures in Sanasar. At Sanasar, you will find mostly 'Tandem Hand-gliders' which are meant to carry both the pilot and a passenger at once. The J&K TDC will train you in the same. Paragliding is an activity that will give you the privilege of witnessing a breathtaking aerial view of the region.
Hot air ballooning is another trend among the tourists. It’s a recreational sport where one gets to enjoy an aerial view of the area being traversed. It is an ideal sport for photographers for taking some beautiful shots of the mesmerising meadows.
One can also enjoy horse riding amidst the hilly regions.
Camping is also introduced in Sanasar by J&K Tourism Department (Wilderness Adventure Camps). Camping Gear is available on rent from J&K TDC.

Suggested Itinerary for Sanasar

Sanasar can be explored in one day. In the morning, you can go for paragliding followed by hot air ballooning. You can then visit the two lakes after which the area was named. You can try horse riding towards the afternoon. You can then visit the Shank Pal temple and Nag temple.

In the evening don’t forget to try shopping in the local market and try some delicious traditional cuisine. If you want to go for trekking and rock climbing, it is advisable if you stay for one more day and do all of that on that day along with a small visit to the golf course.

Like this, you will get more time to soak in the beauty of Sanasar. It is a little place, and you can travel to nearby places on foot and also in a taxi, and the weather is pleasant all year round, and hence you can explore the region throughout the day without feeling tired.

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How to Reach Sanasar

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Jammu Airport is the nearest airport located around 120 km from Sanasar. It is connected via frequent flights all the major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur. The road network leading to Sanasar is beautiful. Regular bus services are available from Jammu, Udhampur, Srinagar and so on. You can also hire private taxis from Jammu till Sanasar.

How to reach Sanasar by flight

The nearest airport to Sanasar is Jammu Airport. It is around 120 km from Sanasar and is well connected with the rest of the country with frequent flights from the main cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur. From here, you can either opt for a bus or private taxis.

How to reach Sanasar by road

Sanasar is well connected to the prominent cities of India through the road network. Frequent bus services are quite easily available from the nearby major cities like Srinagar, Jammu and so on. You can also avail a private cab or taxi from Jammu and Srinagar to reach Sanasar.

How to reach Sanasar by train

Sanasar doesn't have a railway station of its own, and the nearest train station is the Jammu Railway Station that gets frequent trains from the rest of the country. From here, you will have to either opt for a bus service or hire a taxi.

Local transport in Sanasar

Being a small village, one can travel around on foot.

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Sanasar, Jammu & Kashmir
A school building. I don't know why they are standing in a line.
Mobile Towers on the Top of Hills-Road to Shanasar

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FAQs on Sanasar

What is famous about Sanasar?

It is one of the least travelled places in Jammu and Kashmir, but it is breathtaking. Sanasar is known for its green alpine meadows, low rolling hills and high peaks. It is the aero-adventure-sports capital of Jammu.

What is not so good about Sanasar?

Accommodation choices are very limited and not that good. Reaching there can also prove to be a problem. The state has some political disturbances also (terrorist attacks). The temperature is very low during the winters.

Who should visit Sanasar?

Sanasar is a perfect place for people who love adventure activities like trekking and paragliding. Sanasar is surrounded by coniferous trees that cast an enchanting view, and you can experience nature in all its glory. It is a perfect place for anyone who wants the escape the usual hustle of life and just sit back and relax. It will truly take you to a whole new world and refresh your mind

What is the best time to visit Sanasar?

The best time to visit Sanasar is during May-June and September to October. The temperature is cool and pleasant and is perfect for adventure activities. During winter, the temperature drops low, and it is advisable to carry heavy woollens.
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What is the local food in Sanasar?

Sanasar offers wonderful traditional Indian cuisine. There is a lot of variety in meats, herbs, spices and homemade dairy products with exotic flavours. Tandoori, bread and rice items are a favorite amongst the localites. You can try out the chocolate Barfi, Sund Panjeeri, Rajma with Rice, Kalaadi which is a processed cheese, Khatta Meat (mutton cooked with pomegranate or lime juice) and various type of pickles made from Kasrod, Girgle, Mango with Saunf, Zimikand, Tyaoo, Seyoo, and Potatoes.
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What is the best way to reach Sanasar?

Jammu Airport is the nearest airport located around 120 km from Sanasar. It is connected via frequent flights all the major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur. The road network leading to Sanasar is beautiful. Regular bus services are available from Jammu, Udhampur, Srinagar and so on. You can also hire private taxis from Jammu till Sanasar.
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What are the things to do in Sanasar?

The top things to do in Sanasar are Paragliding, Wilderness Adventure Camps(WAC), Naag Mandir, Trekking in Sanasar, Shank Pal Temple, Golf course, Sanasar. You can see all the places to visit in Sanasar here

What are the places near Sanasar?

The top places near to Sanasar are Vaishno devi which is 30 km from Sanasar, Patnitop which is located 8 km from Sanasar, Mcleodganj which is located 137 km from Sanasar, Dalhousie which is located 93 km from Sanasar, Khajjiar which is located 98 km from Sanasar

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- You should carry rain gear along with you if you plan to visit the region of Sanasar during the monsoons. During winters, the temperature can drop down to as low as -14 degrees and thus one must ca (Read More)rry heavy wollens if visiting in winters.
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