23 days in Jammu and Kashmir Itinerary

23 days in Jammu and Kashmir Itinerary

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23 days in Jammu and Kashmir Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly + taxi:  8​h
1
Pahalgam
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Leh
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Diskit
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Alchi
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Kargil
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Srinagar
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Gulmarg
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Chennai

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pahalgam: Tarsar Lake (in Pulwama) and Anantnag (Martand Sun Temple & Amarnath Cave). There's still lots to do: appreciate the views at Betaab Valley, take in the pleasant sights at Baisaran, don't miss a visit to Chandanwari, and look for gifts at Khadi Bhandar.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Pahalgam trip itinerary builder website .

Chennai to Pahalgam is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Chennai in June, expect nights in Pahalgam to be little chillier, around 20°C, while days are much colder, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Pahalgam

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Anantnag, Tarsar Lake, Baisaran
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 20:
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Betaab Valley ©
Betaab Valley
Aru Valley ©
Aru Valley
Chandanwari ©
Chandanwari

6
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.
Leh is known for historic sites, nature, museums, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, examine the collection at Hall of Fame, explore the striking landscape at Magnetic Hill, and admire the striking features of Leh Royal Palace.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Leh online journey planner .

Getting from Pahalgam to Leh by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Diskit.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 26:
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Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame

2
nights
Diskit

Diskit ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take in the pleasant sights at Hunder Sand Dunes, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery), then take a memorable drive along Wari La Pass, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Yarab Tso Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hundur Monastery, then admire the verdant scenery at Nubra Valley, and then explore the fascinating landscape at Nubhra Valley.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Diskit online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Leh to Diskit takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Alchi.

Things to do in Diskit

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nubhra Valley, Hundur Monastery, Yarab Tso Lake, Nubra Valley, Hunder Sand Dunes
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 28:
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Nubra Valley ©
Nubra Valley
Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery) ©
Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery)
Hunder Sand Dunes ©
Hunder Sand Dunes

1
night
Alchi

Alchi ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Alchi Monastary.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Alchi vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Diskit to Alchi in 5.5 hours. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kargil.

Things to do in Alchi

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 28 — 29:
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Alchi Monastary ©
Alchi Monastary

3
nights
Kargil

Kargil ©
Kargil is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Lamayuru Monastery (Yuru Gompa), admire the striking features of Sani Monastery, pause for some photo ops at Dras War Memorial, and explore the activities along Karste River.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kargil vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Alchi to Kargil takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Srinagar.

Things to do in Kargil

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Lamayuru Monastery (Yuru Gompa) ©
Lamayuru Monastery (Yuru Gompa)
Dras War Memorial ©
Dras War Memorial
Shargole Monastery ©
Shargole Monastery

4
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: contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake, delve into the distant past at Pari Mahal, take in the dramatic natural features at Sonamarg, and admire the natural beauty at Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Srinagar travel route planning app .

Traveling by car from Kargil to Srinagar takes 6 hours. In July in Srinagar, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Gulmarg.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 6:
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Dal Lake ©
Dal Lake
Shankaracharya Hill ©
Shankaracharya Hill
Sonamarg ©
Sonamarg

3
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.
Gulmarg is known for nature, trails, historic sites, golf, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Apharwat Peak, tee off at Gulmarg Golf Course, contemplate the waterfront views at Ningle Nallah, and head outdoors with Gulmarg Backcountry.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Gulmarg trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Srinagar to Gulmarg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gulmarg

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trip

Khilanmarg
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Gulmarg Golf Course ©
Gulmarg Golf Course
Apharwat Peak ©
Apharwat Peak
Ningle Nallah ©
Ningle Nallah

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