12 days in Leh, Srinagar & Gulmarg Itinerary

12 days in Leh, Srinagar & Gulmarg Itinerary

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12 days in Leh, Srinagar & Gulmarg Itinerary

Start: Leh
1
Leh
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Srinagar
— 2 nights
3
Srinagar
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Gulmarg
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h
End: Leh

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Magnetic Hill and Tanglang La. Spend the 11th (Wed) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiksey Monastery, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, examine the collection at Hall of Fame, and don't miss a visit to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Leh itinerary maker website .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Leh. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Srinagar.

Things to do in Leh

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Magnetic Hill ©
Magnetic Hill
River Rafting & Tubing

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jama Masjid Mosque and then take in the dramatic natural features at Sonamarg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Nigeen Lake and then explore the activities along Dal Lake.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Srinagar visit website .

Traveling by flight from Leh to Srinagar takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Srinagar.

Things to do in Srinagar

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Dal Lake ©
Dal Lake
Sonamarg ©
Sonamarg
Nigeen Lake ©
Nigeen Lake

2
nights
Srinagar

Srinagar ©
On the 15th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Chashme Shahi Gardens, then explore the ancient world of Pari Mahal, then make a trip to Shankaracharya Hill, and finally make a trip to Ghanta Ghar. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Mughal Gardens, admire the natural beauty at Nishat Garden, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hazratbal, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Durga Nag Temple.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Srinagar trip builder site .

Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Gulmarg.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Chashme Shahi Gardens ©
Chashme Shahi Gardens
Shankaracharya Hill ©
Shankaracharya Hill
Nishat Garden ©
Nishat Garden

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Baba Reshi Shrine, explore the activities along Ningle Nallah, and then hike along Outer Circle Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): play a few rounds at Gulmarg Golf Course and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Apharwat Peak.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Gulmarg trip planner .

You can drive from Srinagar to Gulmarg in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September in Gulmarg, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gulmarg

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Outer Circle Walk ©
Outer Circle Walk
Apharwat Peak ©
Apharwat Peak
Gulmarg Golf Course ©
Gulmarg Golf Course

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