5 days in India Itinerary

5 days in India Itinerary

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5 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
1
Gulmarg
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
2
Srinagar
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Sonmarg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Pahalgam
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h
End: New Delhi

few
hours
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 29th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Apharwat Peak and then take some stellar pictures from Khilanmarg.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Gulmarg holiday planner .

New Delhi to Gulmarg is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from New Delhi in December, expect nights in Gulmarg to be slightly colder, around -1°C, while days are much colder, around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Srinagar.

Things to do in Gulmarg

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Khilanmarg
Highlights from your plan
Apharwat Peak ©
Apharwat Peak
Khilanmarg ©
Khilanmarg

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): make a trip to Shankaracharya Hill, explore the activities along Dal Lake, and then admire the natural beauty at Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Nigeen Lake, then admire the natural beauty at Mughal Gardens, then admire the natural beauty at Nishat Garden, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jama Masjid Mosque.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Srinagar online trip builder .

Getting from Gulmarg to Srinagar by car takes about an hour. In December, daytime highs in Srinagar are 8°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Sonmarg.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Dal Lake ©
Dal Lake
Shankaracharya Hill ©
Shankaracharya Hill
Nishat Garden ©
Nishat Garden

1
night
Sonmarg

Sonmarg ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): hit the slopes at Zero point.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sonmarg online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Srinagar to Sonmarg in 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Sonmarg can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Pahalgam.

Things to do in Sonmarg

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Zero point ©
Zero point

1
night
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.
On the 2nd (Wed), don't miss a visit to Chandanwari, admire the verdant scenery at Aru Valley, and then admire the verdant scenery at Betaab Valley.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Pahalgam trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Sonmarg to Pahalgam in 5 hours. In January in Pahalgam, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pahalgam

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Betaab Valley ©
Betaab Valley
Aru Valley ©
Aru Valley
Chandanwari ©
Chandanwari

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