India - Jammu & Kashmir (Including Ladakh) (Chapter)
This is the Jammu & Kashmir (including Ladakh) chapter from Lonely Planet’s India guidebook.
Hindu Jammu is a busy hub for domestic pilgrims and Muslim Kashmir attracts tourists seeking cool summer air, alpine scenery and Srinagar’s romantic houseboat accommodation. J&K’s greatest attraction is the Himalayan land of Ladakh, with their friendly Tibetan Buddhist people.
- experience the stark magnificence of Ladakh with a hassle-free homestay trek in the glorious traffic-free Markha Valley
- murmur meditative mantras in the mural-decked gompas (Tibetan Buddhist monasteries) of the Indus Valley, such as at Chemrey or Thiksey
- enjoy an amusingly caricatured Raj-type experience relaxing on a deluxe Dal Lake houseboat in Srinagar
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Ladakh, Leh & around, Markha Valley & Rumbak, Nubra Valley, Pangong Tso, Tso Moriri Loop, Leh to Kargil, Kargil & Zanskar, Kargil, Suru Valley, Zanskar, the Kashmir Valley, Srinagar & around, Pahalgam & Aru and Jammu & around.
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