17 days in Srinagar, Jammu & New Delhi Itinerary

17 days in Srinagar, Jammu & New Delhi Itinerary

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17 days in Srinagar, Jammu & New Delhi Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Srinagar
— 6 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
2
Patnitop
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Katra
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h
4
New Delhi
— 7 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Dubai

6
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Apharwat Peak and Walking tours. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Sinthan Top, admire the natural beauty at Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Botanical Gardens, take a memorable drive along Yousmarg, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Jama Masjid Mosque.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Srinagar trip planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Srinagar is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Srinagar is 1 hour. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Dubai in August, with highs in Srinagar at 31°C and lows at 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Patnitop.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Apharwat Peak
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Apharwat Peak ©
Apharwat Peak
Sinthan Top ©
Sinthan Top
Nigeen Lake ©
Nigeen Lake

1
night
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 2nd (Mon): make a trip to Chenani-Nashri Tunnel, then head outdoors with PatniTop Circular Road, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Patni Top.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Patnitop trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Srinagar to Patnitop takes 6 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Katra.

Things to do in Patnitop

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive
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Nathatop ©
Nathatop

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 3rd (Tue): see the world from above with a helicopter tour and then don't miss a visit to Kol Kandoli Mata Mandir. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhairo Baba Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vaishno Devi, steep yourself in history at Bhimgarh Fort, then make a trip to Baba Dhansar, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Nau Devi Temple.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Katra trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Patnitop to Katra takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Katra

Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Baba Dhansar, Bhimgarh Fort, Kol Kandoli Mata Mandir
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Bhairo Baba Temple ©
Bhairo Baba Temple
Helicopter Tours
Vaishno Devi ©
Vaishno Devi

7
nights
New Delhi

New Delhi ©
Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Walking tours and Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib. Get out of town with these interesting New Delhi side-trips: Gurugram (Gurgaon) (Sai Ka Angan Temple & DLF Cyber Hub). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Humayun's Tomb, enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar, take a stroll through Hauz Khas Village, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the New Delhi online route planner .

Explore your travel options from Katra to New Delhi with the Route module. In September, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trip

Gurugram (Gurgaon)
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Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Walking tours
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb

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