14 days in Kashmir Itinerary

14 days in Kashmir Itinerary

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14 days in Kashmir Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
+3
train + subway + bus + Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Srinagar
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Gulmarg
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Sonamarg
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Pahalgam
— 3 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Philadelphia

5
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.
Get in touch with nature at Doodhpathri and Dal Lake. Explore hidden gems such as Khir Bhawani Temple and Walking tours. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Sonamarg, take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid of Akhund Mullah, don't miss a visit to Challi Point, and delve into the distant past at Pari Mahal.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Srinagar holiday planner .

Philadelphia, USA to Srinagar is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of train, subway, bus, and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Srinagar due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Philadelphia in July: high temperatures in Srinagar hover around 83°F and lows are around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Gulmarg.

Things to do in Srinagar

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Side Trip

Doodhpathri
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Doodhpathri ©
Doodhpathri
Sonamarg ©
Sonamarg
Dal Lake ©
Dal Lake

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 7th (Sun), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Apharwat Peak, pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Church, and then head outdoors with Gulmarg Backcountry. Keep things going the next day: play a few rounds at Gulmarg Golf Course and then trek along Outer Circle Walk.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Gulmarg itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Srinagar to Gulmarg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Gulmarg can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sonamarg.

Things to do in Gulmarg

Outdoors Parks Golf
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Gulmarg Golf Course ©
Gulmarg Golf Course
Outer Circle Walk ©
Outer Circle Walk
Apharwat Peak ©
Apharwat Peak

1
night
Sonamarg

Sonamarg
Glacial peaks of the Himalayas are accessible via Sonamarg, a hill station with stunning views.
On the 9th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Thajiwas Glacier, then get great views at Satsaran Pass, and then cruise along Zojila Pass.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sonamarg trip tool .

Traveling by car from Gulmarg to Sonamarg takes 3.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Sonamarg are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Pahalgam.

Things to do in Sonamarg

Outdoors Nature Parks
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Zojila Pass
Zojila Pass
Thajiwas Glacier ©
Thajiwas Glacier

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Betaab Valley and then Head underground at Amarnath Cave. On the next day, appreciate the views at Aru Valley, tee off at Pahalgam Golf Course, and then make a trip to Chandanwari.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Pahalgam route planning tool .

You can drive from Sonamarg to Pahalgam in 5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Pahalgam are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Pahalgam

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Amarnath Cave
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Amarnath Cave ©
Amarnath Cave
Pahalgam Golf Course ©
Pahalgam Golf Course
Betaab Valley ©
Betaab Valley

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