Skiing is considered
to be one of the major extreme sports in the sport, but water
skiing is something that gives a water sport lover the
opportunity to make a splash at the watery depths of the
sea world. Similar to surfing in many ways, you do get to
balance on the ski board in here too, but a strong a sensory
power is also required over here too.
Water sports are the 'fun' aspect of Kashmir. The Dal and Nagin
lakes in Srinagar and the Manasbal Lake, 32-km from Srinagar are
the best places for water-skiing!
Water Sports Beaches
The largest expanse of the Dal, the Boddal, has privately owned
'bathing boats' which hire out motor launches, water-skies and
trained instructors. There are more bathing boats at the Nagin
Lake and also a government run Institute of Water Sports. The
Nagin lake too has trained instructors and is more popular
because of its clean water.
A Natural Treasure Located In Isolation
Manasbal Lake, approachable from Srinagar by road, is secluded
from the rest of the world by the hills that surround it.
Serene, with a mirror like sheen on its surface makes Manasbal
an attractive water sports resort. Not only one can hire the
latest water-skiing equipment but also specially trained
instructors impart lessons to the initiated. Throughout the
summer season in Kashmir - from May to the end of August - the
water of the lakes is pleasant for water sports. The Tourist's
huts and bungalows are available on all the above resorts to
make it an overnight getaway