Sports in Srinagar

Srinagar being blessed with high terrains as well as stretches of grassy meadows; sports of different types are possible here. As because numerous tourists step into this beautiful city, adventure sports of all types are also very popular here. Golfing, Water skiing, Ice Skating, Ice Hockey, and Kayaking are very popular sports among the visitors of Srinagar. Regular sports like cricket, football and hockey are also played in this city. Read this document to know more about Sports in Srinagar and have some of the most enjoyable moments during your Srinagar visit.

Sports in Srinagar

Golfing in Srinagar

April to November golfing can be enjoyed to its maximum in Srinagar. Srinagar boasts some of best golfing courses of India. The layout of golf courses in Srinagar delights the players. They can enjoy long golfing hours in these golf courses as temperature remains pleasant. Kashmir Golf Course and Royal Springs Golf Course of Srinagar are internationally famed golf courses.

Kashmir Golf Club

Kashmir Golf Club is located at Maulana Azad Road and is spread over an area of 52 acres. Fringed by Pine and Chinar trees, this golf course has 18 holes with a par of 70. This golf course remains open from 6.30 AM to 9.00 PM. The charge for member guest on week days is Rs. 800 and Rs. 500 on weekends and public holidays. Walk in guests are charged Rs. 3000 on weekdays and on weekends and public holidays, Rs. 1500 is charged from the walk in guests. Various amenities offered at this golf club are caddy, Food and Beverage Facilities, aerated drinks, locker facilities parking and parking.

Kashmir Golf Club


Contact Person
Mohammad Rafiq Pandow

Phone No.: 9906 645 315, 0194 247 6677
Email Id: rafiq.pga@gmail.com
Website: http://kashmirgolfclub.golfgaga.com/

Royal Spring Golf Course

Another most visited golf course of Srinagar is the Royal Spring Golf Course which is spread over an area of 300 acres and is situated very close to Cheshma Shahi. This golf course was designed and created by Robert Tent Jones Junior II, a famous Golf Course architect. This golf course has par of 72 and 118 holes. This golf course has Zabarwan Hills in its background and overlooks placid Dal Lake. This golf course of Srinagar has got its name as Royal Springs because four water springs are located very close to this golf course. These water springs used to be the source of drinking water. Cheshma Shahi Garden overlooking the golf course houses the four sweet water springs.

Royal Spring Golf Club


Cheshma Shahi is a one of the most important tourist spots of Srinagar. The facilities that golf players get at this golf course are caddy, cart, driving range, practice putting range, shoes on rental, golf set of rental, pro shop, Food and Beverage Facilities, lodging and boarding, aerated drinks, locker facilities, change rooms and showers. There is no facility of night golf at this golf course. Anyone who comes as the guests of the members or walk-in guests is charged Rs. 1500 on the weekdays and also on the weekends. The charge for the foreigner individual is 40 USD.

Contact Information
PhoneNo:
0194 250 1158
Website: www.royalspringsgolfcourse.com
Email Id: bookings@royalspringsgolfcourse.com

Water Sports in Srinagar

Srinagar houses many beautiful lakes and these are the ideal places to enjoy water trekking and water sports. The Dal Lake, Manasbal Lake and Nagin Lake of Srinagar are the places where people go for enjoying water skiing. The Boddal, the largest area of the Dal Lake has private Bathing Boats where visitors can hire water skies, motor launches and trainers. Such arrangement is there in the Nagin Lake as well. Throughout the summer months i.e. end of May to end of August water sports are popular in Srinagar.

Water Sports in Srinagar

Kayaking and Canoeing

Srinagar organizes Kayaking and Canoeing tournaments on regular basis and being blessed with numerous streams, lakes and rivers, kayaking and canoeing is becoming a popular water sports in Srinagar. The tournaments of Kayaking and canoeing are arranged jointly by The State Sports Council and Youth Services and Sports and Tourism along with Jammu and Kashmir Kayaking and Canoeing Association. The time for these water sports are from May to October. Gears for these water sports can be hired from local suppliers.

Ice Skating and Ice Hockey in Srinagar

Among many other winter sports, ice skating is very popular sports for the locals and the tourists. The frozen lakes offer appropriate skating ground during the extreme winter months. Ice Skating rinks are established for the people aspiring to play ice hockey and do ice skating in Srinagar.

