11 days in Jammu and Kashmir Itinerary

11 days in Jammu and Kashmir Itinerary

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11 days in Jammu and Kashmir Itinerary

Start: Kozhikode
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Pahalgam
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Kargil
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Nubra Valley
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Hemis
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Leh
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
6
Srinagar
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Kozhikode

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Pahalgam

Pahalgam ©
Across the landscape of alpine peaks, conifer forests, and mountain lakes that surrounds Pahalgam lie a number of sites of spiritual importance, and a great biodiversity of wildlife.
On the 21st (Fri), admire the verdant scenery at Aru Valley, then make a trip to Chandanwari, and then appreciate the views at Betaab Valley.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Pahalgam journey planner.

Kozhikode to Pahalgam is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Kozhikode in September, expect Pahalgam to be a bit cooler, temps between 30°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Kargil.

Things to do in Pahalgam

#Nature, #Parks, #Wildlife
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Betaab Valley ©
Betaab Valley
Aru Valley ©
Aru Valley
Chandanwari ©
Chandanwari

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Kargil

Kargil ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Phuktal Monastery, then admire the verdant scenery at Suru Valley, and then pause for some photo ops at Drass War Memorial.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kargil travel route website .

You can drive from Pahalgam to Kargil in 8.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Nubra Valley.

Things to do in Kargil

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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Suru Valley ©
Suru Valley
Drass War Memorial ©
Drass War Memorial

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Nubra Valley

Nubra Valley ©
A trip to Nubra Valley must be planned in advance due to the area's weather extremes, which include freezing winters.
On the 23rd (Sun), go for a walk through Hunder Sand Dunes, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery), and then appreciate the views at Nubra Valley.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Nubra Valley trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Kargil to Nubra Valley takes 9 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Hemis.

Things to do in Nubra Valley

#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Hunder Sand Dunes, Nubra Valley, Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery)
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Nubra Valley ©
Nubra Valley
Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery) ©
Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery)
Hunder Sand Dunes ©
Hunder Sand Dunes

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Hemis

Hemis ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hemis Monastery.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hemis itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Nubra Valley to Hemis takes 4.5 hours. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Leh.

Things to do in Hemis

#Historic Sites
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Hemis Monastery ©
Hemis Monastery

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Leh

Leh ©
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Leh is known for historic sites, nature, museums, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiksey Monastery, see the interesting displays at Stok Palace Museum, pause for some photo ops at Shey Monastery, and take in the dramatic natural features at Magnetic Hill.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Leh vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Hemis to Leh in an hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Srinagar.

Things to do in Leh

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Nature
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Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame

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Srinagar

Srinagar ©
The focus lies mainly on the waters in Srinagar, with the river and lakes of the city dotted with colorful houseboats and making the relatively cool summer capital a popular tourist destination.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Shankaracharya Hill, then contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Nigeen Lake, contemplate the long history of Hari Parbat, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Srinagar trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Leh to Srinagar takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Srinagar are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Srinagar

#Parks, #Nature, #Tours
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Dal Lake ©
Dal Lake
Shankaracharya Hill ©
Shankaracharya Hill
Nishat Garden ©
Nishat Garden

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