7 days in India Itinerary

7 days in India Itinerary

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7 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
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New Delhi
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h
2
Gulmarg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
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Srinagar
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
4
Pahalgam
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
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Katra
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h
End: New Delhi

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New Delhi

New Delhi ©
Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar, take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, and then steep yourself in history at India Gate. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan), explore the historical opulence of Red Fort (Lal Quila), and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the New Delhi trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to New Delhi. In August, daily temperatures in New Delhi can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Gulmarg.

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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
India Gate ©
India Gate

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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 13th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baba Reshi Shrine, then take in the awesome beauty at Apharwat Peak, and then tee off at Gulmarg Golf Course.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Gulmarg attractions planner .

Getting from New Delhi to Gulmarg by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. In August, Gulmarg is a bit cooler than New Delhi - with highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Srinagar.

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Gulmarg Golf Course ©
Gulmarg Golf Course
Apharwat Peak ©
Apharwat Peak

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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 14th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hazratbal, admire the natural beauty at Nishat Garden, explore the ancient world of Pari Mahal, then make a trip to Shankaracharya Hill, and finally make a trip to Ghanta Ghar. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Khir Bhawani Temple and then explore the striking landscape at Sonamarg.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Srinagar attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Gulmarg to Srinagar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Srinagar sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Pahalgam.

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Shankaracharya Hill ©
Shankaracharya Hill
Sonamarg ©
Sonamarg
Nishat Garden ©
Nishat Garden

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): admire the verdant scenery at Aru Valley and then look for all kinds of wild species at Betaab Valley.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Pahalgam trip builder tool .

Getting from Srinagar to Pahalgam by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. August in Pahalgam sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Katra.

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Betaab Valley ©
Betaab Valley
Aru Valley ©
Aru Valley

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Baba Dhansar, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nau Devi Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhairo Baba Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vaishno Devi.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Katra online trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Pahalgam to Katra in 8 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Katra

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Baba Dhansar
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Vaishno Devi ©
Vaishno Devi
Bhairo Baba Temple ©
Bhairo Baba Temple
Baba Dhansar ©
Baba Dhansar

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