India - Jammu & Kashmir (Including Ladakh) (Chapter)
This is the Jammu & Kashmir (including Ladakh) chapter from Lonely Planet’s India guidebook.
J&K’s greatest attractions are the Himalayan lands of Ladakh and Zanskar, with their friendly Tibetan Buddhist people and timeless monasteries. Domestic visitors make pilgrimages to temples around Hindu Jammu and love Muslim Kashmir for its cool summer air and alpine scenery.
- murmur meditative mantras in the mural-decked gompas (Tibetan Buddhist monasteries) of the Indus Valley, such as at Thiksey
- escape India’s humid summer heat in entrancing Leh, a low-key traveller hub with dusty medieval backstreets, a Potala-style palace and a deep sense of ecological awareness
- experience the stark magnificence of Ladakh or Zanskar on an unforgettable high-altitude trek
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes:Ladakh, Leh & around, Nubra Valley, Pangong Tso, Tso Moriri Loop, Leh to Kargil, Kargil & Zanskar, Kargil, Suru Valley, Zanskar, The Kashmir Valley, Sonamarg, Srinagar and Jammu.
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