12 days in Jammu and Kashmir Itinerary

12 days in Jammu and Kashmir Itinerary

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12 days in Jammu and Kashmir Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Srinagar
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Gulmarg
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h
3
Leh
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
4
Pahalgam
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

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: explore the activities along Dal Lake, delve into the distant past at Pari Mahal, take in nature's colorful creations at Mughal Gardens, and make a trip to Shankaracharya Hill.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Srinagar trip itinerary planning site .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Srinagar is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, Srinagar is a bit cooler than Kolkata (Calcutta) - with highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Gulmarg.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Dal Lake ©
Dal Lake
Shankaracharya Hill ©
Shankaracharya Hill
Sonamarg ©
Sonamarg

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.
On the 24th (Mon), get outside with Gulmarg Backcountry, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Church, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Apharwat Peak.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Gulmarg tour itinerary tool .

Drive from Srinagar to Gulmarg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Gulmarg, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Gulmarg

Outdoors Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Apharwat Peak ©
Apharwat Peak
St Mary's Church ©
St Mary's Church

4
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.
You've now added Pangong Tso to your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Leh to Alchi to see Alchi Monastary about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, take in the dramatic natural features at Magnetic Hill, examine the collection at Hall of Fame, and make a trip to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Leh online trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Gulmarg to Leh in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Pahalgam.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Tours Nature

Side Trip

Alchi Monastary
Highlights from your plan
Pangong Tso ©
Pangong Tso
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame

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.
On the 29th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Chandanwari, appreciate the views at Betaab Valley, and then admire the verdant scenery at Aru Valley. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Tulian Lake and then take in the pleasant sights at Baisaran.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Pahalgam trip site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Leh to Pahalgam in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In June in Pahalgam, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pahalgam

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Baisaran
Highlights from your plan
Betaab Valley ©
Betaab Valley
Aru Valley ©
Aru Valley
Chandanwari ©
Chandanwari

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