8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + taxi:  5​h 30​min
1
Gulmarg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Srinagar
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Sonmarg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Pahalgam
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

1
night
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.
On the 14th (Tue), take in the awesome beauty at Apharwat Peak.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Gulmarg day trip planning website .

Mumbai to Gulmarg is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in May; daily highs in Gulmarg reach 26°C and lows reach 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Srinagar.

Things to do in Gulmarg

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Apharwat Peak ©
Apharwat Peak
Gulmarg Backcountry ©
Gulmarg Backcountry

3
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, historic sites, scenic drive, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Durga Nag Temple, delve into the distant past at Pari Mahal, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Srinagar day trip site .

Traveling by car from Gulmarg to Srinagar takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Sonmarg.

Things to do in Srinagar

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Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden ©
Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden
Shankaracharya Hill ©
Shankaracharya Hill
Dal Lake ©
Dal Lake

1
night
Sonmarg

Sonmarg ©
On the 19th (Sun), take some stellar pictures from Satsaran Pass, then take some stellar pictures from Nichinai Pass, and then explore the striking landscape at Thajiwas Glacier.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Sonmarg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Srinagar to Sonmarg takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Pahalgam.

Things to do in Sonmarg

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Sonamarg
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Thajiwas Glacier ©
Thajiwas Glacier

2
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.
On the 20th (Mon), make a trip to Chandanwari, then admire the verdant scenery at Aru Valley, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kashmir Valley. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tee off at Pahalgam Golf Course and then admire the verdant scenery at Betaab Valley.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Pahalgam trip site .

You can drive from Sonmarg to Pahalgam in 5 hours. In May in Pahalgam, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pahalgam

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Betaab Valley ©
Betaab Valley
Aru Valley ©
Aru Valley
Chandanwari ©
Chandanwari

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