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Srinagar’s famous gardens date back to the Mughal era...
Once Ladakh’s summer capital, Shey is an attractively green, pond-dappled oasis from which rises a central dry rocky ridge, inscribed with roadside Buddha carvings ...
A visit to this thought-provoking community centre should be compulsory for all visitors to Ladakh! It campaigns to educate locals and foreigners alike about the remarkable balance of traditional Ladakhi society...
Pretty Phyang is an emerald splash of tree-hemmed barley fields layered for miles up a side valley. There are stupendous views back towards the snow-topped pyramid of Stok Kangri...
At the roadside in Awantipora , 29km before Srinagar, is the chunky ruin of 9th-century Awantiswarmi Vishnu Temple , with stylistic similarities to the Hindu temples of Southeast Asia...
Slightly downhill, behind the palace remnants, darker and even more atmospheric Sar-Zung Temple hosts another outsized Maitreya statue and a library of wrapped scriptures.
Also fairly central, the large if architecturally unremarkable Ranbireshwar Mandir enshrines a large collection of lingams, some in opalescent crystal.
Across the Tawi River, the lawn outside the Bahu Fort covers a subterranean aquarium . Enter through the gaping mouth of a giant carp.
Set in orchards downhill from the Rizong gompa, the Chullichan Nunnery provides an education for local girls.
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