25 days in Jammu and Kashmir Itinerary

25 days in Jammu and Kashmir Itinerary

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25 days in Jammu and Kashmir Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  8 h
1
Leh
— 6 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Hunder
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 45 min
3
Alchi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Lamayuru
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h 45 min
5
Karsha
— 1 day
Drive:  7 h 15 min
6
Patnitop
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h
7
Pahalgam
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
8
Sonamarg
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
9
Srinagar
— 5 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

6
nights
Leh

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.
Get in touch with nature at Photography Tours and Zanskar the Virgin Valley. Explore hidden gems such as Likir Gompa and Matho Gompa. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Leh: Hemis (Hemis Monastery & Kloster Hemis) and Konigspalast von Shey (in Shey). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Stakna Monastery, explore the activities along Sindhu Ghat, steep yourself in history at Basgo gompa, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Spituk Monastery.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Leh route planner.

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Leh is an approximately 8- hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Hunder.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Ladakh, Hemis, Konigspalast von Shey
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Zanskar the Virgin Valley ©
Zanskar the Virgin Valley
Photography Tours
Sindhu Ghat ©
Sindhu Ghat

1
night
Hunder

Hunder ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hundur Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery), then take in the pleasant sights at Hunder Sand Dunes, and finally head outdoors with Wari La Pass.

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Getting from Leh to Hunder by car takes about 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Alchi.

Things to do in Hunder

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

Diskit, Hundur Monastery
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Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery) ©
Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery)
Wari La Pass ©
Wari La Pass
Hunder Sand Dunes ©
Hunder Sand Dunes

2
nights
Alchi

Alchi ©
Alchi is a village in the Leh district of Jammu and Kashmir, India. On the 18th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rizong Monastery and Jelichun Nunnery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Alchi Monastary.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Alchi trip app.

Getting from Hunder to Alchi by car takes about 6 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Tue) before leaving for Lamayuru.

Things to do in Alchi

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rizong Monastery and Jelichun Nunnery
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Alchi Monastary ©
Alchi Monastary

2
nights
Lamayuru

Lamayuru ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Lamayuru Gompa. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Lamayuru Monastery (Yuru Gompa).

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Lamayuru road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Alchi to Lamayuru takes 1.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Karsha.

Things to do in Lamayuru

Historic Sites
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Lamayuru Monastery (Yuru Gompa) ©
Lamayuru Monastery (Yuru Gompa)

1
day
Karsha

Karsha ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Karsha Gompa and then don't miss a visit to Stongdey Monastery.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Karsha day trip planning website.

Drive from Lamayuru to Karsha in 8 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Patnitop.

Things to do in Karsha

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Stongdey Monastery ©
Stongdey Monastery
Karsha Gompa ©
Karsha Gompa

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take a memorable drive along PatniTop Circular Road, head outdoors with Nathatop, then trek along Shiva Garh, and finally make a trip to Naag Mandir. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Chenani-Nashri Tunnel, admire the natural beauty at Tulip Garden At Sanasar, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Sanasar Lake.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Patnitop trip planner.

You can drive from Karsha to Patnitop in 17 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Pahalgam.

Things to do in Patnitop

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Tulip Garden At Sanasar
Highlights from your plan
Nathatop ©
Nathatop
PatniTop Circular Road ©
PatniTop Circular Road
Sanasar Lake ©
Sanasar Lake

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 discover tucked-away gems like Amarnath Cave and Amarnath Temple. Get in touch with nature at Sheshnag Lake and Dabyan Valley. Step out of Pahalgam to go to Anantnag and see Surya Temple at Martand, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Baisaran, explore the activities along Tulian Lake, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kashmir Valley, and appreciate the views at Betaab Valley.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Pahalgam day trip planner.

You can drive from Patnitop to Pahalgam in 6 hours. In May, daytime highs in Pahalgam are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sonamarg.

Things to do in Pahalgam

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Anantnag, Baisaran
Highlights from your plan
Amarnath Cave ©
Amarnath Cave
Amarnath Temple ©
Amarnath Temple
Sheshnag Lake ©
Sheshnag Lake

2
nights
Sonamarg

Sonamarg ©
Glacial peaks of the Himalayas are accessible via Sonamarg, a hill station with stunning views.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Thajiwas Glacier, then hit the slopes at Zero point, then cruise along Zojila Pass, and finally appreciate the views at Baltal Valley. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Vishansar Lake, contemplate the waterfront views at Gadsar Lake, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Satsar Lake.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sonamarg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pahalgam to Sonamarg takes 5 hours. May in Sonamarg sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can drive to Srinagar.

Things to do in Sonamarg

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Zero point
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Vishansar Lake ©
Vishansar Lake
Zojila Pass
Zojila Pass
Gadsar Lake ©
Gadsar Lake

5
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Outer Circle Walk. Explore hidden gems such as Yousmarg and Badamwari Garden. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Srinagar: Gulmarg (Gulmarg Golf Course & Off-Road Tours). There's much more to do: appreciate the views at Doodhpathri, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chatti Padshahi Gurudwara, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Botanical Gardens.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Srinagar driving holiday planner.

Getting from Sonamarg to Srinagar by car takes about 2.5 hours. May in Srinagar sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Srinagar

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Gulmarg
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Outer Circle Walk ©
Outer Circle Walk
Gulmarg Golf Course ©
Gulmarg Golf Course

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