60 days in Jammu and Kashmir & Amritsar Itinerary

60 days in Jammu and Kashmir & Amritsar Itinerary

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60 days in Jammu and Kashmir & Amritsar Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  6 h
1
Srinagar
— 10 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Gulmarg
— 5 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
3
Kargil
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Lamayuru
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Leh
— 12 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 15 min
6
Pahalgam
— 4 nights
Drive:  6 h
7
Patnitop
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Katra
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
9
Jammu City
— 7 nights
Drive:  4 h
10
Amritsar
— 10 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: Mumbai

10
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Srinagar: Avantishwar Temple (in Pulwama) and Gangabal Lake (in Sonamarg). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake, make a trip to Shankaracharya Hill, delve into the distant past at Pari Mahal, and take in nature's colorful creations at Shalimar Bagh Mughal Garden.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Srinagar trip itinerary builder tool.

Mumbai to Srinagar is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and taxi; or take a bus. In March, Srinagar is colder than Mumbai - with highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Gulmarg.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Avantishwar Temple, Gangabal Lake
Highlights from your plan
Dal Lake ©
Dal Lake
Shankaracharya Hill ©
Shankaracharya Hill
Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden ©
Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden

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, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Apharwat Peak, play a few rounds at Gulmarg Golf Course, head outdoors with Gulmarg Backcountry, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Church.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, 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 March, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kargil.

Things to do in Gulmarg

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Khilanmarg
Highlights from your plan
Apharwat Peak ©
Apharwat Peak
Off-Road Tours
Ningle Nallah ©
Ningle Nallah

4
nights
Kargil

Kargil ©
Kargil is known for museums, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Dras War Memorial, admire the landmark architecture of Sani Monastery, see the interesting displays at Rangdum Monastery, and take an in-depth tour of Unlock Hundurman - Museum of Memories.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kargil tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Gulmarg to Kargil by car takes about 6.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Lamayuru.

Things to do in Kargil

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Dras War Memorial ©
Dras War Memorial
Shargole Monastery ©
Shargole Monastery

1
night
Lamayuru

Lamayuru ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lamayuru Gompa and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Lamayuru Monastery (Yuru Gompa).

Plan trip to Lamayuru with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Kargil to Lamayuru by car takes about 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Leh.

Things to do in Lamayuru

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

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: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiksey Monastery, explore the ancient world of Basgo gompa, make a trip to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers, and examine the collection at Hall of Fame.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Leh online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lamayuru to Leh takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Pahalgam.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Ice Stupa Artificial Glaciers
Highlights from your plan
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame

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 Pahalgam's surroundings by going to Anantnag (Mattan Temple & Martand Sun Temple) and Tarsar Lake (in Pulwama). There's lots more to do: appreciate the views at Betaab Valley, make a trip to Chandanwari, contemplate the waterfront views at Sheshnag Lake, and play a few rounds at Pahalgam Golf Course.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Pahalgam itinerary app.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Leh to Pahalgam in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Pahalgam are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Patnitop.

Things to do in Pahalgam

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Anantnag, Tarsar Lake, Baisaran
Highlights from your plan
Betaab Valley ©
Betaab Valley
Aru Valley ©
Aru Valley
Chandanwari ©
Chandanwari

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): get some jogging in at PatniTop Circular Road, then fly down the slopes at Nathatop, and then make a trip to Chenani-Nashri Tunnel. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Tulip Garden At Sanasar and then make a trip to Naag Mandir.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Patnitop trip site.

You can drive from Pahalgam to Patnitop in 6 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Katra.

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

4
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.
Explore Katra's surroundings by going to Udhampur (Babore Temples & Siar Baba), Monastero Tak Thok (in Sakti) and Kol Kandoli Mata Mandir (in Nagrota). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Shiv Khori Shrine, make a trip to Baba Dhansar, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and take in the dramatic natural features at Moore Plains.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Katra visit planning site.

You can drive from Patnitop to Katra in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Jammu City.

Things to do in Katra

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trips

Udhampur, Reasi District, Moore Plains, Kol Kandoli Mata Mandir, Monastero Tak Thok
Highlights from your plan
Monastero Tak Thok ©
Monastero Tak Thok
Helicopter Tours
Moore Plains ©
Moore Plains

7
nights
Jammu City

Jammu City ©
Standing on the banks of the Tawi River, Jammu City enjoys popularity as the winter capital of Kashmir.
Take a break from Jammu City with a short trip to Mansar Lake in Mansar, about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mantalai Temple, cruise along Leh–Manali Highway, don't miss a visit to Bhumika Devi Temple, and pause for some photo ops at Balidaan Stambh - War Memorial.

To find photos and tourist information, you can read our Jammu City sightseeing planner.

Drive from Katra to Jammu City in 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Amritsar.

Things to do in Jammu City

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Mansar Lake, Bahu Fort
Highlights from your plan
Ranbireshwar Temple ©
Ranbireshwar Temple
Mantalai Temple ©
Mantalai Temple
Balidaan Stambh - War Memorial ©
Balidaan Stambh - War Memorial

10
nights
Amritsar

Amritsar ©
A holy city, Amritsar stands as the spiritual and cultural capital of Sikhism, and the location of the religion's most revered and holiest shrine.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amritsar: Jalandhar (Gurudwara Talhan Sahib Ji, Rangla Punjab Haveli, &more) and Shri Geeta Bhawan Sabha Mandir (in Phagwara). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Harmandir Sahib, take in nature's colorful creations at Jallianwala Bagh, get engrossed in the history at The Partition Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Serai Amanat Khan.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Amritsar day trip tool.

You can drive from Jammu City to Amritsar in 4 hours. In April, daytime highs in Amritsar are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Spas Tours

Side Trips

Jalandhar, Shri Geeta Bhawan Sabha Mandir
Highlights from your plan
Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
Food Tours

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