Kashmir & Ladakh in detail

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Dangers & Annoyances

Check the security situation carefully before heading to the Kashmir Valley: serious troubles can flare up suddenly in Srinagar and the surrounding area. However, even when tensions in the valley run high, don’t be deterred from visiting ever-calm Ladakh.

For information before you travel, the Jammu and Kashmir travellers' forum at www.indiamike.com can be useful, and it's always worth keeping an eye on at least one of the local news outlets, such as Greater Kashmir (www.greaterkashmir.com), Daily Excelsior (www.dailyexcelsior.com), Kashmir Monitor (www.kashmirmonitor.in), and Kashmir Times (www.kashmirtimes.com).