13 days in Kashmir, Jammu & Ladakh Itinerary

13 days in Kashmir, Jammu & Ladakh Itinerary

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Srinagar
— 1 night
2
Patnitop
— 2 nights
3
Pahalgam
— 1 night
4
Leh
— 4 nights
5
Katra
— 3 nights

1
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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 2nd (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Durga Nag Temple, explore the activities along Nigeen Lake, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Ghanta Ghar, thendon't miss a visit to Shankaracharya Hill, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Srinagar sightseeing planner.

Pune to Srinagar is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. In May, daytime highs in Srinagar are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Patnitop.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Dal Lake ©
Dal Lake
Shankaracharya Hill ©
Shankaracharya Hill
Nigeen Lake ©
Nigeen Lake

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Patnitop

Patnitop ©
Once a vacation destination of royalty, Patnitop remains a popular holiday spot thanks to its cool weather, especially appreciated during hot summers.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): cruise along PatniTop Circular Road, hit the slopes at Nathatop, and then don't miss a visit to Chenani-Nashri Tunnel. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Tulip Garden At Sanasar and then make a trip to Naag Mandir.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Patnitop online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Srinagar to Patnitop takes 5.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Pahalgam.

Things to do in Patnitop

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Tulip Garden At Sanasar
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Nathatop ©
Nathatop
Naag Mandir ©
Naag Mandir
PatniTop Circular Road ©
PatniTop Circular Road

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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): appreciate the views at Aru Valley, appreciate the views at Betaab Valley, and then don't miss a visit to Chandanwari.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Pahalgam day trip planning website.

Drive from Patnitop to Pahalgam in 6 hours. In May in Pahalgam, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Pahalgam

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

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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.
Leh is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, don't miss a visit to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers, see the interesting displays at Hall of Fame, and appreciate the history behind Shey Monastery.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Leh trip builder website.

Getting from Pahalgam to Leh by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Katra.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame
Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers ©

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Vaishno Devi. Step out of Katra to go to Jammu City and see Ranbireshwar Temple, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nau Devi Temple, and make a trip to Bhairo Baba Temple.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Katra day trip planning site.

Getting from Leh to Katra by car takes about 17 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Katra

Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Ranbireshwar Temple
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Vaishno Devi ©
Vaishno Devi
Helicopter Tours
Ranbireshwar Temple ©
Ranbireshwar Temple

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