48 days in Jammu and Kashmir Itinerary

48 days in Jammu and Kashmir Itinerary

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48 days in Jammu and Kashmir Itinerary

Start: Gwalior
Drive:  13​h 30​min
1
Jammu City
— 6 nights
Drive:  7​h
2
Pahalgam
— 4 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
3
Srinagar
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Gulmarg
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Sonamarg
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Kargil
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Alchi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Leh
— 11 nights
Drive:  4​h
9
Hunder
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
10
Chumathang
— 2 nights
Drive:  13​h 30​min
End: Gwalior

6
nights
Jammu City

Jammu City ©
Standing on the banks of the Tawi River, Jammu City enjoys popularity as the winter capital of Kashmir.
Change things up with these side-trips from Jammu City: Kol Kandoli Mata Mandir (in Nagrota), Katra (Helicopter Tours & Nau Devi Temple) and Deva Mayi Maa Temple (in Udhampur). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mantalai Temple, admire the verdant scenery at Suru Valley, take in nature's colorful creations at Bagh-e-Bahu, and make a trip to Baba Dhansar.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Jammu City trip planner .

Gwalior to Jammu City is an approximately 16.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. In June in Jammu City, expect temperatures between 44°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Pahalgam.

Things to do in Jammu City

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Katra, Ladakh, Bahu Fort, Kol Kandoli Mata Mandir, Yarab Tso Lake
Highlights from your plan
Mantalai Temple ©
Mantalai Temple
Balidaan Stambh - War Memorial ©
Balidaan Stambh - War Memorial
Helicopter Tours

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pahalgam: Mughal Garden (in Verinag), Tarsar Lake (in Pulwama) and Martand Sun Temple (in Anantnag). The adventure continues: admire the verdant scenery at Betaab Valley, take in the pleasant sights at Baisaran, tee off at Pahalgam Golf Course, and contemplate the waterfront views at Sheshnag Lake.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Pahalgam driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Jammu City to Pahalgam takes 9 hours. Traveling from Jammu City in June, expect nights in Pahalgam to be slightly colder, around 20°C, while days are much colder, around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Srinagar.

Things to do in Pahalgam

Parks Nature Golf

Side Trips

Tarsar Lake, Mughal Garden, Martand Sun Temple, Baisaran
Highlights from your plan
Betaab Valley ©
Betaab Valley
Aru Valley ©
Aru Valley
Chandanwari ©
Chandanwari

8
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.
On the 2nd (Tue), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake, admire the natural beauty at Mughal Gardens, don't miss a visit to Shankaracharya Hill, and explore the ancient world of Pari Mahal.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Srinagar tour itinerary maker tool .

You can take a bus from Pahalgam to Srinagar in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In June, daily temperatures in Srinagar can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Gulmarg.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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.
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, explore the activities along Banibal Nag, get outside with Gulmarg Backcountry, and take some stellar pictures from Khilanmarg.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Gulmarg trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Srinagar to Gulmarg in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Gulmarg are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sonamarg.

Things to do in Gulmarg

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Khilanmarg
Highlights from your plan
Apharwat Peak ©
Apharwat Peak
Gulmarg Backcountry ©
Gulmarg Backcountry
Ningle Nallah ©
Ningle Nallah

3
nights
Sonamarg

Sonamarg ©
Glacial peaks of the Himalayas are accessible via Sonamarg, a hill station with stunning views.
Go for a jaunt from Sonamarg to Anantnag to see Amarnath Cave about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Zojila Pass, contemplate the waterfront views at Gangabal Lake, and take some stellar pictures from Nichinai Pass.

To find out how to plan a trip to Sonamarg, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Gulmarg to Sonamarg takes 3.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kargil.

Things to do in Sonamarg

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Kargil

Kargil ©
Kargil is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lamayuru Monastery (Yuru Gompa), explore the activities along Karste River, pause for some photo ops at Dras War Memorial, and take an in-depth tour of Unlock Hundurman - Museum of Memories.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kargil vacation planning tool .

Traveling by car from Sonamarg to Kargil takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Alchi.

Things to do in Kargil

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Lamayuru Monastery (Yuru Gompa) ©
Lamayuru Monastery (Yuru Gompa)
Dras War Memorial ©
Dras War Memorial
Shargole Monastery ©
Shargole Monastery

1
night
Alchi

Alchi ©
On the 17th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Alchi Monastary.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Alchi day trip planner.

You can drive from Kargil to Alchi in 4 hours. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Leh.

Things to do in Alchi

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alchi Monastary ©
Alchi Monastary

11
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.
You've now added Wet N Wild Explorations to your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Leh: Hemis (Hemis Monastery & Kloster Hemis). Spend the 25th (Thu) among lush scenery at Zanskar the Virgin Valley. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, make a trip to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers, see the interesting displays at Hall of Fame, and explore the striking landscape at Magnetic Hill.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Leh day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Alchi to Leh takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hunder.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Hemis, Konigspalast von Shey
Highlights from your plan
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame

2
nights
Hunder

Hunder ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): cruise along Wari La Pass, then appreciate the views at Nubra Valley, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hundur Monastery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery).

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hunder trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Leh to Hunder by car takes about 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hunder

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Diskit, Nubra Valley, Hundur Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Nubra Valley ©
Nubra Valley
Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery) ©
Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery)
Hunder Sand Dunes ©
Hunder Sand Dunes

2
nights
Chumathang

Chumathang ©
You've now added Tso Moriri to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): explore the activities along Tso Moriri and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Chumathang Hot Spring.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Chumathang planner .

Getting from Hunder to Chumathang by car takes about 6 hours. On the 1st (Thu), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Chumathang

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Tso Moriri
Highlights from your plan
Tso Moriri ©
Tso Moriri
Chumathang Hot Spring ©
Chumathang Hot Spring

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