11 days in Kashmir Itinerary

11 days in Kashmir Itinerary

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11 days in Kashmir Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  4​h
1
Gulmarg
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Srinagar
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Anantnag
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Pahalgam
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

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.
Get some cultural insight at St Mary's Church and Imambara Goom. Visiting Gulmarg Golf Course and Apharwat Peak will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: get outside with Gulmarg Backcountry, take in the spiritual surroundings of Baba Reshi Shrine, hike along Outer Circle Walk, and explore the activities along Ningle Nallah.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Gulmarg route planner.

New Delhi to Gulmarg is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Traveling from New Delhi in October, expect nights in Gulmarg to be a bit cooler, around 11°C, while days are cooler, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Srinagar.

Things to do in Gulmarg

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Gulmarg Golf Course ©
Gulmarg Golf Course
Apharwat Peak ©
Apharwat Peak
Gulmarg Backcountry ©
Gulmarg Backcountry

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.
Pari Mahal and Jama Masjid Mosque are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Sonamarg and Dal Lake. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Nigeen Lake, don't miss a visit to Shankaracharya Hill, take in nature's colorful creations at Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Hazratbal.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Srinagar trip planning tool .

Getting from Gulmarg to Srinagar by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Anantnag.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Pari Mahal ©
Pari Mahal
Sonamarg ©
Sonamarg
Dal Lake ©
Dal Lake

1
night
Anantnag

Anantnag ©
Anantnag /ə'nʌntna:g/ or /-nɑːg/ ; ''; "Countless springs") is a city and a municipality, capital of the Anantnag district in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.EtymologyThe name Anantnag is derived from the Sanskrit term NH 44 (former name NH 1A before renumbering of all national highways)(India)|NH 44renumbering]] (former name NH 1A before renumbering of all national highways). Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Surya Temple at Martand, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kherbawani Asthapan, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mattan Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Martand Sun Temple.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Anantnag visit planner .

Traveling by car from Srinagar to Anantnag takes 2 hours. In October in Anantnag, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Pahalgam.

Things to do in Anantnag

Historic Sites
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Martand Sun Temple ©
Martand Sun Temple

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.
On the 23rd (Wed), tee off at Pahalgam Golf Course and then identify plant and animal life at Betaab Valley. On the next day, admire the verdant scenery at Aru Valley, then explore the activities along Tulian Lake, and then appreciate the views at Kashmir Valley.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Pahalgam road trip website .

You can drive from Anantnag to Pahalgam in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Pahalgam

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Betaab Valley ©
Betaab Valley
Aru Valley ©
Aru Valley
Pahalgam Golf Course ©
Pahalgam Golf Course

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