12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Leh
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  2​h
2
Gulmarg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Srinagar
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Pulwama District
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Anantnag
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Jammu City
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Patnitop
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 30​min
8
Kargil
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
9
Sonmarg
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
10
Sonamarg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
11
Pahalgam
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Donkey Sanctuary.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Leh trip itinerary planner.

Mumbai to Leh is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Gulmarg.

Things to do in Leh

Parks Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kyagar Tso ©
Kyagar Tso
River Rafting & Tubing
De Pashmina Emporium ©
De Pashmina Emporium

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 18th (Mon): get great views at Khilanmarg, play a few rounds at Gulmarg Golf Course, and then take in the awesome beauty at Apharwat Peak.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Gulmarg driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Leh to Gulmarg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, daytime highs in Gulmarg are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Srinagar.

Things to do in Gulmarg

Golf Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Khilanmarg
Highlights from your plan
Gulmarg Golf Course ©
Gulmarg Golf Course
Apharwat Peak ©
Apharwat Peak
Khilanmarg ©
Khilanmarg

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Mughal Gardens, then admire the natural beauty at Shalimar Bagh, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hazratbal, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jama Masjid Mosque.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Srinagar itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Gulmarg to Srinagar takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in March, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Pulwama District.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Shalimar Bagh ©
Shalimar Bagh
Shalimar Bagh Mughal Garden ©
Shalimar Bagh Mughal Garden
Hazratbal ©
Hazratbal

1
night
Pulwama District

Pulwama District ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Avantiswami Temple, then explore the activities along Marsar Lake, and then explore the activities along Tarsar Lake.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Pulwama District trip builder website .

Drive from Srinagar to Pulwama District in an hour. March in Pulwama District sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Anantnag.

Things to do in Pulwama District

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tarsar Lake ©
Tarsar Lake
Avantiswami Temple ©
Avantiswami Temple
Marsar Lake ©
Marsar 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 21st (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Amarnath Cave.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Anantnag trip planner .

You can drive from Pulwama District to Anantnag in 1.5 hours. In March in Anantnag, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Jammu City.

Things to do in Anantnag

Nature Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Amarnath Cave ©
Amarnath Cave

1
day
Jammu City

Jammu City ©
Standing on the banks of the Tawi River, Jammu City enjoys popularity as the winter capital of Kashmir.
On the 22nd (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Shahdara Sharief, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kloster Hemis, explore the striking landscape at Moore Plains, then don't miss a visit to Peer Baba Dargah, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Bagh-e-Bahu.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Jammu City trip planning website .

Drive from Anantnag to Jammu City in 7 hours. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Anantnag in March: highs in Jammu City hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Patnitop.

Things to do in Jammu City

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Kloster Hemis, Shahdara Sharief, Moore Plains
Highlights from your plan
Bagh-e-Bahu ©
Bagh-e-Bahu
Moore Plains ©
Moore Plains
Kloster Hemis ©
Kloster Hemis

1
night
Patnitop

Patnitop ©
Once a vacation destination of royalty, Patnitop remains a popular holiday spot thanks to its cool weather, especially appreciated during hot summers.
On the 23rd (Sat), explore the activities along Sanasar Lake, then get great views at Patni Top, and then get outside with PatniTop Circular Road.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Patnitop online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Jammu City to Patnitop takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kargil.

Things to do in Patnitop

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Nathatop ©
Nathatop
Sanasar Lake ©
Sanasar Lake

1
day
Kargil

Kargil ©
On the 24th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Phuktal Monastery, then admire the verdant scenery at Suru Valley, and then appreciate the history behind Drass War Memorial.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kargil holiday planner.

You can drive from Patnitop to Kargil in 11.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sonmarg.

Things to do in Kargil

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Suru Valley
Highlights from your plan
Suru Valley ©
Suru Valley
Dras War Memorial ©
Dras War Memorial

1
night
Sonmarg

Sonmarg
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): fly down the slopes at Zero point.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Sonmarg itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Kargil to Sonmarg by car takes about 3.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Sonmarg are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Sonamarg.

Things to do in Sonmarg

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

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night
Sonamarg

Sonamarg
Glacial peaks of the Himalayas are accessible via Sonamarg, a hill station with stunning views.
On the 26th (Tue), take a memorable drive along Zojila Pass, take in the dramatic natural features at Thajiwas Glacier, then get great views at Satsaran Pass, and finally get great views at Nichinai Pass.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sonamarg online attractions planner .

Sonamarg is very close to Sonmarg. March in Sonamarg sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Pahalgam.

Things to do in Sonamarg

Nature Parks Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Zojila Pass
Zojila Pass

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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 27th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Betaab Valley and then play a few rounds at Pahalgam Golf Course.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Pahalgam trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Sonamarg to Pahalgam takes 5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Pahalgam are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pahalgam

Golf Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Pahalgam Golf Course ©
Pahalgam Golf Course
Betaab Valley ©
Betaab Valley

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