India and Pakistan both dispute ownership of the Kashmir Valley, and political violence can flare up without warning. Many foreign governments advise against all travel, or all but essential travel, to areas outside the cities of Srinagar and Jammu, and your travel insurance may be invalid if you ignore this advice.
Welcome to Naranag
Home to seminomadic Gujar people and a pair of enigmatic 8th-century Shiva temple ruins, Naranag village sits in a deep-cut river valley thick with mature conifer forests. For visitors it's best known as the trailhead for multiday treks in Kashmir's 'Great Lakes' uplands.