49 days in Jammu and Kashmir Itinerary

49 days in Jammu and Kashmir Itinerary

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49 days in Jammu and Kashmir Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  8 h
1
Leh
— 12 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Hemis
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Sakti
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
4
Hunder
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 45 min
5
Alchi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Lamayuru
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
7
Kargil
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
8
Sonamarg
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
9
Gulmarg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
10
Srinagar
— 6 nights
Bus:  2 h 30 min
11
Pahalgam
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
12
Anantnag
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
13
Patnitop
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
14
Udhampur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
15
Katra
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
16
Jammu City
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

12
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.
Leh is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the verdant scenery at Zanskar the Virgin Valley, admire the landmark architecture of Stakna Monastery, Head underground at Saspol Caves, and look for gifts at De Pashmina Emporium.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Leh online day trip planner.

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Leh is an approximately 8- hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. On the 13th (Mon), you're off to Hemis.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame

3
nights
Hemis

Hemis ©
Hemis is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hemis Monastery.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hemis travel planner.

Traveling by car from Leh to Hemis takes an hour. On the 16th (Thu), you're off to Sakti.

Things to do in Hemis

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kloster Chemrey
Highlights from your plan
Hemis Monastery ©
Hemis Monastery
Kloster Hemis ©
Kloster Hemis

1
night
Sakti

Sakti ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastero Tak Thok, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Takthok Monastery, and then take a memorable drive along Changla Pass.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sakti day trip planning tool.

Getting from Hemis to Sakti by car takes about 2.5 hours. On the 17th (Fri), you'll travel to Hunder.

Things to do in Sakti

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trip

Changla Pass
Highlights from your plan
Takthok Monastery ©
Takthok Monastery
Changla Pass ©
Changla Pass
Monastero Tak Thok ©
Monastero Tak Thok

1
night
Hunder

Hunder
On the 18th (Sat), get outside with Wari La Pass and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hundur Monastery.

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Traveling by car from Sakti to Hunder takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Alchi.

Things to do in Hunder

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

Wari La Pass, Hundur Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Hundur Monastery
Hundur Monastery
Wari La Pass ©
Wari La Pass

2
nights
Alchi

Alchi ©
Alchi is a village in the Leh district of Jammu and Kashmir, India. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alchi Monastary.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Alchi trip planning tool.

Drive from Hunder to Alchi in 6 hours. On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Lamayuru.

Things to do in Alchi

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alchi Monastary ©
Alchi Monastary

1
night
Lamayuru

Lamayuru ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lamayuru Gompa and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Lamayuru Monastery (Yuru Gompa).

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Lamayuru trip planner.

You can drive from Alchi to Lamayuru in 1.5 hours. On the 21st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kargil.

Things to do in Lamayuru

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lamayuru Monastery (Yuru Gompa) ©
Lamayuru Monastery (Yuru Gompa)

2
nights
Kargil

Kargil ©
Kargil is known for museums, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Mulbekh Monastery, steep yourself in history at Apati buddha statue, explore the activities along Karste River, and don't miss a visit to Hunderman village.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kargil road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Lamayuru to Kargil in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Sonamarg.

Things to do in Kargil

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Apati buddha statue ©
Apati buddha statue
Dras War Memorial ©
Dras War Memorial
Shargole Monastery ©
Shargole Monastery

3
nights
Sonamarg

Sonamarg ©
Glacial peaks of the Himalayas are accessible via Sonamarg, a hill station with stunning views.
Sonamarg is known for nature and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cruise along Zojila Pass, contemplate the waterfront views at Gangabal Lake, fly down the slopes at Zero point, and explore the striking landscape at Thajiwas Glacier.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Sonamarg route maker website.

You can drive from Kargil to Sonamarg in 4 hours. April in Sonamarg sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Gulmarg.

Things to do in Sonamarg

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Zero point
Highlights from your plan
Gangabal Lake ©
Gangabal Lake
Gadsar Lake ©
Gadsar Lake
Krishnasar Lake ©
Krishnasar Lake

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Baba Reshi Shrine, pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Church, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Apharwat Peak, then trek along Outer Circle Walk, and finally trek along with Hiking & Camping Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Gulmarg Backcountry, then explore the activities along Ferozepur Nallah, then contemplate the waterfront views at Ningle Nallah, and finally take some stellar pictures from Khilanmarg.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Gulmarg travel route planner.

