36 days in Jammu and Kashmir Itinerary

36 days in Jammu and Kashmir Itinerary

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Leh
— 6 nights
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Diskit
— 1 night
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Likir
— 1 night
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Kargil
— 3 nights
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Sonamarg
— 2 nights
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Gulmarg
— 3 nights
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Srinagar
— 7 nights
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Pahalgam
— 3 nights
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Katra
— 4 nights
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Jammu City
— 5 nights
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Leh

— 6 nights
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Change things up with a short trip to Hemis Monastery in Hemis (about 1h 5 min away). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiksey Monastery, admire the striking features of Leh Royal Palace, make a trip to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers, and look for gifts at Hazara Arts Leh.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Leh holiday maker tool.

Bhopal to Leh is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Diskit.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Diskit

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hundur Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Diskit Gompa, and then cruise along Wari La Pass.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Diskit trip planning website.

Drive from Leh to Diskit in 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Likir.

Things to do in Diskit

Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trip

Likir

— 1 night
On the 21st (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Alchi Monastery and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Likir Gompa.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Likir route maker tool.

Drive from Diskit to Likir in 4.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Kargil.

Things to do in Likir

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kargil

— 3 nights
Kargil is known for museums, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Dras War Memorial, admire the striking features of Cave Monastery, contemplate the waterfront views at Karste River, and steep yourself in history at Apati buddha statue.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kargil online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Likir to Kargil in 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Sonamarg.

Things to do in Kargil

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Sonamarg

— 2 nights
Glacial peaks of the Himalayas are accessible via Sonamarg, a hill station with stunning views.
On the 25th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Gadsar Lake and then explore the activities along Gangabal Lake. On the next day, explore the activities along Krishnasar Lake and then explore the activities along Vishansar Lake.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Sonamarg trip builder tool.

Drive from Kargil to Sonamarg in 4 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Sonamarg can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Gulmarg.

Things to do in Sonamarg

Nature · Parks

Gulmarg

— 3 nights
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: take in the awesome beauty at Apharwat Peak, take some stellar pictures from Khilanmarg, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baba Reshi Shrine, and contemplate the waterfront views at Ningle Nallah.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Gulmarg trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Sonamarg to Gulmarg by car takes about 3.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Gulmarg are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Srinagar.

Things to do in Gulmarg

Nature · Parks · Golf · Outdoors

Side Trip

Srinagar

— 7 nights

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: explore the activities along Dal Lake, take in nature's colorful creations at Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden, don't miss a visit to Shankaracharya Hill, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Srinagar journey planner.

Traveling by car from Gulmarg to Srinagar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in March, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Pahalgam.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Tours

Pahalgam

— 3 nights
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.
Explore Pahalgam's surroundings by going to Tarsar Lake (in Pulwama) and Anantnag (Martand Sun Temple & Mattan Temple). It doesn't end there: appreciate the views at Betaab Valley and explore the activities along Tulian Lake.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Pahalgam route planner.

Traveling by car from Srinagar to Pahalgam takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Pahalgam can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Katra.

Things to do in Pahalgam

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Katra

— 4 nights
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.
Explore Katra's surroundings by going to Udhampur (ISKCON Udhampur & Babore Temples) and Kol Kandoli Mata Mandir (in Nagrota). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Shiv Khori Shrine, steep yourself in history at Bhimgarh Fort, don't miss a visit to Baba Dhansar, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Katra holiday maker.

Getting from Pahalgam to Katra by car takes about 7 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Jammu City.

Things to do in Katra

Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Jammu City

— 5 nights

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, awaken your taste buds at Maasharda Holidays Private Limited, steep yourself in history at Mubarak Mandi Palace, and appreciate the history behind Balidaan Stambh - War Memorial.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Jammu City holiday planner.

You can drive from Katra to Jammu City in 1.5 hours. March in Jammu City sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jammu City

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries

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.