Ice Hockey in Srinagar


Ice Hockey and Ice Skating Association Jammu & Kashmir
Address:

Dijoo Manzil
3 A Hillview Colony
Sector 2
Old Aiport Road
Wanabai Rawalpora
Srinagar

Trout Fishing in Srinagar

Apart from the above mentioned sports played in Srinagar, trout fishing are also very popular. Trout fishing in Doodhganga Stream of Srinagar is opened from April to September. For angling, permission has to taken from the Department of fisheries.

Directorate of Fisheries
Address:

77 B Gogjibagh
Jawahar Nagar
Srianagar

The angling fee charged is Rs. 2000/- per day from the foreign citizens and Rs. 1000/- per day from the Indian Citizens.

Football in Srinagar

Football in Srinagar has been encouraged through various organizations associated with this game. One such is International Sports Academy Trust Football Academy was established by Juan Marcos Troia, Director of ISAT along with Jammu & Kashmir Football Association, in the year 2007. The academy was opened to help the local youth get professional training of football. The first program that they had organized was Hat-Trick Football Coaching Camp. FC Srinagar is the club that got registered with ISAT in the year 2009 where budding football talents trained by ISAT get chance to play.

Jammu and Kashmir Football Association
Address:

C/O M/S Associated Business Corporation
Abi Guzar
Srinagar - 190001

President: Z. A. Thakur
Phone No.: 94190 01456
Email Id:
presidentjkfa@gmail.com

Secretary:
S. A. Hameed
Phone No.: 9419 015 175 / 0194 247 1180

Cricket in Srinagar

Cricket being the prime sports of India, Srinagar also has domestic and national cricket tournaments organized here. Sher-i-Kashmir Stadium in Srinagar had its first ODI Cricket Match played in 1983. The match was played between West Indies and India. The owner and operator of Sher-i-Kashmir Stadium is Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association.

Cricket in Srinagar


The Cricket Team of Jammu and Kashmir play in the Ranji Trophy and other domestic tournaments.

Hockey in Srinagar

Hockey is also a popular game in Srinagar. In August 2015, Kashmir Gold Cup Hockey Tournament would be held in Srinagar where players from Punjab and Jammu & Kashmir would participate. Recently hockey players have attended a training camp in Punjab and a same camp is planned for players of both the team before Gold Cup Hockey Tournament. The players would get trained by international hockey coaches.

Stadiums in Srinagar

Srinagar has few sports stadiums where trainings are imparted to the students and tournaments are organized.  Sher-i-Kashmir Stadium is located in Wazir Bagh Srinagar. Another stadium of Srinagar, Zind Shah Sports Stadium is located on Hazrathbal Road opposite to Jinshah Mosque. At Sher-i-Kashmir, an indoor complex is getting constructed by National Cricket Academy for training and practice purpose. Bakshi Stadium in Srinagar organizes football tournaments and football festival every year.

Sports Stores in Srinagar

Being all sort of sports popular in Srinagar, there are many sports stores available in Srinagar. Some of the popular sports stores in Srinagar are listed below:

Sports Stores in Srinagar


Puma Store
Address:

Sarah City Centre,
Jahangir Chowk,
LAL Chowk,
Srinagar - 190001
Phone No.: 9797 266 692 / 1942 489 914
Opening Hours:
Monday to Saturday 09:30 am to 06:30 pm (Sunday Closed)

A One Sports
Address:

Dalgate Bazar,
Main Dalgate Bazar,
Dalgate,
Srinagar - 190001
Phone No.: 9469 772 020
Opening Hours:
Monday to Saturday 09:30 am to 06:30 pm (Sunday Closed)

Global Sports
Address:

Near Palza Complex,
Main Chowk,
Batamaloo,
Srinagar - 190009
Phone No.: 9419 959 786
Opening Hours:
Monday to Saturday 09:30 am to 06:30 pm (Sunday Closed)

J K Mountainering & Hiking Club
Address:

303,
Sri Nagar Kashmir,
Srinagar - 190001,
Jawahar Nagar
Phone No.: 1942 432 335
Opening Hours:
Monday to Saturday 09:30 am to 06:30 pm (Sunday Closed)

Sopore Sports
Address:

Sri Nagar Kashmir,
Iqbal Market
Sopore,
Srinagar - 190001
Phone No.: 1942 422 033
Opening Hours:
Monday to Saturday 09:30 am to 06:30 pm (Sunday Closed)

Amco Intl
Address:

Jammu & Kashmir,
PH-3,
Gangyal,
Srinagar - 180001
Phone No.: 1912 480 090
Opening Hours:
Monday to Saturday 09:30 am to 06:30 pm (Sunday Closed)

