Houses in Kashmir submerged for miles and miles. The region, which straddles India and Pakistan, has witnessed the worst floods for decades. The death toll stands at 450, with thousands more still stranded until the water levels recede.

Rescue operations have been underway. The Indian army has evacuated 76,000 people from their homes, mosques and government buildings.

"It cannot be denied that the situation is grim. We are trying our best to reach out to people. The army, air force, NDRF (National Disaster Response Force), police, CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force), BSF (Border Security Force), civil administration, they are all trying to reach out to the maximum number of people and provide relief," said Omar Abdullah, Chief Minister of India's Northern Jammu and Kashmir State.

Soldiers have used boats and helicopters in order to rescue those trapped by the floods. This tourist claimed he had to wade through floodwaters to reach dry land.

Everywhere it was flooded and we are unable to contact anybody, we are totally cut off. Today I waded through neck-deep water and carried my child from the hotel on my back," Khanna said.

Whilst the water levels are starting to recede here, in Pakistan, 700,000 people have been told to leave their homes, as the region is expected to be inundated in the next four days.