Health & safety
Kashmir has come a long way since the wartorn 1980s, but political violence is an ongoing problem.
Touts are another hassle in Kashmir. From the moment you arrive, hangers-on will try to steer you towards a commission-paying houseboat. Be polite but firm and they will usually move on to another candidate. Travellers should also be wary of dodgy houseboat packages booked in Delhi.
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