Some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world can be experienced in the volatile region of Jammu and Kashmir. Taj Hotels, Resorts and Palaces-- the group behind some of the finest five-star hotels in India-- has decided to take a gamble and launch a stunning new resort called Vivanta by Taj. Tourism is on the rise in the area, and Taj is hoping to generate employment and bolster the local economy, while also introducing a magnificent place to visitors. Perched atop Kralsangri Hill overlooking the famous Tulip Garden, the Dal Lake and the Royal Springs golf course, the 89-room resort features meeting facilities, the Jiva spa, and excellent recreational activities: trout fishing, water skiing, day treks into the snow-capped mountains. Vivanta by Taj is itself a new five-star brand, currently comprised of 19 hotels in India and the Indian Ocean region.