India - Kashmir & Ladakh (PDF Chapter)
This is the Kashmir & Ladakh chapter from Lonely Planet’s India guidebook.
Kashmir is India’s Switzerland, attracting local tourists seeking cool summer air, alpine scen-ery and Srinagar’s romantic houseboat accommodation. And then there’s the Himalayan land of Ladakh, where monasteries are set between canyons and peaks, while emerald-green villages nestle photogenically in highland deserts.
- visit Thiksey Gompa, one of Ladakh’s great monasteries, especially during a festival
- experience the stark magnificence of Ladakh with a hassle-free (and traffic-free) homestay trek in the Markha Valley
- 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, Nubra Valley, Pangong Tso, Tso Moriri Loop, Kargil & Around, Zanskar, The Kashmir Valley, Srinagar, Pahal-gam & Aru, Gulmarg, Naranag & Lake Gangabal, Sonamarg, South of Srinagar, Jammu & Southern Kashmir, Jammu.
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