8 days in Jammu and Kashmir Itinerary

8 days in Jammu and Kashmir Itinerary

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8 days in Jammu and Kashmir Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Leh
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
2
Pahalgam
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Sonmarg
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Srinagar
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Gulmarg
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  7​h
End: Bengaluru

2
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.
On the 27th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Samstanling Monastery and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiksey Monastery. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Phyang Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurdwara Pathar Sahib, explore the striking landscape at Magnetic Hill, then don't miss a visit to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers, and finally stop by De Pashmina Emporium.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Leh travel route builder site .

Bengaluru to Leh is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Pahalgam.

Things to do in Leh

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame

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 30th (Tue), admire the verdant scenery at Aru Valley, then don't miss a visit to Chandanwari, and then admire the verdant scenery at Betaab Valley.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Pahalgam trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Leh to Pahalgam takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daytime highs in Pahalgam are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sonmarg.

Things to do in Pahalgam

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Betaab Valley ©
Betaab Valley
Aru Valley ©
Aru Valley
Chandanwari ©
Chandanwari

1
night
Sonmarg

Sonmarg
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): stroll through Zero point.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Sonmarg road trip app .

Drive from Pahalgam to Sonmarg in 5 hours. In April in Sonmarg, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Srinagar.

Things to do in Sonmarg

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

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 2nd (Thu): make a trip to Shankaracharya Hill, explore the activities along Dal Lake, and then explore the ancient world of Pari Mahal. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Durga Nag Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden, then admire the natural beauty at Nishat Garden, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Nigeen Lake.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Srinagar tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sonmarg to Srinagar in 2.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Gulmarg.

Things to do in Srinagar

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

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 4th (Sat), admire the striking features of Imambara Goom, explore the activities along Ningle Nallah, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Apharwat Peak.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Gulmarg trip planner .

You can drive from Srinagar to Gulmarg in an hour. In May, daily temperatures in Gulmarg can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gulmarg

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Apharwat Peak ©
Apharwat Peak
Ningle Nallah ©
Ningle Nallah

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