13 days in Jammu and Kashmir Itinerary

13 days in Jammu and Kashmir Itinerary

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13 days in Jammu and Kashmir Itinerary

Start: Pune
1
Srinagar
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Pahalgam
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Katra
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
4
Nubra Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Alchi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Leh
— 5 nights
End: Pune

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): explore the activities along Dal Lake. On the next day, explore the activities along Nigeen Lake, take in nature's colorful creations at Mughal Gardens, then admire the natural beauty at Nishat Garden, and finally make a trip to Shankaracharya Hill.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Srinagar online itinerary planner .

Pune to Srinagar is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In May in Srinagar, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Pahalgam.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Dal Lake ©
Dal Lake
Shankaracharya Hill ©
Shankaracharya Hill
Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden ©
Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Chandanwari, then admire the verdant scenery at Aru Valley, and then appreciate the views at Betaab Valley.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Pahalgam day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Srinagar to Pahalgam takes 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Katra.

Things to do in Pahalgam

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Betaab Valley ©
Betaab Valley
Aru Valley ©
Aru Valley
Chandanwari ©
Chandanwari

1
night
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.
To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Katra online journey planner .

Getting from Pahalgam to Katra by car takes about 6.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Nubra Valley.

Things to do in Katra

Tours Historic Sites

1
night
Nubra Valley

Nubra Valley ©
A trip to Nubra Valley must be planned in advance due to the area's weather extremes, which include freezing winters.
For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Nubra Valley vacation builder .

Explore your travel options from Katra to Nubra Valley with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Alchi.

Things to do in Nubra Valley

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nubra Valley
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Nubra Valley ©
Nubra Valley
Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery) ©
Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery)

1
night
Alchi

Alchi ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alchi Monastary.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Alchi trip maker website .

Getting from Nubra Valley to Alchi by car takes about 5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Fri) before leaving for Leh.

Things to do in Alchi

Historic Sites
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Alchi Monastary ©
Alchi Monastary

5
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.
Spend the 15th (Tue) among lush scenery at Zanskar the Virgin Valley. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Pangong Tso, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurdwara Pathar Sahib, see the interesting displays at Hall of Fame, and don't miss a visit to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Leh route maker .

You can drive from Alchi to Leh in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Leh

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Pangong Tso ©
Pangong Tso
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame

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