8 days in Jammu and Kashmir Itinerary

8 days in Jammu and Kashmir Itinerary

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8 days in Jammu and Kashmir Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  4​h
Gulmarg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
Srinagar
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Sonamarg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Pahalgam
— Few hours
Drive:  6​h 45​min
Jammu City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
New Delhi

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day
Gulmarg

Gulmarg ©
A popular skiing destination and a hill station in Jammu and Kashmir, Gulmarg features one of the highest gondolas in the world, reaching 3,979 m (13,054 ft) and offering fantastic scenery.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Baba Reshi Shrine, then take in the awesome beauty at Apharwat Peak, and then play a few rounds at Gulmarg Golf Course.

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New Delhi to Gulmarg is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from New Delhi in April, plan for much colder days and little chillier nights in Gulmarg: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Srinagar.

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#Golf, #Outdoors, #Parks
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Gulmarg Golf Course ©
Gulmarg Golf Course
Apharwat Peak ©
Apharwat Peak

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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 24th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden, then explore the activities along Dal Lake, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Durga Nag Temple.

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Getting from Gulmarg to Srinagar by car takes about an hour. In April, daily temperatures in Srinagar can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sonamarg.

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#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
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Dal Lake ©
Dal Lake
Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden ©
Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden

1
day
Sonamarg

Sonamarg
Glacial peaks of the Himalayas are accessible via Sonamarg, a hill station with stunning views.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take a memorable drive along Zojila Pass and then explore the striking landscape at Thajiwas Glacier.

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Traveling by car from Srinagar to Sonamarg takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Pahalgam.

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#Scenic Drive, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Zojila Pass
Zojila Pass
Thajiwas Glacier ©
Thajiwas Glacier

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hours
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): play a few rounds at Pahalgam Golf Course and then admire the verdant scenery at Betaab Valley.

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You can drive from Sonamarg to Pahalgam in 3.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Pahalgam can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Jammu City.

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#Golf, #Outdoors, #Wildlife
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Pahalgam Golf Course ©
Pahalgam Golf Course
Betaab Valley ©
Betaab Valley

2
days
Jammu City

Jammu City ©
Standing on the banks of the Tawi River, Jammu City enjoys popularity as the winter capital of Kashmir.
On the 27th (Fri), explore the activities along Mansar Lake and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vaishno Devi. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Bagh-e-Bahu, hunt for treasures at Raghunath Bazaar, then take a memorable drive along Leh-Manali Highway, and finally make a trip to Naag Mandir.

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Getting from Pahalgam to Jammu City by car takes about 7 hours. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Pahalgam in April: highs in Jammu City hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Jammu City

#Parks, #Scenic Drive, #Nature

Side Trips

Mansar Lake, Naag Mandir, Nau Devi Temple
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Mansar Lake ©
Mansar Lake
Bagh-e-Bahu ©
Bagh-e-Bahu
Raghunath Bazaar ©
Raghunath Bazaar

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