1 Kashmir Valley
This lush swathe of green is once more attracting visitors to trekking bases such as Pahalgam and Gulmarg.
2 Dal Lake
Lounging on a Kashmiri houseboat, surrounded by waterlilies, kingfishers and a stunning mountain range – unforgettable.
Medieval streets, a Tibetan-style palace, bazaars and looming snowy peaks.
Along with Lamayuru and Hemis, the Indian Himalayas’ most impressive monastery complex.
5 Tso Moriri
This exquisite high-altitude lake inhabited by nomadic herders features snow-fringed desert mountains and rare migratory birds.
6 Nubra Valley
Sand dunes, Bactrian camels and views of the mighty Karakorams await across the world’s highest driveable road.
Wonderful painted murals and stucco images are hidden behind the simple exterior of this ancient monastery.
Walled in by the Himalayas, during the winter this isolated valley can only be reached by following the frozen river route.