Jammu & Kashmir

India’s northernmost state, bordering Pakistan to the West, China to the East, and overlooked by the mighty Himalayas, Jammu & Kashmir is a diverse state of sky-high proportions. Experience life on Srinagar’s serene Dal Lake or traverse a portion of the 370 km Ladakh Range. Spot marmots in the Hemis National Park, or the far rarer snow leopard. From hiking to houseboats there are plenty of novel ways to explore J&K. A great option in the summer months when much of India is too hot to travel.