23 days in Jammu and Kashmir, Dalhousie & Mount Abu Itinerary

23 days in Jammu and Kashmir, Dalhousie & Mount Abu Itinerary

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23 days in Jammu and Kashmir, Dalhousie & Mount Abu Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
1
Pahalgam
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Kargil
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Lamayuru
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Diskit
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Leh
— 7 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h
6
Dalhousie
— 4 nights
+3
taxi + Fly + taxi + train:  9​h 15​min
7
Mount Abu
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Betaab Valley. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the verdant scenery at Kashmir Valley and then play a few rounds at Pahalgam Golf Course.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Pahalgam online journey builder .

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. Traveling from New Delhi in March, expect nights in Pahalgam to be little chillier, around 7°C, while days are cooler, around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kargil.

Things to do in Pahalgam

Outdoors Nature Parks
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Pahalgam Golf Course ©
Pahalgam Golf Course
Betaab Valley ©
Betaab Valley

2
nights
Kargil

Kargil ©
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): admire the striking features of Shargole Monastery, admire the landmark architecture of Sani Monastery, then take an in-depth tour of Munshi Aziz Bhat Museum of Central Asian and Kargil Trade Artifacts, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Nakpochu Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Hunderman village, then explore the activities along Karste River, then admire the verdant scenery at Suru Valley, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Phuktal Monastery.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kargil holiday maker tool .

You can drive from Pahalgam to Kargil in 8 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Lamayuru.

Things to do in Kargil

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Suru Valley ©
Suru Valley

1
night
Lamayuru

Lamayuru ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): cruise along Fotu La Pass and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lamayuru Gompa.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Lamayuru visit planning app .

You can drive from Kargil to Lamayuru in 2.5 hours. On the 2nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Diskit.

Things to do in Lamayuru

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trip

Fotu La Pass
Highlights from your plan
Lamayuru Gompa ©
Lamayuru Gompa

1
night
Diskit

Diskit ©
On the 3rd (Wed), head outdoors with Wari La Pass, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hundur Monastery, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery).

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Diskit online trip builder .

You can drive from Lamayuru to Diskit in 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time for travel to Leh.

Things to do in Diskit

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trip

Hundur Monastery
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Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery) ©
Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery)
Hundur Monastery
Hundur Monastery

7
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Alchi Monastary. Get in touch with nature at Photography Tours and Markha Valley. Get out of town with these interesting Leh side-trips: Hemis Monastery (in Hemis) and Monastero Tak Thok (in Sakti). Spend the 8th (Mon) among lush scenery at Zanskar the Virgin Valley. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Hall of Fame, take in the spiritual surroundings of Likir Gompa, and admire the striking features of Stakna Monastery.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Leh sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Diskit to Leh in 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Hemis Monastery, Alchi Monastary, Monastero Tak Thok
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Hemis Monastery ©
Hemis Monastery
Likir Gompa ©
Likir Gompa

4
nights
Dalhousie

Dalhousie ©
Set over a number of hills, the quiet town of Dalhousie was established by the British in the 19th century as a summer resort town.
Explore hidden gems such as Bhuri Singh Museum and Mukteshwar Temple. Popular historic sites such as Laxmi Narayan Temple and Vajreshwari Temple are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dalhousie: Sukrala Mata Temple (in Kathua), Pathankot (Kathgarh Temple & Shani Dev Mandir) and Khajjiar Lake (in Chamba). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Nurpur Fort, Himachal Pradesh, browse the different shops at Gandhi Chowk Shopping Plaza, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Raghunath Temple.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Dalhousie tour itinerary website .

Getting from Leh to Dalhousie by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mount Abu.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Chamba, Pathankot, Raghunath Temple, Nurpur Fort, Himachal Pradesh, Sukrala Mata Temple
Highlights from your plan
Laxmi Narayan Temple ©
Laxmi Narayan Temple
Nurpur Fort, Himachal Pradesh ©
Nurpur Fort, Himachal Pradesh
Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak

5
nights
Mount Abu

Mount Abu ©
A favorite place among locals to cool off and see some greenery, Mount Abu represents Rajasthan's only hill station.
Get in touch with nature at Shanti Shikhar and Gabbar Hill. Popular historic sites such as Shri Arasuri Ambaji Mata Devasthan and Dilwara Jain Temples are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mount Abu: Sirohi (Bheru Tarak Dham Jain Temple, Bamanvad Ji Temple, & more). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Adhar Devi Temple, see the interesting displays at Lucky's Celebrity Wax Museum, explore the activities along Nakki Lake, and identify plant and animal life at Trevors Tank.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Mount Abu trip planning website .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train from Dalhousie to Mount Abu in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Mount Abu

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Sirohi, Ambaji
Highlights from your plan
Dilwara Jain Temples ©
Dilwara Jain Temples
Shri Arasuri Ambaji Mata Devasthan ©
Shri Arasuri Ambaji Mata Devasthan
Adhar Devi Temple ©
Adhar Devi Temple

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