You can drive from Sonamarg to Gulmarg in 3.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Srinagar.

Things to do in Gulmarg

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Khilanmarg
Highlights from your plan
Apharwat Peak ©
Apharwat Peak
Off-Road Tours
Gulmarg Backcountry ©
Gulmarg Backcountry

6
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, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take in nature's colorful creations at Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden, take in the dramatic natural features at Sonamarg, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Khir Bhawani Temple.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Srinagar travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Gulmarg to Srinagar by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Pahalgam.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Dal Lake ©
Dal Lake
Shankaracharya Hill ©
Shankaracharya Hill
Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden ©
Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take in the pleasant sights at Baisaran, then explore the activities along Tulian Lake, then admire the verdant scenery at Aru Valley, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Dabyan Valley. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the views at Kashmir Valley, appreciate the views at Betaab Valley, then play a few rounds at Pahalgam Golf Course, and finally make a trip to Chandanwari.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Pahalgam online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Srinagar to Pahalgam by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. In May in Pahalgam, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Anantnag.

Things to do in Pahalgam

Nature Parks Golf

Side Trip

Baisaran
Highlights from your plan
Aru Valley ©
Aru Valley
Betaab Valley ©
Betaab Valley
Chandanwari ©
Chandanwari

1
night
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). Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Avantiswami Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Surya Temple at Martand, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kherbawani Asthapan, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mattan Temple. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Martand Sun Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden Kokernag, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Mughal Garden.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Anantnag trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Pahalgam to Anantnag takes 1.5 hours. May in Anantnag sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Patnitop.

Things to do in Anantnag

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Avantiswami Temple, Mughal Garden
Highlights from your plan
Martand Sun Temple ©
Martand Sun Temple
Avantiswami Temple ©
Avantiswami Temple
Mughal Garden ©
Mughal Garden

2
nights
Patnitop

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 9th (Sat): make a trip to Naag Mandir, trek along Shiva Garh, then fly down the slopes at Nathatop, and finally cruise along PatniTop Circular Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Sanasar Lake, admire the natural beauty at Tulip Garden At Sanasar, and then don't miss a visit to Chenani-Nashri Tunnel.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Patnitop trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Anantnag to Patnitop in 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Udhampur.

Things to do in Patnitop

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Tulip Garden At Sanasar
Highlights from your plan
Nathatop ©
Nathatop
Naag Mandir ©
Naag Mandir
PatniTop Circular Road ©
PatniTop Circular Road

2
nights
Udhampur

Udhampur ©
Udhampur is a city and a municipal council in Udhampur District in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. On the 11th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Krimchi Temples, take in the spiritual surroundings of Babore Temples, and then make a trip to Agar Jitoo. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Siar Baba, then take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Udhampur, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kalika Temple.

Plan my Udhampur trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

Drive from Patnitop to Udhampur in 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Udhampur are 44°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Katra.

Things to do in Udhampur

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
ISKCON Udhampur ©
ISKCON Udhampur
Krimchi Temples ©
Krimchi Temples
Agar Jitoo ©
Agar Jitoo

3
nights
Katra

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.
When in Katra, make a side trip to see Kol Kandoli Mata Mandir in Nagrota, approximately Nagrota away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Shiv Khori Shrine, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and don't miss a visit to Bhairo Baba Temple.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Katra holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Udhampur to Katra takes an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Jammu City.

Things to do in Katra

Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Reasi District, Kol Kandoli Mata Mandir
Highlights from your plan
Vaishno Devi ©
Vaishno Devi
Helicopter Tours
Sri Shiv Khori Shrine
Sri Shiv Khori Shrine

3
nights
Jammu City

Jammu City ©
Standing on the banks of the Tawi River, Jammu City enjoys popularity as the winter capital of Kashmir.
Step out of Jammu City to go to Mansar and see Mansar Lake, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ranbireshwar Temple, explore the activities along Surinsar Lake, steep yourself in history at Bahu Fort, and admire the natural beauty at Bagh-e-Bahu.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Jammu City holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Katra to Jammu City takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 44°C in May, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jammu City

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bahu Fort, Mansar Lake
Highlights from your plan
Ranbireshwar Temple ©
Ranbireshwar Temple
Bawey Wali Mata Temple ©
Bawey Wali Mata Temple
Leh–Manali Highway ©
Leh–Manali Highway

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