Indian soldier stands guard from hilltop overlooking Dal Lake in Srinagar.
An Indian soldier stands guard from a hilltop overlooking Dal Lake, in Srinagar, August 17, 2005. Kashmir, known for its mountains, lakes, forests and moderate weather, was one of Asia's best tourist destinations among Indian and foreign tourists until a Muslim separatist rebellion broke out in the region at the end of 1989, which according to officials, has claimed more than 45,000 lives. With the improvement in the situation, many Indian and foreign tourists have started returning to Kashmir, authorities said. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli FK/DY