Get­ting There

Jet Air­ways ( je­tair­ways .com) is one of five In­dian car­ri­ers that ser­vice both Srinagar and Leh from Delhi, which has non­stop flights from most ma­jor Asian cities. If you’re pressed for time, Air In­dia ( flies di­rect be­tween Srinagar and Leh.

Where to Stay

Set back from the south­ern shore of Dal Lake, The Lalit Grand Palace Srinagar ( 91194/250-1001; the­; dou­bles from US$233) has 113 well-ap­pointed rooms and suites.

Out­side Leh, Chamba Camp Thik­sey – Ladakh ( 91/801-090-2222; tutc .com; all-in­clu­sive mul­ti­day pack­ages from

US$1,573 per per­son) of­fers three- to seven-night stays in deluxe tents. Rates in­clude all meals, a pri­vate tour man­ager, chauf­feur and ve­hi­cle, plus ground ex­pe­ri­ences in the itin­er­ary. The camp is typ­i­cally open from May 15 to Oc­to­ber 10 each year.


Tai­lor-made ex­pe­ri­ences in Kash­mir and Ladakh can be booked through Am­per­sand Travel ( am­per­sand­, a lux­ury tour op­er­a­tor that has been or­ga­niz­ing trips to In­dia since 2003.

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