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: New Delhi
Fly:  3​h
1
Srinagar
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
2
Pahalgam
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Leh
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Dal Lake and Nigeen Lake. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pari Mahal and Durga Nag Temple. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Sonamarg, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jama Masjid Mosque, look for gifts at Saklain's Coterie, and don't miss a visit to Ghanta Ghar.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Srinagar road trip app .

New Delhi to Srinagar is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Traveling from New Delhi in August, expect Srinagar to be a bit cooler, temps between 31°C and 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Pahalgam.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Dal Lake ©
Dal Lake
Sonamarg ©
Sonamarg
Nigeen Lake ©
Nigeen Lake

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): tee off at Pahalgam Golf Course and then appreciate the views at Betaab Valley.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Pahalgam trip builder website .

Traveling by bus from Srinagar to Pahalgam takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Pahalgam sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Pahalgam

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Pahalgam Golf Course ©
Pahalgam Golf Course
Betaab Valley ©
Betaab Valley

4
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.
For shopping fun, head to Pashmina House or The Little Paradise. Get in touch with nature at Magnetic Hill and River Rafting & Tubing. Change things up with a short trip to Alchi Monastary in Alchi (about 1h 30 min away). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, examine the collection at Hall of Fame, make a trip to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers, and hunt for treasures at Tibetan Market.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Leh road trip planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Pahalgam to Leh in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Shopping Adventure

Side Trip

Alchi Monastary
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Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame
Magnetic Hill ©
Magnetic Hill

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