Woodland Sports Ind
Address:

1,
Jammu & Kashmir,
Indl Area,
Gangyal,
Srinagar - 180001
Phone No.: 1912 546 305
Opening Hours:
Monday to Saturday 09:30 am to 06:30 pm (Sunday Closed)

Nazir Store
Address:

Near L D Hospital,
L D Road,
Goni Khan Market,
Srinagar - 190001
Phone No.: 9419 532 776
Opening Hours:
Monday to Saturday 09:30 am to 06:30 pm (Sunday Closed)

M D Sports
Address:

Police Station Road,
Srinagar GPO,
Chadora Kashmir
Srinagar – 190001
Phone No.: 9697 056 566 / 9596 246 516 / 9596 003 068
Opening Hours:
All days in a week 09:00 am to 07:00 pm

New Choice Sports Hub
Address:

Near Auqaf Complex,
Hazratbal,
Kashmir University,
Srinagar - 190006
Phone No.: 9797 926 079 / 9796 962 909
Opening Hours:
Monday to Saturday 09:30 am to 06:30 pm (Sunday Closed)

S S Sports
Address:

M K Chowk,
Main Road,
Hawal,
Srinagar - 190011
Phone No.: 9018 453 841
Opening Hours:
Monday to Saturday 09:30 am to 06:30 pm (Sunday Closed)

Premium Sports
Address:

Seki Dafar Chowk,
Safa Kadal,
Nawa Bazar,
Srinagar - 190002
Phone No.: 9906 587 231
Opening Hours:
Monday to Saturday: 09:30 am to 06:30 pm(Sunday Closed)

New City Sports
Address:

Siraj Bazaar,
Zaina Kadal,
Haba Kadal,
Srinagar - 190001
Phone No.: 9797 757 759
Opening Hours:
Monday to Saturday 09:30 am to 06:30 pm (Sunday Closed)

G M Abdul Ahad
Address:

Near Police Station,
Sports Bazar,
Haba Kadal,
Srinagar - 190001
Phone No.: 1942 479 249
Opening Hours:
Monday to Saturday 09:30 am to 06:30 pm (Sunday Closed)

Tantray Sons
Address:

Sarai Bala,
Amira Kadal,
Srinagar - 190001
Phone No.: 9796 969 601
Opening Hours:
Monday to Saturday 09:30 am to 06:30 pm (Sunday Closed)

Tantray Jan & sons
Address:

Sarai Bala,
Amira Kadal,
Srinagar - 190001
Phone No.:9906 622 266
Opening Hours:
Monday to Saturday 09:30 am to 06:30 pm (Sunday Closed)

AC Sports
Address:
Amira Kadal,
Hsh LAL Chowk,
Srinagar - 190001
Phone No.: 9419 065 614
Opening Hours:
Monday to Saturday 09:30 am to 06:30 pm (Sunday Closed)

Shiekh Sports
Address:

Amira Kadal,
Goni Khan,
Srinagar - 190001
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 09:30 am to 06:30 pm (Sunday Closed)

R T Traders
Address:

Main Road,Main Chowk,
Batamaloo,
Srinagar - 190009
Phone No.: 9596 098 952

Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 09:30 am to 06:30 pm (Sunday Closed)

Dolphin Sports
Address:

Near Dhobi Masjid,
Batamaloo,
Srinagar - 190009
Phone No.: 9419 500 042
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 09:30 am to 06:30 pm (Sunday Closed)

Bee Enn Sports
Address:

Ganta Ghar,
LAL Chowk,
Srinagar - 190001
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 09:30 am to 06:30 pm (Sunday Closed)

Alpine Adventurers
Address:

Alpine Adventure,
Malik Pora,
LAL Chowk,
Srinagar - 190001
Phone No.: 8826 077 075
Opening Hours:
Monday to Saturday 09:30 am to 06:30 pm (Sunday Closed)

The overall development of sports in Srinagar is looked after by the State Sports Council. This council helps in providing the right infrastructure and to arrange for all types of assistance needed by the sportsperson so that sports activities can be promoted among the youths whether they are student or non-student.

4621
  • SHARE THIS
  • TWEET THIS
  • SHARE THIS
  • COMMENT
  • LOVE THIS 0
  • E-mail

Comments / Discussion Board - Sports in Srinagar

Loader
  • S
    Sajad Ahmad Mir from Sopore 257 Days ago

    How much

    0 0
    Report Abuse
    Reply