9 days in Kashmir Itinerary

9 days in Kashmir Itinerary

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9 days in Kashmir Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
1
Pahalgam
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
2
Srinagar
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Sonamarg
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Gulmarg
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h
End: New Delhi

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.
Pahalgam is known for nature, golf, adventure, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Betaab Valley, tee off at Pahalgam Golf Course, admire the verdant scenery at Aru Valley, and take in the pleasant sights at Baisaran.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Pahalgam road trip tool .

New Delhi to Pahalgam is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from New Delhi in July: high temperatures in Pahalgam hover around 33°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to Srinagar.

Things to do in Pahalgam

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Baisaran
Highlights from your plan
Betaab Valley ©
Betaab Valley
Aru Valley ©
Aru Valley
Chandanwari ©
Chandanwari

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.
Srinagar is known for nature, parks, historic sites, scenic drive, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Sonamarg, explore the activities along Nigeen Lake, stop by Akee Crafts, and make a trip to Ghanta Ghar.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Srinagar online day trip planner .

You can take a bus from Pahalgam to Srinagar in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Sonamarg.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Shankaracharya Hill ©
Shankaracharya Hill
Sonamarg ©
Sonamarg
Dal Lake ©
Dal Lake

3
nights
Sonamarg

Sonamarg ©
Glacial peaks of the Himalayas are accessible via Sonamarg, a hill station with stunning views.
Step out of Sonamarg to go to Anantnag and see Amarnath Cave, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Zojila Pass, explore the activities along Vishansar Lake, take in the dramatic natural features at Thajiwas Glacier, and get great views at Nichinai Pass.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sonamarg holiday maker .

Drive from Srinagar to Sonamarg in 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Gulmarg.

Things to do in Sonamarg

Nature Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Amarnath Cave
Highlights from your plan
Amarnath Cave ©
Amarnath Cave
Zojila Pass
Zojila Pass
Gangabal Lake ©
Gangabal Lake

1
night
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 29th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Outer Circle Walk, then take in the awesome beauty at Apharwat Peak, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Church.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Gulmarg driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Sonamarg to Gulmarg in 3.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Gulmarg are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gulmarg

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Apharwat Peak ©
Apharwat Peak
Outer Circle Walk ©
Outer Circle Walk
St Mary's Church ©
St Mary's Church

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