I am in early state of planing my indian vacation.I have limited time , 4 week in month of June&July .
It would be first time in India and decide to go north to Ladakh region. Got copy of new LP India guidebook but still have many question to ask. As a avid photographer i always choose scenic places and it seems this region has lot to offer . There is list of things i would like to see and do:one of the festival in Leh region(Lamayaru,Hemis,Takthong) Nubra valey(homestays treks), maybe Dal lake houseboats.....
I would like to have some of your thoughts,suggestion for my itinerary.Is June&July good period of year to travel to region?
Is there interesting places in Kashmir region that should not be missed and are 4 weeks of travel good amount of time?
What is the best way to travel without backtracking, start in Leh from Manali, or take a flight to Shringar from Delhi than by road to Leh via Kargil, Leh to Manali by bus?
As i am use to travel on budget dont know what can i expect in India with accomodation,transport and food costs?
Any help higly appriciated!