32 days in Jammu and Kashmir Itinerary

32 days in Jammu and Kashmir Itinerary

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32 days in Jammu and Kashmir Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  2​h 45​min
1
Leh
— 8 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Hunder
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Alchi
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Kargil
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Sonamarg
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Gulmarg
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Srinagar
— 7 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
8
Pahalgam
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

8
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.
When in Leh, make a side trip to see Hemis Monastery in Hemis, approximately 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, admire the striking features of Leh Royal Palace, make a trip to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers, and take in the dramatic natural features at Magnetic Hill.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Leh trip itinerary builder .

New Delhi to Leh is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Hunder.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Khardung La, Hemis Monastery
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Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame

2
nights
Hunder

Hunder ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): go for a walk through Hunder Sand Dunes, take in the spiritual surroundings of Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery), then get outside with Wari La Pass, and finally admire nature's extreme beauty at Nubhra Valley. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hundur Monastery, then admire the verdant scenery at Nubra Valley, and then explore the activities along Yarab Tso Lake.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Hunder journey planning tool .

Traveling by car from Leh to Hunder takes 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Alchi.

Things to do in Hunder

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Diskit, Hundur Monastery, Yarab Tso Lake, Nubra Valley
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Nubra Valley ©
Nubra Valley
Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery) ©
Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery)
Hunder Sand Dunes ©
Hunder Sand Dunes

1
night
Alchi

Alchi ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alchi Monastary.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Alchi online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Hunder to Alchi by car takes about 6 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Kargil.

Things to do in Alchi

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alchi Monastary ©
Alchi Monastary

4
nights
Kargil

Kargil ©
Kargil is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Lamayuru Monastery (Yuru Gompa), admire the landmark architecture of Sani Monastery, don't miss a visit to Hunderman village, and take an in-depth tour of Munshi Aziz Bhat Museum of Central Asian and Kargil Trade Artifacts.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, use the Kargil online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Alchi to Kargil by car takes about 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Sonamarg.

Things to do in Kargil

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Lamayuru Monastery (Yuru Gompa) ©
Lamayuru Monastery (Yuru Gompa)
Dras War Memorial ©
Dras War Memorial
Shargole Monastery ©
Shargole Monastery

3
nights
Sonamarg

Sonamarg ©
Glacial peaks of the Himalayas are accessible via Sonamarg, a hill station with stunning views.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sonamarg: Tarsar Lake (in Pulwama) and Amarnath Cave (in Anantnag). And it doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Zojila Pass, contemplate the waterfront views at Gadsar Lake, and take some stellar pictures from Nichinai Pass.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sonamarg online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kargil to Sonamarg takes 4 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Gulmarg.

Things to do in Sonamarg

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Tarsar Lake, Amarnath Cave
Highlights from your plan
Gangabal Lake ©
Gangabal Lake
Zojila Pass
Zojila Pass
Amarnath Cave ©
Amarnath Cave

4
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.
Gulmarg is known for nature, trails, historic sites, golf, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Apharwat Peak, pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at Outer Circle Walk, and explore the activities along Alpather Lake.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Gulmarg attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Sonamarg to Gulmarg takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can drive to Srinagar.

Things to do in Gulmarg

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Khilanmarg
Highlights from your plan
Apharwat Peak ©
Apharwat Peak
Ningle Nallah ©
Ningle Nallah
Alpather Lake ©
Alpather Lake

7
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.
Srinagar is known for nature, parks, historic sites, scenic drive, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Dal Lake, admire the natural beauty at Shalimar Bagh, explore the ancient world of Pari Mahal, and take in the dramatic natural features at Sonamarg.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Srinagar trip maker tool .

You can drive from Gulmarg to Srinagar in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Pahalgam.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Doodhpathri
Highlights from your plan
Dal Lake ©
Dal Lake
Shankaracharya Hill ©
Shankaracharya Hill
Sonamarg ©
Sonamarg

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Tulian Lake, delve into the lush surroundings at Kashmir Valley, and then go for a walk through Baisaran. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the views at Aru Valley, then admire the verdant scenery at Betaab Valley, and then don't miss a visit to Chandanwari.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Pahalgam tour planner .

Getting from Srinagar to Pahalgam by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pahalgam

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Baisaran
Highlights from your plan
Betaab Valley ©
Betaab Valley
Aru Valley ©
Aru Valley
Chandanwari ©
Chandanwari

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