While studying in India, 3 classmates and I took a 12+ hour taxi ride from Mcleod Ganj through the Jammu Kashmir region. As soon as you enter this area it is like crossing into another country. There are extensive road blocks and traffic lines. Then you enter the windy roads on the way up towards the Himalayas. Along the way we found humor in the local road signs and even helped clear a few traffic jams from some overturned trucks.