36 days in Jammu and Kashmir Itinerary

36 days in Jammu and Kashmir Itinerary

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36 days in Jammu and Kashmir Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
1
Pahalgam
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
2
Srinagar
— 9 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Gulmarg
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Sonamarg
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Kargil
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
6
Hunder
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
7
Leh
— 11 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
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.
Take a break from Pahalgam with a short trip to Tarsar Lake in Pulwama, about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: play a few rounds at Pahalgam Golf Course, appreciate the views at Aru Valley, identify plant and animal life at Betaab Valley, and make a trip to Chandanwari.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Pahalgam trip planner.

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. Traveling from New Delhi in June, you will find days in Pahalgam are much colder (30°C), and nights are little chillier (20°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to Srinagar.

Things to do in Pahalgam

Parks Nature Golf

Side Trips

Tarsar Lake, Baisaran
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Betaab Valley ©
Betaab Valley
Pahalgam Golf Course ©
Pahalgam Golf Course
Aru Valley ©
Aru Valley

9
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Avantiswami Temple in Awantipora (about 1h 05 min away). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake, admire the natural beauty at Nishat Garden, delve into the distant past at Pari Mahal, and explore the striking landscape at Sonamarg.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Srinagar route builder site .

Take a bus from Pahalgam to Srinagar in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Gulmarg.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Avantiswami Temple, Doodhpathri
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Dal Lake ©
Dal Lake
Shankaracharya Hill ©
Shankaracharya Hill
Sonamarg ©
Sonamarg

4
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: play a few rounds at Gulmarg Golf Course, contemplate the waterfront views at Ferozepur Nallah, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Apharwat Peak, and hike along Outer Circle Walk.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Gulmarg day trip planning website .

Getting from Srinagar to Gulmarg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Sonamarg.

Things to do in Gulmarg

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Khilanmarg
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Apharwat Peak ©
Apharwat Peak
Gulmarg Golf Course ©
Gulmarg Golf Course
Gulmarg Backcountry ©
Gulmarg Backcountry

3
nights
Sonamarg

Sonamarg ©
Glacial peaks of the Himalayas are accessible via Sonamarg, a hill station with stunning views.
Take a break from Sonamarg with a short trip to Amarnath Cave in Anantnag, about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: cruise along Zojila Pass, explore the activities along Gangabal Lake, and take some stellar pictures from Satsaran Pass.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Sonamarg road trip site .

Traveling by car from Gulmarg to Sonamarg takes 3.5 hours. In June in Sonamarg, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kargil.

Things to do in Sonamarg

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Amarnath Cave
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Vishansar Lake ©
Vishansar Lake
Zojila Pass
Zojila Pass
Gangabal Lake ©
Gangabal Lake

4
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), explore the activities along Karste River, don't miss a visit to Hunderman village, and admire the striking features of Sani Monastery.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kargil road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sonamarg to Kargil takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Hunder.

Things to do in Kargil

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

1
night
Hunder

Hunder ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): explore the fascinating landscape at Nubhra Valley, take in the pleasant sights at Hunder Sand Dunes, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery). On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cruise along Wari La Pass, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hundur Monastery, then appreciate the views at Nubra Valley, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Yarab Tso Lake.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hunder online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Kargil to Hunder takes 9 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Leh.

Things to do in Hunder

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Diskit, Nubhra Valley, Hundur Monastery, Nubra Valley, Yarab Tso Lake
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Nubra Valley ©
Nubra Valley
Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery) ©
Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery)
Hunder Sand Dunes ©
Hunder Sand Dunes

11
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Leh side-trips: Alchi Monastary (in Alchi) and Hemis Monastery (in Hemis). Spend the 4th (Thu) among lush scenery at Zanskar the Virgin Valley. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, make a trip to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers, explore the striking landscape at Magnetic Hill, and admire the striking features of Leh Royal Palace.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Leh trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Hunder to Leh takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hemis Monastery, Alchi Monastary
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Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame

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