13 days in Jammu & Dalhousie Itinerary

13 days in Jammu & Dalhousie Itinerary

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13 days in Jammu & Dalhousie Itinerary

Start: Lucknow
Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
1
Katra
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Patnitop
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Udhampur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Jammu City
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Dalhousie
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Lucknow

3
nights
Katra

Katra ©
Located at the foothills of the Trikuta Mountains, Katra serves as a base for the great pilgrimage to the cave shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi.
Take a break from Katra with a short trip to Kol Kandoli Mata Mandir in Nagrota, about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Shiv Khori Shrine, and don't miss a visit to Baba Dhansar.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Katra trip tool .

Lucknow to Katra is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Patnitop.

Things to do in Katra

Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Reasi District, Kol Kandoli Mata Mandir
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Vaishno Devi ©
Vaishno Devi
Helicopter Tours
Baba Dhansar ©
Baba Dhansar

2
nights
Patnitop

Patnitop ©
Once a vacation destination of royalty, Patnitop remains a popular holiday spot thanks to its cool weather, especially appreciated during hot summers.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): cruise along PatniTop Circular Road, fly down the slopes at Patni Top, and then don't miss a visit to Chenani-Nashri Tunnel. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Naag Mandir and then contemplate the waterfront views at Sanasar Lake.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Patnitop trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Katra to Patnitop in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Udhampur.

Things to do in Patnitop

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Nathatop ©
Nathatop
Naag Mandir ©
Naag Mandir
Sanasar Lake ©
Sanasar Lake

1
night
Udhampur

Udhampur ©
Udhampur is a city and a municipal council in Udhampur District in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Babore Temples, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Udhampur, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siar Baba, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kalika Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Krimchi Temples.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Udhampur day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Patnitop to Udhampur takes 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Jammu City.

Things to do in Udhampur

Historic Sites
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Krimchi Temples ©
Krimchi Temples
ISKCON Udhampur ©
ISKCON Udhampur

3
nights
Jammu City

Jammu City ©
Standing on the banks of the Tawi River, Jammu City enjoys popularity as the winter capital of Kashmir.
Go for a jaunt from Jammu City to Mansar to see Mansar Lake about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Bagh-e-Bahu, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ranbireshwar Temple, take a memorable drive along Leh–Manali Highway, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Bagh-e Bahu Aquarium.

To find out how to plan a trip to Jammu City, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Udhampur to Jammu City takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in January, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Jammu City

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Mansar Lake
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Bagh-e-Bahu ©
Bagh-e-Bahu
Mantalai Temple ©
Mantalai Temple
Balidaan Stambh - War Memorial ©
Balidaan Stambh - War Memorial

3
nights
Dalhousie

Dalhousie ©
Set over a number of hills, the quiet town of Dalhousie was established by the British in the 19th century as a summer resort town.
Change things up with these side-trips from Dalhousie: Khajji Nag Temple (in Khajjiar) and Chamba (Khajjiar Lake & Bhalei Mata Temple). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Dainkund Peak, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Church, identify plant and animal life at Panjpulla, and browse the different shops at Gandhi Chowk Shopping Plaza.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Dalhousie itinerary maker app .

Drive from Jammu City to Dalhousie in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chamba, Khajji Nag Temple
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Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Khajjiar Lake ©
Khajjiar Lake
Chamera Lake ©
Chamera Lake

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