A Guide To Kashmir in September 2023
India’s northernmost and sixth-largest state, Jammu and Kashmir
It is one of its most mountainous and staggeringly beautiful.
It also encapsulates the cultural and religious diversity of the Subcontinent by falling into three distinct regions.
The southwestern corner of its sprawling expanse is the Hindu-majority area around
the winter capital of Jammu.
Directly to the north across the first range of the Himalaya
s is the almost exclusively Muslim Kashmir
Jammu is the state’s largest city and the traditional stepping-stone into the region
The latter provides a good stopover en route to Kargil, halfway along the Srinagar–Leh r
oad and the jumping-off point for the isolated Zanskar Valley.