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 + Taxi:  6​h 30​min
1
Gulmarg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Srinagar
— 2 nights
Bus:  2​h 30​min
3
Pahalgam
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru

2
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.
Popular historic sites such as St Mary's Church and Baba Reshi Shrine are in your itinerary. Get outdoors at Gulmarg Golf Course and Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve. There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Apharwat Peak, contemplate the waterfront views at Ningle Nallah, don't miss a visit to Rani Temple, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Outer Circle Walk.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Gulmarg road trip planning site .

Bengaluru to Gulmarg is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Bengaluru in November, things will get much colder in Gulmarg: highs are around 17°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Srinagar.

Things to do in Gulmarg

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Outer Circle Walk ©
Outer Circle Walk
Apharwat Peak ©
Apharwat Peak
Gulmarg Golf Course ©
Gulmarg Golf Course

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 26th (Tue): stop by Akee Crafts and then explore the striking landscape at Sonamarg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake, then explore the ancient world of Pari Mahal, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Durga Nag Temple.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Srinagar attractions planning site .

Traveling by car from Gulmarg to Srinagar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in November, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Pahalgam.

Things to do in Srinagar

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Pari Mahal ©
Pari Mahal
Sonamarg ©
Sonamarg
Dal Lake ©
Dal Lake

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 28th (Thu), appreciate the views at Betaab Valley, then play a few rounds at Pahalgam Golf Course, and then appreciate the views at Aru Valley. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Chandanwari and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mamal Temple.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Pahalgam trip maker website .

You can take a bus from Srinagar to Pahalgam in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November in Pahalgam, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pahalgam

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Betaab Valley ©
Betaab Valley
Aru Valley ©
Aru Valley
Pahalgam Golf Course ©
Pahalgam Golf Course

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