The valley of Kashmir is known all over the world for its beauty and charm. Set like a jeweled crown on the map of India. The Kashmir valley is situated about 300 kms. from Jammu across forested ravines and steep mountain passes. The Mughal Emperor Jahangir is said to have once written about Kashmir: Agar firdaus bar rue zamin ast hamin asto, hamin asto, hamin ast! (“If there be paradise on earth, it is here, it is here, it is here!”). There are various trekking routes across Kashmir. Adventure sports in Kashmir are in the form of water rafting and paragliding, among others, are available at various tourist locations. The Royal Springs’ Golf course in the heart of Srinagar on the shores of the world famous Dal Lake is one of the most beautiful golf courses around. There is a small 18-hole golf course in Gulmarg. Spring is the time when Kashmir bursts into a riot of colors and millions of flowers carpet the landscape.