31 days in Jammu and Kashmir Itinerary

31 days in Jammu and Kashmir Itinerary

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31 days in Jammu and Kashmir Itinerary

Chennai (Madras)
Fly:  5​h 45​min
Srinagar
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h
Sonamarg
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Kargil
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
Hemis
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Leh
— 12 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
Chennai (Madras)

8
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.
Jama Masjid Mosque and Hari Parbat will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kheer Bhawani Temple and Pari Mahal. Get out of town with these interesting Srinagar side-trips: Gulmarg (Apharwat Peak, Rani Temple, & more). There's much more to do: make a trip to Sinthan Top, contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake, take in nature's colorful creations at Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Botanical Gardens, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Shah-e-Hamdan.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Srinagar custom trip planner.

Chennai (Madras) to Srinagar is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sonamarg.

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Gulmarg
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Apharwat Peak ©
Apharwat Peak
Jama Masjid Mosque ©
Jama Masjid Mosque
Khir Bhawani Temple ©
Khir Bhawani Temple

2
days
Sonamarg

Sonamarg ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): cruise along Zojila Pass and then take in the dramatic natural features at Thajiwas Glacier. On the next day, explore the activities along Gadsar Lake and then contemplate the waterfront views at Gangabal Lake.

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You can drive from Srinagar to Sonamarg in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Kargil.

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Thajiwas Glacier ©
Thajiwas Glacier
Zojila Pass
Zojila Pass
Gadsar Lake ©
Gadsar Lake

4
days
Kargil

Kargil ©
Lamayuru Monastery (Yuru Gompa) and Phuktal Monastery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Suru Valley and Mulbekh Monastery.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kargil trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sonamarg to Kargil takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hemis.

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Lamayuru Monastery (Yuru Gompa) ©
Lamayuru Monastery (Yuru Gompa)
Drass War Memorial ©
Drass War Memorial

2
days
Hemis

Hemis ©
On the 16th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hemis Monastery. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable drive along Changla Pass.

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Traveling by car from Kargil to Hemis takes 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Hemis

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Changla Pass
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Changla Pass ©
Changla Pass
Hemis Monastery ©
Hemis Monastery

13
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Alchi Monastary and Stakna Monastery. Discover out-of-the-way places like Spituk Monastery and Basgo gompa. Spend the 24th (Mon) among lush scenery at Zanskar the Virgin Valley. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Likir Gompa, examine the collection at Stok Palace Museum, get outside with Tanglang La, and steep yourself in history at Deskit Monastery.

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Traveling by car from Hemis to Leh takes an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Leh

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Ladakh, Alchi Monastary
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Likir Gompa ©
Likir Gompa
Alchi Monastary ©
Alchi Monastary
Spituk Monastery ©
Spituk Monastery

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