SANASAR

Sanasar named after small local lakes, 'Sana' & 'Sar' is located 20 km west of Patnitop, on the national highway connecting Jammu and Srinagar. It is at an altitude of 2050 mtr above sea level, is a satellite resort of Patnitop, with a cup-shaped meadow surrounded by gigantic conifers. Sanasar, the mini Gulmarg and one of the remotest region of India, is a wonderful hill station in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. A place for a quiet holidays. Recently it has been developed as a golf course for its tourists. While visiting Sanasar, you are provided opportunities for paragliding, parasailing and horse riding also. All these adventure sports activities are controlled by J&K government authorities. The place is a paradise for those who want to explore their latent sporting spirits and sportsmanship. It is particularly famous for the wide range of sporting activities. It is the hub of adventure sport activities in Jammu region. At 11 km from Patnitop, Natha Top offers scenic views of the mighty western (Kishtwar) Himalayas and the lower Shivalik range. The Bramha Massif, with its prominent peaks of Brahma 1 and 2 & Flat Top, is clearly visible. Eight kilometres down the road, from Natha Top, is Sanasar, with Matha top falling en-route. As you approach Sanasar, the range on the right is Shanta Ridge, with the ShankPal Nag temple situated at its highest point of 2800 mts.

Best Time To Visit: May-June and September-October.


Major Attractions:

Tandem Paragliding Joyrides: Sanasar offers Tandem (pilot+passenger) paragliding joyrides. Sanasar is the second site after Solang Nallah-Manali, in north India, to offer such tandem rides. The low flying ride, take off area, is near the parking lot, with a flight path over the lake of Sansar, to landing in the meadow, below. The 'over a minute' short flight attaining an altitude of 150-200 feet, makes it one of the safest, enjoyable paragliding experience, in India. The high flying site is at Natha Top and offers an 8- to 10 minute flight, depending on the wind condition, 1500-2000 feet high, tandem paragliding experience.


Trekking and nature walks:

Shank Pal Temple: is located on the Shank Pal ridge at an altitude of 2800 mts and is a 5 hr moderate trek. The 400 yr old temple, is dedicated to Nag Shank Pal. No mortar has been used, to join the stones of the temple.

Ladoo Ladi: (meaning a boy and a girl, in local dialect) is a soft nature walk of 4 km, starting from Madha Top.

Shanta Gala: is a pass on the Shanta ridge and offers the view of the Panchari valley on the other side of the ridge. The pass leads to the Lander area.

Surni Kund: is a small pond on the high Shank Pal ridge, 2km from the Shank Pal Nag temple, it is a 7 hr demanding trek from Sanasar. Besides this one can enjoy, wilderness Adventure Camps at Sanasar, Rock climbing, Abseiling.

Climate: There is a requirement of cottons in summers, but thick and warm woolens in winters as the temperature goes down to 0 degrees. There is a requirement of woolens in rainy season too.

Accommodation: Sanasar, being a remote area, offers only J&KTDC's tourists bungalows and self contained huts. Both type of accommodation units are well equipped with basic modern amenities.

How To Reach: The most convenient way to access Sanasar is to travel in your own vehicle. The other option would be hiring a taxi from Jammu (119 km). Taxis are available from Jammu at reasonable rates.

  
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