8 days in Kashmir Itinerary

8 days in Kashmir Itinerary

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8 days in Kashmir Itinerary

Start: Mangalore
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Srinagar
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 30​min
2
Pahalgam
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Gulmarg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Srinagar
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Mangalore

1
night
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.
On the 15th (Sun), make a trip to Shankaracharya Hill, contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake, and then admire the natural beauty at Nasim Bagh. On your second day here, take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Srinagar trip itinerary builder site .

Mangalore to Srinagar is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Mangalore in December, with highs in Srinagar at 8°C and lows at -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Pahalgam.

Things to do in Srinagar

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

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 17th (Tue), admire the verdant scenery at Aru Valley, then appreciate the views at Betaab Valley, and then make a trip to Chandanwari. Here are some ideas for day two: tee off at Pahalgam Golf Course and then take in the pleasant sights at Baisaran.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Pahalgam journey planner.

Traveling by bus from Srinagar to Pahalgam takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daily temperatures in Pahalgam can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Gulmarg.

Things to do in Pahalgam

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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.
On the 19th (Thu), take in the awesome beauty at Apharwat Peak, trek along Outer Circle Walk, and then take some stellar pictures from Khilanmarg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): play a few rounds at Gulmarg Golf Course, then contemplate the waterfront views at Ningle Nallah, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Baba Reshi Shrine.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Gulmarg trip maker app .

You can drive from Pahalgam to Gulmarg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Srinagar.

Things to do in Gulmarg

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Khilanmarg
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Apharwat Peak ©
Apharwat Peak
Ningle Nallah ©
Ningle Nallah
Gulmarg Golf Course ©
Gulmarg Golf Course

1
night
Srinagar

Srinagar ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Nigeen Lake, take in nature's colorful creations at Mughal Gardens, then take in nature's colorful creations at Nishat Garden, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jama Masjid Mosque. On the next day, admire the verdant scenery at Doodhpathri, don't miss a visit to Ghanta Ghar, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Durga Nag Temple, and finally stop by Akee Crafts.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Srinagar trip itinerary planning site .

Drive from Gulmarg to Srinagar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks Nature Shopping
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Nishat Garden ©
Nishat Garden
Nigeen Lake ©
Nigeen Lake
Shalimar Bagh Mughal Garden ©
Shalimar Bagh Mughal Garden

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