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Traveling to Ladakh and Kashmir

February 8th, 2016 by
Likir Buddha in Ladakh, India
Ladakh and Kashmir, located in the northernmost state of India, are already the top destinations for many of India’s tourists. There is a ski resort and two vastly different golf courses – one in the desert and one overlooking Dal Lake in Srinagar! Today more and more Western travelers with a taste for rich cultural experiences and breathtaking landscapes are making the journey to “The Land of High Passes.” BEST TIME TO GO TO LADAKH AND KASHMIR The region enjoys four seasons, so the best time to go depends on what you enjoy. Keep in mind that this is a land of very high peaks, deep valleys and desert, and each has its own ecosystem and climate. In Kashmir, spring and summer are when the verdant valleys are greenest and the flowers are blooming.  Fall is usually dry, the green of summer turns to gold, and it is an ideal time for trekking.   Winter is for skiers and admirers of the snow-covered hills. Ladakh is a high altitude desert, with a very different ecosystem.  The best time for visiting is from May through October.  After October, many of the lodges and hotels close, and the owners head south.  On […]