You can play a game of golf amidst scenic beauty found nowhere else in the country. The quaint Royal Spring Golf Course, near Chashm-e-Shahi, spans 300 acres and has been voted India’s best golf course. It is an 18-hole course and at a par of 72 brings diverse levels of challenge to players. As you attempt to make a hole-in-one, you can see the dramatic Himalayan range in the background and the deep blue waters of the Dal Lake in the horizon. These golf courses are open through the extended summer from April to November. With temperatures which hardly ever go above 25° Celcius, aiming for the putting green becomes a pleasurable hobby.