18 days in Kashmir Itinerary

18 days in Kashmir Itinerary

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18 days in Kashmir Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
1
Pahalgam
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
2
Srinagar
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Sonamarg
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Gulmarg
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h
End: New Delhi

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pahalgam Golf Course and Martand Sun Temple. Step out of the city life by going to Betaab Valley and Tulian Lake. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Sheshnag Lake, appreciate the views at Kashmir Valley, take in the pleasant sights at Baisaran, and don't miss a visit to Chandanwari.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Pahalgam travel route planner .

New Delhi to Pahalgam is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. While traveling from New Delhi, expect much colder days and little chillier nights in Pahalgam, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Srinagar.

Things to do in Pahalgam

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Martand Sun Temple, Baisaran
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Betaab Valley ©
Betaab Valley
Martand Sun Temple ©
Martand Sun Temple
Pahalgam Golf Course ©
Pahalgam Golf Course

8
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 some cultural insight at Khir Bhawani Temple and Jama Masjid Mosque. Get outdoors at Doodhpathri and Dal Lake. There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Yousmarg, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shah-e-Hamdan, don't miss a visit to Shankaracharya Hill, and take in nature's colorful creations at Nishat Garden.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Srinagar trip planner .

You can take a bus from Pahalgam to Srinagar in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In June, daytime highs in Srinagar are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Sonamarg.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Doodhpathri
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Doodhpathri ©
Doodhpathri
Khir Bhawani Temple ©
Khir Bhawani Temple
Sonamarg ©
Sonamarg

3
nights
Sonamarg

Sonamarg ©
Glacial peaks of the Himalayas are accessible via Sonamarg, a hill station with stunning views.
Visiting Amarnath Cave and Thajiwas Glacier will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Zojila Pass and Nichinai Pass. When in Sonamarg, make a side trip to see Amarnath Temple in Anantnag, approximately 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Gangabal Lake and take some stellar pictures from Satsaran Pass.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Sonamarg vacation builder app .

Getting from Srinagar to Sonamarg by car takes about 2.5 hours. In June in Sonamarg, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Gulmarg.

Things to do in Sonamarg

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Anantnag
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Amarnath Cave ©
Amarnath Cave
Zojila Pass
Zojila Pass
Gangabal Lake ©
Gangabal 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Gulmarg Golf Course and Alpather Lake. Step off the beaten path and head to Outer Circle Walk and Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Apharwat Peak, contemplate the waterfront views at Ningle Nallah, take in the spiritual surroundings of Baba Reshi Shrine, and take some stellar pictures from Khilanmarg.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Gulmarg travel route site .

Drive from Sonamarg to Gulmarg in 3.5 hours. June in Gulmarg sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gulmarg

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Khilanmarg
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Apharwat Peak ©
Apharwat Peak
Outer Circle Walk ©
Outer Circle Walk
Gulmarg Golf Course ©
Gulmarg Golf Course

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