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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. 

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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.

Restaurants and 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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Suggested Itinerary

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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Holidify's Opinion

What's Great?

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's Not So Great?

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.

For Whom?

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

How 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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Devyani Chandra 1 year ago
- 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 carry heavy wollens if visiting in winters.
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