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: Jammu City
Drive:  2​h
1
Katra
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Patnitop
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Pahalgam
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Srinagar
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Gulmarg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
End: Srinagar

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Baba Dhansar. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Nau Devi Temple and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vaishno Devi.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Katra planner .

Jammu City to Katra is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Thu) before leaving for Patnitop.

Things to do in Katra

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Deva Mayi Maa Temple, 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 19th (Thu): cruise along PatniTop Circular Road. Here are some ideas for day two: fly down the slopes at Nathatop and then explore the activities along Sanasar Lake.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Patnitop day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Katra to Patnitop takes 2 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Sat) before leaving for Pahalgam.

Things to do in Patnitop

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Patni Top ©
Patni Top
Sanasar Lake ©
Sanasar Lake
Shool Panishwar Sudh Mahadev Temple ©

3
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.
Pahalgam is known for nature, golf, historic sites, adventure, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the views at Betaab Valley, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mamal Temple, explore the activities along Tulian Lake, and tee off at Pahalgam Golf Course.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Pahalgam trip planner .

You can drive from Patnitop to Pahalgam in 4.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Srinagar.

Things to do in Pahalgam

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Betaab Valley ©
Betaab Valley
Aru Valley ©
Aru Valley
Chandanwari ©
Chandanwari

3
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 24th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Durga Nag Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Hari Parbat, then explore the activities along Dal Lake, and then make a trip to Shankaracharya Hill.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Srinagar visit planner.

Getting from Pahalgam to Srinagar by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Srinagar are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Fri) before leaving for Gulmarg.

Things to do in Srinagar

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

2
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.
On the 27th (Fri), hit the slopes at Gulmarg Alpine Guides. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Rani Temple, then fly down the slopes at Discover Gulmarg, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baba Reshi Shrine.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Gulmarg tour builder site .

Traveling by car from Srinagar to Gulmarg takes an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Gulmarg can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Gulmarg

Parks Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Apharwat Peak ©
Apharwat Peak
Gulmarg Alpine Guides ©
Gulmarg Alpine Guides
Baba Reshi Shrine ©
Baba Reshi Shrine

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