This trip to Kashmir begins in Leh, the capital of Ladakh, with the visit of its most beautiful monasteries, before taking you by an impressive road, one of the most beautiful in the country, to Srinagar in Kashmir. It is one of the most beautiful states, with a Muslim majority, which occupies a strategic position, claimed by India, Pakistan and China. Apart from Srinagar, Pahalgam and Gulmarg, it is best to avoid venturing out.
Kashmir is the most north-western region of India, wedged between China, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Today it is divided between India and Pakistan. A portion has also been annexed by China. It is still subject to tensions between these nuclear powers since the wars of 47 and 65. A true “Tower of Babel”, Kashmir has suffered throughout its history from Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim, Mughal, Afghan and Sikh domination.