8 days in Kashmir Itinerary

8 days in Kashmir Itinerary

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8 days in Kashmir Itinerary

Start: Gaya
Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
1
Sonamarg
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Gulmarg
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Anantnag
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Srinagar
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Gaya

2
nights
Sonamarg

Sonamarg ©
Glacial peaks of the Himalayas are accessible via Sonamarg, a hill station with stunning views.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Gadsar Lake and then explore the activities along Gangabal Lake. On the next day, explore the activities along Vishansar Lake and then contemplate the waterfront views at Krishnasar Lake.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sonamarg trip planner .

Gaya to Sonamarg is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Gaya in August: high temperatures in Sonamarg hover around 31°C and lows are around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Gulmarg.

Things to do in Sonamarg

Nature Parks
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Gangabal Lake ©
Gangabal Lake
Gadsar Lake ©
Gadsar Lake
Vishansar Lake ©
Vishansar Lake

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): head outdoors with Gulmarg Backcountry, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Church, and then take in the awesome beauty at Apharwat Peak. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Alpather Lake, take some stellar pictures from Khilanmarg, and then explore the activities along Ningle Nallah.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Gulmarg vacation planner .

You can drive from Sonamarg to Gulmarg in 3.5 hours. August in Gulmarg sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Anantnag.

Things to do in Gulmarg

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Khilanmarg
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Apharwat Peak ©
Apharwat Peak
Ningle Nallah ©
Ningle Nallah
Alpather Lake ©
Alpather Lake

1
night
Anantnag

Anantnag ©
Anantnag /ə'nʌntna:g/ or /-nɑːg/ ; ''; "Countless springs") is a city and a municipality, capital of the Anantnag district in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.EtymologyThe name Anantnag is derived from the Sanskrit term NH 44 (former name NH 1A before renumbering of all national highways)(India)|NH 44renumbering]] (former name NH 1A before renumbering of all national highways). Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden Kokernag, take in the spiritual surroundings of Martand Sun Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kherbawani Asthapan, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mattan Temple.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Anantnag trip planner .

Drive from Gulmarg to Anantnag in 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Anantnag can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Srinagar.

Things to do in Anantnag

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Martand Sun Temple ©
Martand Sun Temple
Botanical Garden Kokernag ©
Botanical Garden Kokernag

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 16th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Shankaracharya Hill, then explore the activities along Dal Lake, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Nasim Bagh. On your second day here, get the lay of the land with Walking tours and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Durga Nag Temple.

To see ratings and other tourist information, you can read our Srinagar online trip planner .

You can drive from Anantnag to Srinagar in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks Tours Nature
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Dal Lake ©
Dal Lake
Shankaracharya Hill ©
Shankaracharya Hill
Walking tours

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