A meadow is a field vegetated primarily by grass and other non-woody plants (grassland). Meadows have ecological importance because their open, sunny areas attract a multitude of wildlife, and provide areas for nesting, food shelter, and courtship displays. In agriculture, a meadow is grassland which is not grazed by domestic livestock but rather allowed to grow unchecked in order to make hay. It may be naturally occurring or artificially created from cleared woodland.
Situated at an altitude of 2050 metres above sea level, just 17 kms from Patnitop, Sanasar is one of the remotest areas of Jammu and Kashmir State, India. Owing to the awe-inspiring natural environment of forests and meadows, Sanasar is the aero-adventure-sports capital of the Jammu region having to its credit Rock-climbing, Abseiling, Paragliding, Parasailing and Hot-air ballooning. Sanasar is a sports-adventurists’ paradise as one gets an avenue for learning and practicing these rare and skilled sports.
Sanasar derives its name from two small lakes in the neighbourhood – ‘Sana’ & ‘Sar’ and is not a typical town per se - which is probably why one won’t find it on an online map but Sanasar is a very popular adventure-sports destination of India nevertheless.
Sanasar, also known as a ‘mini Gulmarg’ pretty much has Gulmarg-like qualities – it is at a moderate elevation allowing both Summer and Winter adventurous activities. Sanasar, basically a cup-shaped green Meadow which is encompassed by tall imposing Cedars offers an enchanting view and experience of nature in all its glory.
Exploiting the lush green coverage – which is just right for the royal and prestigious sport – Golf, a part of Sanasar has also been developed as a Golf Course open for tourists to try their hand at it. The Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Department promotes and controls adventure sports in Sanasar and provides the sports gear as well for those who want to indulge in the sports. Summer temperatures between 10-20 degrees Celsius provide an ambience conducive for these adventure sports and also make them enjoyable.