36 days in Jammu and Kashmir Itinerary

36 days in Jammu and Kashmir Itinerary

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Fly to Leh Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport, Drive to Alchi
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Alchi
— 1 night
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Leh
— 8 nights
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Gulmarg
— 4 nights
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Srinagar
— 8 nights
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Pahalgam
— 3 nights
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Patnitop
— 2 nights
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Katra
— 4 nights
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Jammu City
— 5 nights
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Alchi

Alchi is a village in the Leh district of Jammu and Kashmir, India. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rizong Monastery and Jelichun Nunnery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Likir Gompa, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Alchi Monastery.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Alchi road trip tool.

Pune to Alchi is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Leh.

Things to do in Alchi

Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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 much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiksey Monastery, surround yourself with nature on Kamzang Journeys, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and admire the striking features of Leh Royal Palace.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Leh travel planning tool.

You can drive from Alchi to Leh in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Gulmarg.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

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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 Discover Gulmarg Adventures, explore the activities along Ningle Nallah, indulge in some personalized pampering at The Khyber Spa by L'Occitane, and take some stellar pictures from Khilanmarg.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Gulmarg online holiday maker.

You can fly from Leh to Gulmarg in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Srinagar.

Things to do in Gulmarg

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

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, take in nature's colorful creations at Nishat Garden, take in the dramatic natural features at Sonamarg, and delve into the distant past at Pari Mahal.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Srinagar day trip app.

Traveling by car from Gulmarg to Srinagar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Pahalgam.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Tours

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Pahalgam to Anantnag to see Amarnath Temple about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Betaab Valley, take in the pleasant sights at Baisaran, play a few rounds at Pahalgam Golf Course, and admire the verdant scenery at Aru Valley.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Pahalgam trip planner.

You can drive from Srinagar to Pahalgam in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. December in Pahalgam sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Patnitop.

Things to do in Pahalgam

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Patnitop

Once a vacation destination of royalty, Patnitop remains a popular holiday spot thanks to its cool weather, especially appreciated during hot summers.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): get some jogging in at PatniTop Circular Road and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shool Panishwar Sudh Mahadev Temple. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Sanasar Lake, then take some stellar pictures from Nathatop, and then don't miss a visit to Chenani-Nashri Tunnel.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Patnitop vacation maker tool.

Traveling by car from Pahalgam to Patnitop takes 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Katra.

Things to do in Patnitop

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Wildlife

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kol Kandoli Mata Mandir (in Nagrota) and Udhampur (ISKCON Udhampur & Babore Temples). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Nau Devi Temple, contemplate the long history of Bhimgarh Fort, don't miss a visit to Bhairo Baba Temple, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Katra online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Patnitop to Katra takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can 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, indulge your senses at Maasharda Holidays Private Limited, take in nature's colorful creations at Bagh-e-Bahu, and steep yourself in history at Mubarak Mandi Palace.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Jammu City trip planner.

You can drive from Katra to Jammu City in 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Jammu City can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jammu City

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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.