10 days in India Itinerary

10 days in India Itinerary

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10 days in India Itinerary

Start: Gwalior
Fly + bus:  14​h 30​min
1
Pahalgam
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Sonmarg
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
3
Sonamarg
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Srinagar
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Gulmarg
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h
6
Leh
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Gwalior


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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.
On the 31st (Sat), make a trip to Chandanwari, appreciate the views at Betaab Valley, and then appreciate the views at Aru Valley.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Pahalgam tour planning website .

Gwalior to Pahalgam is an approximately 24.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Gwalior in August, with highs in Pahalgam at 31°C and lows at 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sonmarg.

Things to do in Pahalgam

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

1
night
Sonmarg

Sonmarg
On the 1st (Sun), hit the slopes at Zero point.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Sonmarg online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Pahalgam to Sonmarg takes 5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sonamarg.

Things to do in Sonmarg

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

2
nights
Sonamarg

Sonamarg ©
Glacial peaks of the Himalayas are accessible via Sonamarg, a hill station with stunning views.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): head outdoors with Zojila Pass, take some stellar pictures from Nichinai Pass, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Thajiwas Glacier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Gangabal Lake and then explore the activities along Vishansar Lake.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sonamarg trip planner .

Sonamarg is very close to Sonmarg. In September, daily temperatures in Sonamarg can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Srinagar.

Things to do in Sonamarg

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
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Gangabal Lake ©
Gangabal Lake
Vishansar Lake ©
Vishansar Lake
Zojila Pass
Zojila Pass

1
night
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), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hazratbal and then take in the dramatic natural features at Sonamarg.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Srinagar online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Sonamarg to Srinagar takes 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Gulmarg.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Sonamarg ©
Sonamarg
Hazratbal ©
Hazratbal

1
night
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 5th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Baba Reshi Shrine, then stroll through Outer Circle Walk, and then take in the awesome beauty at Apharwat Peak.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Gulmarg road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Srinagar to Gulmarg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Gulmarg, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Gulmarg

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Apharwat Peak ©
Apharwat Peak
Outer Circle Walk ©
Outer Circle Walk

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Magnetic Hill, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurdwara Pathar Sahib, then examine the collection at Hall of Fame, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiksey Monastery. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then don't miss a visit to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Phyang Monastery.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Leh road trip website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Gulmarg to Leh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Leh

Adventure Tours Outdoors
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Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Magnetic Hill ©
Magnetic Hill
River Rafting & Tubing

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