9 days in Jammu and Kashmir Itinerary

9 days in Jammu and Kashmir Itinerary

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9 days in Jammu and Kashmir Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  6 h
1
Srinagar
— 3 nights
Bus:  2 h 30 min
2
Pahalgam
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 15 min
3
Leh
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: Mumbai

3
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.
Family-friendly places like Shankaracharya Hill and Sonamarg will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to Apharwat Peak in Gulmarg (about 1h 15 min away). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Durga Nag Temple, admire the natural beauty at Nishat Garden, and don't miss a visit to Ghanta Ghar.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Srinagar visit website .

Mumbai to Srinagar is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and taxi; or take a bus. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Mumbai in December: high temperatures in Srinagar hover around 8°C and lows are around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Pahalgam.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Apharwat Peak
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Dal Lake ©
Dal Lake
Shankaracharya Hill ©
Shankaracharya Hill
Sonamarg ©
Sonamarg

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): appreciate the views at Aru Valley, tee off at Pahalgam Golf Course, and then admire the verdant scenery at Betaab Valley.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Pahalgam trip itinerary website .

You can take a bus from Srinagar to Pahalgam in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December in Pahalgam, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Pahalgam

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Betaab Valley ©
Betaab Valley
Aru Valley ©
Aru Valley
Pahalgam Golf Course ©
Pahalgam Golf Course

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.
Thiksey Monastery and Basgo gompa will appeal to history buffs. Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib and Gomang Stupa are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Outdoor Activities, look for all kinds of wild species at Donkey Sanctuary, see the interesting displays at Hall of Fame, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Phyang Monastery.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Leh tour itinerary planning tool .

You can 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 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib ©
Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame

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