After my initial trip to India a couple of years ago I thought I knew what to expect. However choosing to head to the far Northern Jammu & Kashmir region, specifically an area called Ladakh is not like visiting other parts of India.
The area is also known as Little Tibet as it is where many of the Tibetan people settled after fleeing the Chinese invasion. As a result it has its own very distinct culture and a large Buddhist community.
Its remote location, in the foothills of the Western end of the Himalayas, makes the landscape and scenery stunning although the altitude does mean you have to take things easy for a few days when you first arrive!