15 days in Jammu and Kashmir Itinerary

15 days in Jammu and Kashmir Itinerary

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15 days in Jammu and Kashmir Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly + Taxi:  6 h
1
Pahalgam
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
2
Kargil
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
3
Srinagar
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
4
Gulmarg
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6 h 30 min
5
Nubra Valley
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
6
Hemis
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Leh
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

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.
On the 15th (Thu), admire the verdant scenery at Aru Valley and then identify plant and animal life at Betaab Valley. Keep things going the next day: play a few rounds at Pahalgam Golf Course, don't miss a visit to Chandanwari, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Martand Sun Temple.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Pahalgam day trip planning site .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Pahalgam is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Srinagar.

Things to do in Pahalgam

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Martand Sun Temple
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Betaab Valley ©
Betaab Valley
Aru Valley ©
Aru Valley
Chandanwari ©
Chandanwari

3
nights
Kargil

Kargil ©
Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Rangdum Monastery, then admire the verdant scenery at Suru Valley, and then appreciate the history behind Drass War Memorial.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Kargil road trip planning website .

Drive from Pahalgam to Kargil in 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Srinagar.

Things to do in Kargil

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Suru Valley
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Suru Valley ©
Suru Valley
Dras War Memorial ©
Dras War Memorial
Shargole Monastery ©
Shargole Monastery

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hazratbal, then admire the natural beauty at Nishat Garden, then admire the natural beauty at Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden, and finally don't miss a visit to Shankaracharya Hill.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Srinagar sightseeing planning website .

Getting from Kargil to Srinagar by car takes about 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Gulmarg.

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
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 22nd (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Gulmarg Alpine Guides and then take in the awesome beauty at Apharwat Peak. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Rani Temple and then hit the slopes at Discover Gulmarg Adventures.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Gulmarg itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Srinagar to Gulmarg in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Gulmarg

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Gulmarg Alpine Guides ©
Gulmarg Alpine Guides
Discover Gulmarg Adventures ©
Discover Gulmarg Adventures
Apharwat Peak ©
Apharwat Peak

2
nights
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.
On the 24th (Sat), take in the awesome beauty at Yarab Tso Lake.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Nubra Valley route builder app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Gulmarg to Nubra Valley. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hemis.

Things to do in Nubra Valley

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nubra Valley
Highlights from your plan
Nubra Valley ©
Nubra Valley
Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery) ©
Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery)
Hunder Sand Dunes ©
Hunder Sand Dunes

1
day
Hemis

Hemis ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hemis Monastery and then take a memorable drive along Changla Pass.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Hemis road trip app .

Traveling by car from Nubra Valley to Hemis takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Hemis

Outdoors Scenic Drive Historic Sites

Side Trip

Changla Pass
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Changla Pass ©
Changla Pass
Hemis Monastery ©
Hemis Monastery

3
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 1st (Thu) among lush scenery at Zanskar the Virgin Valley. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, stop by De Pashmina Emporium, don't miss a visit to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers, and examine the collection at Hall of Fame.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Leh trip itinerary app .

Drive from Hemis to Leh in an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Leh

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame

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