Kashmir

by Sophie Lovell-Hoare and Max Lovell-Hoare

Kashmir

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  • ISBN: 9781841623962
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Encompassing a vast stretch of land from the lush Kashmir Valley to the mountains and epic wilderness of Ladakh, the area now covered by the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir has long astounded visitors with its beauty. Marvel at the views from the roof of the world at Khardung La, trek along the frozen Zanskar River, stroll through the Eden-like Shalimar Gardens, take a shikara ride through the lotus-bedecked lakes of Srinagar and join the monks at Thiksey Monastery for early morning prayers by candlelight.
After decades of instability, Kashmir is back on the tourist scene and keen to make up for lost time. This, the only standalone mainstream guide to the state, makes the ideal companion whether you want to white-water raft on the Indus River, relax on a houseboat or explore Buddhist culture at shrines up and down the region.

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Sophie and Max Lovell-Hoare have lived and worked in Central Asia since 2008.

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'This guidebook includes colour photograph sections, maps, Urdu and Ladakhi phrases and much more, and is to Bradt's usual high standards.' Adventure Travel Magazine
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Contents

PART ONE GENERAL INFORMATION 1

Chapter 1 Background Information 3
Geography 3, Climate 4, Natural history and conservation
4, History 9, Government and politics 16, Economy 17,
People 17, Language 19, Religion 19, Education 22,
Culture 22, Sport 25

Chapter 2 Practical Information 26
When to visit 26, Highlights 26, Suggested itineraries 28,
Tour operators 30, Red tape 31, Embassies 32, Getting
there and away 36, Health 41, Safety 49, Women travellers
50, Gay travellers 50, Travellers with disabilities 51,
Travelling with children 51, What to take 52, Money 53,
Budgeting 55, Getting around 55, Accommodation 60,
Eating and drinking 62, Public holidays and festivals
64, Photography 65, Media and communications 69,
Business 70, Buying property 71, Shopping 72, Arts
and entertainment 72, Cultural etiquette 73, Travelling
positively 73

PART TWO THE GUIDE 77

Chapter 3 Leh 79
History 79, Getting there and away 80, Getting around 82,
Tourist information 84, Local tour operators 85, Where
to stay 87, Where to eat and drink 90, Entertainment
and nightlife 93, Shopping 93, Activities 95, Other
practicalities 96, What to see 99, Around Leh 103

Chapter 4 Khardung La and the Nubra Valley 107
Around Kardung La 107, The Nubra Valley 109

Chapter 5 Southern Ladakh 121
Stok 121, Shey 126, Thiksey 128, Matho 130, Stakna 131,
Hemis 132, Chemre 134, Thagthog 134, Markha Valley
136, Southern Lakes 138

Chapter 6 Leh to Mulbekh 145
Phyang 145, Nimmu 147, Basgo 148, Likir 149, Alchi 151,
Uletokpo 155, Khaltsi 156, Dha-Hanu 158, Lamayuru 159,
Mulbekh 161

Chapter 7 The Suru Valley and Zanskar 164
The Suru Valley 164, Zanskar 166

Chapter 8 From Kargil towards Srinagar 180
Kargil 180, Drass 187, Sonamarg 188

Chapter 9 Srinagar and Gulmarg 192
Srinagar 192, Gulmarg 208

Chapter 10 The Kashmir Valley 213
Pampore 213, Yusmarg 214, Avantipora 216, Shopian 216,
Anantnag 217, Pahalgam 218, Verinag 222

Chapter 11 Jammu 225
Patnitop 225, Udhampur 227, Katra 228, Jammu 229

Appendix 1 Language 239
Appendix 2 Glossary 242
Appendix 3 Further Information 247

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