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 Himalayas 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 road and the jumping-off point for the isolated Zanskar Valley.