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Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh
Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh

Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh

by A Compilation

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English

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Outlook Group Publication

ISBN

9788189449421 - Year: 2013 - Pages: 495

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Paperback

A Compilation
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Author: A Compilation
Publisher: Outlook Group Publication
Year: 2013
Language: English
Pages: 495
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788189449421

Description

A guide to Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh was always on the cards. That it took so long to join our ensemble of state guides is a reflection of the turbulent times the state has been through. Now, after a few seasons of frenetic tourist activity in Kashmir, we bring you India's most beautiful state – a task that we knew would be as challenging as it would be enjoyable. In these pages, we offer the visitor a discovery of its three culturally and geographically distinct regions – Hindu Jammu in the plains and foothills, Muslim Kashmir with its valleys and rivers and the high-altitude desert plateau of Buddhist Ladakh.

Jammu, the state's summer capital has also been the gateway to Kashmir and the launching pad for the pilgrimage to Vaishno Devi. Kashmir, and its fabled grandeur, has traditionally been the dream holiday-destination for most people across the country, a tradition going back at least to the times of the great Mughals. And even earlier traders, spiritualists, monarchs, pleasure-seekers and adventure-hunters frequented this land and its treasures. Ladakh was for centuries at the crossroads of many Asian cultures and, ever since it opened up for tourists in the 1970s, the many colors of its land and people have caught the imagination of the modern tourist. As always, we cover not only the established hot-spots, but also the little known gems.

As we wish our readers many joyous journeys to this wonderful state, we also would like to put in a word of caution. More flights, better roads and improved tourist infrastructure have made access much easier than before. It has also put this Himalayan region under tremendous pressure. It behooves all of us to tread here softly.

Contents

Contents

INTRODUCTION
JAMMU, KASHMIR & LADAKH Three Parts of Paradise

JAMMU
JAMMU City of Shrines
ELSEWHERE IN JAMMU REGION
Bakarwal Migration
MANSAR LAKE Jammu's Mansarovar
VAISHNO DEVI Jai Mata Di - Glory to the Goddess
PATNITOP Peace amidst the Pines
Sudh Mahade /Krimchi

KASHMIR
SRINAGAR of Wood and Water
Avantipora/Doodhpathri
GULMARG Yusuf's Himalayan Garden
TANGMARG Strawberries and Green
YUSMARG in the Footsteps of Jesus
ACHABAL Saheb and Begum's Retreat
Martand Sun Temple/Chattabal
KOKERNAG Spring Time
DAKSUM River Music
VERINAG Muse of an Emperor
Crossing Banihal
PAHALGAM Life by the Lidder
Ziarat of Sheikh Zain-ud-Din Wali, Aishmuqam
ARU The Grass is Greener Here
Treks from Aru
AMARNATH Amareshwara - The Immortal Lord
MANASBAL Where the Lotus Blooms
Kheer Bhawani/Parihaspora/Wular Vantage Park
LOLAB, DRANGYARI & BANGUS The Hidden Valleys
MAMER-NARANAG Riverside Tranquil
SONAMARG The Gold Rush
Zoji La
GUREZ AND TALIAL VALLEYS Half Of Dardistan

EXPERIENCE KASHMIR
Kashmiri Wazwan
Saffron Season
Jhelum River Safari
Made in Kashmir

LADAKH
LADAKH Land of the High Mountain Passes
Circuits of Discovery
LEH Jewel on the Indus
LADAKH'S GOMPAS Monasteries along the Indus
Spituk/Basgo/Likir/Alchi/Sham Region Gompas/Lamayuru/Wanla/Mulbekh/Stok Palace/Shey/Thiksey/ Hemis/Stakna and Matho/Chemrey/Tak Thok
SHAM TREK: LIKIR-TEMISGAM Ladakh's Baby Trek
GOMPA TREK: LAMAYURU-ALCHI The old Gompas
HEMIS NATIONAL PARK Up Where We Belong
TREK: SPITUK-STOK Exploring Hemis National Park
CLIMBING STOK KANGRI A Layman's Mountain
TREK: MARKHA VALLEY On the Beaten Trail
NUBRA VALLEY The Road to the Karakoram
Nubra Valley: Sumur and Tegar/Panamik
Shayok Valley: Diskit/Hundar/Turtuk
DAH-HANU REGION The Drogpa Hamlets
Chiktan Khar
ZANSKAR VALLEY The Last Shangri La
Padum/Zanskar's Gompas/Drass: Edge of Ladakh
TREKKING IN ZANSKAR
ZANSKAR CHADAR TREK
PADUM TO DARCHA TREK The Lost Valley
THE WILD WET Thrills of Rafting the Zanskar River
CHANGTHANG AND GREAT LAKES The Great Lakes
Pangong Tso/Tso Kar/Tso Moriri/ Hanle/Climbing Chamser Kangri
KIBBER TO KORZOK TREK
PANGONG TSO The Exquisite Company of Water

EXPERIENCE LADAKH
Royal Sites in Ladakh
Nomads of the Changthang
Manali-Leh Road
Srinagar-Leh Highway
Manali to Leh by cycle

INFORMATION
Accommodation Listing
Travel Agents
Tourist Offices
Transport Directory

ROUTE/ TOURIST GUIDES
J&K State
Jammu Region
Jammu City
Vale of Kashmir
Srinagar
Ladakh
Leh
Leh Central
Leh: Changspa-Karzoo
Leh: Tukcha-Sheynam
Likir to Temisgam Trek
Lamayuru to Alchi Trek
Hemis National Park
Nubra Valley
Dah-Hanu Region
Zanskar Valley
Changthang and Great Lakes
Manali-Leh Road
Srinagar-Leh Highway

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