23 days in Jammu and Kashmir Itinerary

23 days in Jammu and Kashmir Itinerary

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Train to New Delhi (NDLS), Fly to Srinagar
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Gulmarg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Srinagar
— 5 nights
Fly
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Leh
— 6 nights
Fly
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Pahalgam
— 2 nights
Drive
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Katra
— 3 nights
Drive
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Jammu City
— 4 nights
Fly to Gwalior, Train to Agra

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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.
Gulmarg is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the winter wonderland with Discover Gulmarg Adventures, get great views at Khilanmarg, tee off at Gulmarg Golf Course, and take in the awesome beauty at Apharwat Peak.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Gulmarg day trip site.

Agra to Gulmarg is an approximately 7-hour combination of train and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. When traveling from Agra in December, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Gulmarg: temperatures range from 8°C by day to -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Srinagar.

Things to do in Gulmarg

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

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Srinagar

Kashmiri Venice

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.
Srinagar is known for nature, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jama Masjid Mosque, explore the ancient world of Pari Mahal, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Srinagar trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Gulmarg to Srinagar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Srinagar can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Nature

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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.
Take a break from Leh with a short trip to Hemis Monastery in Hemis, about 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, don't miss a visit to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers, and admire the landmark architecture of Leh Royal Palace.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Leh day trip planner.

You can fly from Srinagar to Leh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Pahalgam.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites · Adventure · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): play a few rounds at Pahalgam Golf Course, appreciate the views at Betaab Valley, and then take in the pleasant sights at Baisaran. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Chandanwari and then admire the verdant scenery at Aru Valley.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Pahalgam attractions planner.

You can fly from Leh to Pahalgam in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Pahalgam are 8°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Katra.

Things to do in Pahalgam

Parks · Nature · Golf · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Katra: Kol Kandoli Mata Mandir (in Nagrota) and Udhampur (ISKCON Udhampur & Babore Temples). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Nau Devi Temple, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, make a trip to Bhairo Baba Temple, and steep yourself in history at Bhimgarh Fort.

Make your Katra itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Pahalgam to Katra by car takes about 7 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Jammu City.

Things to do in Katra

Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

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Jammu City

City of Temples

Standing on the banks of the Tawi River, Jammu City enjoys popularity as the winter capital of Kashmir.
Jammu City is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vaishno Devi Mandir, admire the natural beauty at Bagh-e-Bahu, indulge your senses at Maasharda Holidays Private Limited, and pause for some photo ops at Balidaan Stambh - War Memorial.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Jammu City trip planner.

Drive from Katra to Jammu City in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in December, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jammu City

Historic Sites · Parks · Nightlife · Shopping

Side Trip

Jammu and Kashmir travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Bodies of Water · Gardens
India's northernmost state, Jammu and Kashmir boasts many notable temples, yet the region's claim to fame remains its natural splendor. A tour of Jammu and Kashmir takes you across a mountainous landscape at the foothills of the Lesser Himalaya, with abundant skiing and hiking opportunities. Despite its natural appeal and a wealth of cultural attractions, this border area remains off most tourists' itineraries because of enduring tensions between India and Pakistan. The few foreign visitors who make it here usually head to Ladakh, a trekkers' paradise that's also considered one of northern India's safest places.