13 days in Jammu and Kashmir Itinerary

13 days in Jammu and Kashmir Itinerary

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13 days in Jammu and Kashmir Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly:  3​h
Srinagar
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Pahalgam
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
Katra
— Few hours
Fly:  7​h 30​min
Nubra Valley
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
Alchi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Leh
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
New Delhi

2
days
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.
On the 4th (Wed), make a trip to Shankaracharya Hill, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hazratbal, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Nigeen Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Mughal Gardens, admire the natural beauty at Nishat Garden, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Srinagar trip planner .

New Delhi to Srinagar is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. While traveling from New Delhi, expect colder days and slightly colder nights in Srinagar, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Pahalgam.

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Dal Lake ©
Dal Lake
Shankaracharya Hill ©
Shankaracharya Hill
Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden ©
Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden

1
day
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.
To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Pahalgam trip planner .

Traveling by car from Srinagar to Pahalgam takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Katra.

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Betaab Valley ©
Betaab Valley
Aru Valley ©
Aru Valley
Chandanwari ©
Chandanwari

few
hours
Katra

Katra
Located at the foothills of the Trikuta Mountains, Katra serves as a base for the great pilgrimage to the cave shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi.
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You can drive from Pahalgam to Katra in 6.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nubra Valley.

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1
day
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 9th (Mon), go for a walk through Hunder Sand Dunes, take in the spiritual surroundings of Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hundur Monastery, and finally appreciate the views at Nubra Valley.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Nubra Valley trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Katra to Nubra Valley. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Alchi.

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

1
day
Alchi

Alchi ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alchi Monastary.

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You can drive from Nubra Valley to Alchi in 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Leh.

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Side Trip

Zanskar Valley
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Zanskar Valley ©
Zanskar Valley
Alchi Monastary ©
Alchi Monastary

5
days
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.
Spend the 15th (Sun) among lush scenery at Zanskar the Virgin Valley. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Pangong Tso, don't miss a visit to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers, take in the spiritual surroundings of Likir Gompa, and appreciate the history behind Shey Monastery.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Alchi to Leh. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

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Pangong Tso ©
Pangong Tso
Magnetic Hill ©
Magnetic Hill
Zanskar the Virgin Valley ©
Zanskar the Virgin Valley

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