Peter Hart

Whether one enjoys hikes through mountainous terrain, strolls through pine clad foothills or simply relaxing on a Srinagar houseboat at Dal Lake, Kashmir offers a wonderful respite from the everyday hustle and bustle of Indian city life. And Pakistan before it, with its amazing view of some of the world's greatest mountains was equally wonderful. And, as is usual in such places, the perceived dangers are so much more than what one feels in reality.