18 days in Kashmir Itinerary

18 days in Kashmir Itinerary

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18 days in Kashmir Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly:  2​h 30​min
1
Srinagar
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Gulmarg
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Sonamarg
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Pulwama
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Pahalgam
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Verinag
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h
End: Ahmedabad

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.
You've now added Yousmarg to your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Pari Mahal and Durga Nag Temple. Get outdoors at Sonamarg and Nigeen Lake. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake, make a trip to Shankaracharya Hill, take in nature's colorful creations at Chashme Shahi Gardens, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Pathar Masjid.

To find ratings and other tourist information, you can read our Srinagar holiday app .

Ahmedabad to Srinagar is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and taxi; or take a bus. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Ahmedabad in December; daily highs in Srinagar reach 8°C and lows reach -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Gulmarg.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Doodhpathri
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Pari Mahal ©
Pari Mahal
Sonamarg ©
Sonamarg
Dal Lake ©
Dal Lake

3
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.
You've now added Khilanmarg to your itinerary. St Mary's Church and Baba Reshi Shrine are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Gulmarg Golf Course and Gulmarg Backcountry. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Apharwat Peak, contemplate the waterfront views at Alpather Lake, admire the landmark architecture of Imambara Goom, and hike along Outer Circle Walk.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Gulmarg road trip app .

You can drive from Srinagar to Gulmarg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Gulmarg are 8°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Sonamarg.

Things to do in Gulmarg

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Khilanmarg
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Gulmarg Golf Course ©
Gulmarg Golf Course
Apharwat Peak ©
Apharwat Peak
Gulmarg Backcountry ©
Gulmarg Backcountry

3
nights
Sonamarg

Sonamarg ©
Glacial peaks of the Himalayas are accessible via Sonamarg, a hill station with stunning views.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Amarnath Temple and Amarnath Cave. Step out of the city life by going to Zero point and Thajiwas Glacier. There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Zojila Pass and take some stellar pictures from Satsaran Pass.

To find photos and more tourist information, go to the Sonamarg tour itinerary site .

You can drive from Gulmarg to Sonamarg in 3.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Sonamarg can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Pulwama.

Things to do in Sonamarg

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Side Trips

Anantnag, Zero point
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Amarnath Cave ©
Amarnath Cave
Zojila Pass
Zojila Pass
Thajiwas Glacier ©
Thajiwas Glacier

1
day
Pulwama

Pulwama ©
Pulwama is a town and a notified area committee in Pulwama district in the Jammu and Kashmir. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Jama Masjid Shopian, then take in the dramatic scenery at Aharbal Waterfall, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Avantishwar Temple.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Pulwama online trip planner .

Drive from Sonamarg to Pulwama in 4 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Pahalgam.

Things to do in Pulwama

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Aharbal Waterfall ©
Aharbal Waterfall

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.
Visiting Betaab Valley and Aru Valley will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Martand Sun Temple and Mamal Temple. There's much more to do: play a few rounds at Pahalgam Golf Course, don't miss a visit to Chandanwari, and take in the pleasant sights at Baisaran.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Pahalgam tour site .

Traveling by car from Pulwama to Pahalgam takes 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Pahalgam are 8°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Verinag.

Things to do in Pahalgam

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Martand Sun Temple, Baisaran
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Betaab Valley ©
Betaab Valley
Aru Valley ©
Aru Valley
Martand Sun Temple ©
Martand Sun Temple

2
nights
Verinag

Verinag ©
On the 31st (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Mughal Garden and then admire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden Kokernag.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Verinag trip planner .

You can drive from Pahalgam to Verinag in 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Verinag can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. On the 1st (Wed), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Verinag

Parks

Side Trip

Botanical Garden Kokernag
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Botanical Garden Kokernag ©
Botanical Garden Kokernag

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