42 days in Kashmir Itinerary

42 days in Kashmir Itinerary

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42 days in Kashmir Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  4​h
1
Gulmarg
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Srinagar
— 11 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Sonamarg
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Pulwama
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Pahalgam
— 9 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

7
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: tee off at Gulmarg Golf Course, head outdoors with Gulmarg Backcountry, pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Church, and contemplate the waterfront views at Ningle Nallah.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Gulmarg vacation planner.

New Delhi to Gulmarg is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Traveling from New Delhi in August, expect Gulmarg to be a bit cooler, temps between 31°C and 21°C. On the 5th (Thu), you're off toSrinagar.

Things to do in Gulmarg

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Khilanmarg
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Apharwat Peak ©
Apharwat Peak
Gulmarg Golf Course ©
Gulmarg Golf Course
Ningle Nallah ©
Ningle Nallah

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.
Srinagar is known for nature, parks, historic sites, scenic drive, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Sonamarg, take in nature's colorful creations at Chashme Shahi Gardens, explore the ancient world of Pari Mahal, and don't miss a visit to Shankaracharya Hill.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Srinagar journey planning tool .

You can drive from Gulmarg to Srinagar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Sonamarg.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

7
nights
Sonamarg

Sonamarg ©
Glacial peaks of the Himalayas are accessible via Sonamarg, a hill station with stunning views.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anantnag (Amarnath Cave & Amarnath Temple). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Zojila Pass, get great views at Satsaran Pass, take in the dramatic natural features at Thajiwas Glacier, and admire the verdant scenery at Baltal Valley.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sonamarg holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Srinagar to Sonamarg takes 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Pulwama.

Things to do in Sonamarg

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Anantnag, Zero point
Highlights from your plan
Amarnath Cave ©
Amarnath Cave
Zojila Pass
Zojila Pass
Gangabal Lake ©
Gangabal Lake

7
nights
Pulwama

Pulwama ©
Pulwama is a town and a notified area committee in Pulwama district in the Jammu and Kashmir. Get out of town with these interesting Pulwama side-trips: Nilnag Lake (in Badgam), Avantiswami Temple (in Awantipora) and Anantnag (Kherbawani Asthapan, Mattan Temple, & more). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Tarsar Lake, stop by Huda Complex, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Avantishwar Temple, and contemplate the long history of Jama Masjid Shopian.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Pulwama trip builder site .

Getting from Sonamarg to Pulwama by car takes about 4 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Pulwama can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. On the 30th (Mon), you'll travel to Pahalgam.

Things to do in Pulwama

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

9
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mughal Garden (in Verinag) and Anantnag (Martand Sun Temple & Botanical Garden Kokernag). There's much more to do: tee off at Pahalgam Golf Course, appreciate the views at Aru Valley, explore the activities along Tulian Lake, and don't miss a visit to Chandanwari.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Pahalgam trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Pulwama to Pahalgam takes 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Pahalgam can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. You'll set off for home on the 9th (Wed).

Things to do in Pahalgam

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Anantnag, Mughal Garden, Baisaran
Highlights from your plan
Pahalgam Golf Course ©
Pahalgam Golf Course
Betaab Valley ©
Betaab Valley
Aru Valley ©
Aru Valley

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