10 days in Kashmir Itinerary

10 days in Kashmir Itinerary

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10 days in Kashmir Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly + taxi:  7​h 45​min
1
Gulmarg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Srinagar
— 4 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
3
Pahalgam
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  8​h
End: Chennai

2
nights
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 2nd (Fri): explore the activities along Ferozepur Nallah, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Church, then contemplate the waterfront views at Ningle Nallah, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Apharwat Peak. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Alpather Lake and then head outdoors with Gulmarg Backcountry.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Gulmarg tour builder tool .

Chennai to Gulmarg is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Chennai in August; daily highs in Gulmarg reach 31°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Srinagar.

Things to do in Gulmarg

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Apharwat Peak ©
Apharwat Peak
Ningle Nallah ©
Ningle Nallah
Alpather Lake ©
Alpather Lake

4
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: take in the dramatic natural features at Sonamarg, take in nature's colorful creations at Mughal Gardens, don't miss a visit to Shankaracharya Hill, and explore the ancient world of Pari Mahal.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Srinagar visit planning site .

Traveling by car from Gulmarg to Srinagar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Srinagar, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Pahalgam.

Things to do in Srinagar

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

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Pahalgam: Anantnag (Amarnath Cave & Martand Sun Temple) and Tarsar Lake (in Pulwama). The adventure continues: appreciate the views at Betaab Valley, take in the pleasant sights at Baisaran, and make a trip to Chandanwari.

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Take a bus from Srinagar to Pahalgam in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pahalgam

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Anantnag, Tarsar Lake, Baisaran
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Betaab Valley ©
Betaab Valley
Aru Valley ©
Aru Valley
Chandanwari ©
Chandanwari

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