‘Switzerland of the East’, Jammu and Kashmir, is a well- known tourist spot all over the world. Shikhara rides in Nagin lake and Dal lake are the highlight of all tourist packages to the state. Four world class golf courses give the elite tourist more options from which to decide. There are many trekking routes which originate at Ladakh. Thajiwas glacier, Pahalgam and Gulmarg are good places for skiing. Mountain biking across the Kashmir Valley and Ladakh are beautiful scenic routes designed to keep the mind engaged positively. Sonamarg and Gulmarg  are good sites for paragliding. Mountaineering, angling and fishing are popular in some parts of the state. Snowboarding is a popular sport at Gulmarg. Ice skating is also possible at select locations in winter.