Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh & Uttarakhand
Kashmir, an earthly paradise for modern traveller is a mosaic of snow-capped peaks, forests, mountain meadows, lakes and rushing streams. Sparsely populated Ladakh, with its emerald green oasis villages, the crystal light of cloudless blue skies, and the dramatic silhouettes of ancient Buddhist monasteries. Old wooden temples, folk festivals, blossoming apple orchards and carefully tilled fields are all part of the Kullu valley scenery in Himachal. No Himalayan ranges are as rich in myth and legend as those of Uttarakhand. Besides Hindu pilgrims and adventurous trekkers and river rafters, Garhwal attracts New Age westerners who flock to ashrams in search of spirituality.