36 days in Kashmir Itinerary

36 days in Kashmir Itinerary

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36 days in Kashmir Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly + taxi:  7​h 45​min
1
Pahalgam
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Anantnag
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Pulwama
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Srinagar
— 11 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Gulmarg
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Kupwara
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Bandipora District
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Sonamarg
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h
9
Hunder
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Betaab Valley and Tulian Lake. Kids will enjoy Pahalgam Golf Course and Mamal Temple. There's lots more to do: admire the verdant scenery at Aru Valley, take in the dramatic scenery at Dabyan Valley, delve into the lush surroundings at Kashmir Valley, and explore the activities along Sheshnag Lake.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Pahalgam road trip planner.

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Pahalgam is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In June, Pahalgam is slightly colder than Kolkata (Calcutta) - with highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Anantnag.

Things to do in Pahalgam

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Betaab Valley ©
Betaab Valley
Pahalgam Golf Course ©
Pahalgam Golf Course
Aru Valley ©
Aru Valley

3
nights
Anantnag

Anantnag ©
Anantnag /ə'nʌntna:g/ or /-nɑːg/ ; ''; "Countless springs") is a city and a municipality, capital of the Anantnag district in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.EtymologyThe name Anantnag is derived from the Sanskrit term NH 44 (former name NH 1A before renumbering of all national highways)(India)|NH 44renumbering]] (former name NH 1A before renumbering of all national highways). Your inner history buff will appreciate Martand Sun Temple and Mattan Temple. Step off the beaten path and head to Amarnath Cave and Baisaran. There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kherbawani Asthapan and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden Kokernag.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Anantnag travel planning app .

Traveling by car from Pahalgam to Anantnag takes 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Anantnag can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. On the 22nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Pulwama.

Things to do in Anantnag

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Baisaran
Highlights from your plan
Amarnath Cave ©
Amarnath Cave
Martand Sun Temple ©
Martand Sun Temple
Baisaran ©
Baisaran

3
nights
Pulwama

Pulwama ©
Pulwama is a town and a notified area committee in Pulwama district in the Jammu and Kashmir. Escape the urban bustle at Aharbal Waterfall and Nilnag Lake. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Avantiswami Temple and Marsar Lake. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Avantishwar Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Tarsar Lake, and contemplate the long history of Jama Masjid Shopian.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Pulwama road trip planner .

You can drive from Anantnag to Pulwama in 1.5 hours. In June in Pulwama, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Srinagar.

Things to do in Pulwama

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nilnag Lake, Avantiswami Temple
Highlights from your plan
Tarsar Lake ©
Tarsar Lake
Aharbal Waterfall ©
Aharbal Waterfall
Marsar Lake ©
Marsar Lake

11
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Doodhpathri and Khir Bhawani Temple. Avantiswami Temple and Chatti Padshahi Gurudwara will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Srinagar: Gulmarg (Outer Circle Walk & Gulmarg Golf Course). There's much more to do: cruise along Yousmarg, identify plant and animal life at Dachigam Wildlife Sanctuary, make a trip to Sinthan Top, and delve into the distant past at Pari Mahal.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Srinagar online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Pulwama to Srinagar takes 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Srinagar are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Gulmarg.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Gulmarg, Doodhpathri, Avantiswami Temple
Highlights from your plan
Khir Bhawani Temple ©
Khir Bhawani Temple
Doodhpathri ©
Doodhpathri
Outer Circle Walk ©
Outer Circle Walk

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Outer Circle Walk and Baba Reshi Shrine. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St Mary's Church and Imambara Goom. There's much more to do: play a few rounds at Gulmarg Golf Course, head outdoors with Gulmarg Backcountry, contemplate the waterfront views at Ningle Nallah, and don't miss a visit to Rani Temple.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Gulmarg trip builder app .

You can drive from Srinagar to Gulmarg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Kupwara.

Things to do in Gulmarg

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Khilanmarg
Highlights from your plan
Apharwat Peak ©
Apharwat Peak
Outer Circle Walk ©
Outer Circle Walk
Gulmarg Golf Course ©
Gulmarg Golf Course

1
night
Kupwara

Kupwara ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Lolab Valley.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kupwara trip maker app .

Drive from Gulmarg to Kupwara in 3.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bandipora District.

Things to do in Kupwara

Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Lolab Valley ©
Lolab Valley

2
nights
Bandipora District

Bandipora District ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): appreciate the views at Gurez Valley.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bandipora District visit planning website .

Getting from Kupwara to Bandipora District by car takes about 3 hours. In July in Bandipora District, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 22°C at night. You will leave for Sonamarg on the 14th (Sun).

Things to do in Bandipora District

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Gurez Valley ©
Gurez Valley

3
nights
Sonamarg

Sonamarg ©
Glacial peaks of the Himalayas are accessible via Sonamarg, a hill station with stunning views.
Get in touch with nature at Zojila Pass and Gadsar Lake. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gangabal Lake and Nichinai Pass. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Thajiwas Glacier and explore the activities along Krishnasar Lake.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Sonamarg attractions planner .

You can drive from Bandipora District to Sonamarg in 3.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Sonamarg are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Hunder.

Things to do in Sonamarg

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Gangabal Lake ©
Gangabal Lake
Zojila Pass
Zojila Pass
Thajiwas Glacier ©
Thajiwas Glacier

2
nights
Hunder

Hunder
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hundur Monastery.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hunder day trip planning website .

Getting from Sonamarg to Hunder by car takes about 12.5 hours. On the 20th (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Hunder

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Hundur Monastery
Hundur Monastery

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