10 days in Jammu and Kashmir Itinerary

10 days in Jammu and Kashmir Itinerary

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10 days in Jammu and Kashmir Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  5​h
1
Srinagar
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
2
Pahalgam
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Leh
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Pune

2
nights
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.
Srinagar is known for nature, parks, historic sites, scenic drive, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake, delve into the distant past at Pari Mahal, take in the dramatic natural features at Sonamarg, and make a trip to Shankaracharya Hill.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Srinagar online sightseeing planner .

Pune to Srinagar is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Pahalgam.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Dal Lake ©
Dal Lake
Shankaracharya Hill ©
Shankaracharya Hill
Sonamarg ©
Sonamarg

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): appreciate the views at Aru Valley, look for all kinds of wild species at Betaab Valley, and then don't miss a visit to Chandanwari. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Tulian Lake, then appreciate the views at Kashmir Valley, and then take in the pleasant sights at Baisaran.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Pahalgam road trip tool .

You can take a bus from Srinagar to Pahalgam in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Leh.

Things to do in Pahalgam

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

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

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Leh: Alchi Monastary (in Alchi) and Hemis (Hemis Monastery & Kloster Hemis). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, make a trip to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers, admire the landmark architecture of Leh Royal Palace, and explore the striking landscape at Magnetic Hill.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Leh tour planning site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Pahalgam to Leh takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Hemis, Alchi Monastary
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Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame

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