Kashmir itinerary for 5 days is an excellent tour plan. You can visit the ‘Heaven on Earth’ any time of the year. You can enjoy the warm summer of Kashmir as well as try skiing at Gulmarg, Asia’s one of the best skiing points in winter. People so visit Mughal Gardens, Sonmarg, Gulmarg, Pahalgam. You will never find Kashmir dull or boring.
People who are looking for a Kashmir itinerary 5 days trip are going to love this article. Here we will provide you with a complete guide for your future Kashmir tour and will let you know what you can enjoy there the most. So let’s start.
Kashmir Itinerary for 5 Days: Highlights
- Having a shikhara ride on Dal lake.
- Visiting Mughal Gardens.
- Skiing at Gulmarg.
- Enjoying the ropeway ride at Gulmarg.
- Having pony ride to Thajiwas Glacier in Sonmarg.
- Taking part in nature adventure activities in Pahalgam.
- Sightseeing in Pahalgam.
On day 1 you will arrive at Srinagar, the summer capital of Kashmir. After freshening up and relaxing. Take a walk at the banks of river Jhelum. Spend some time relaxing there. You will find Srinagar covered with flowers. Enjoy a Shikara ride at Dal lake and spend some time exploring the majestic Mughal Gardens. You can observe Shalimar Bagh (home of love), Chashmi e Shahi (the royal spring), and Nishat Bagh (garden of pleasure) in Mughal Gardens. These gardens have a unique Persian theme. The garden has a total of 12 terraces. The stream flowing through Mughal Gardens’ terraces has an amazing waterfall-aqueduct-waterfall pattern. You can explore the market there and buy some dry fruits and handicrafts. Kashmir is known for its dry fruits and handicrafts. You can also visit a wooden mosque there to explore something unseen. Enjoy the Himalayas in the background of the city.
On day 2, you will visit Sonmarg. Book a car for traveling to Sonmarg. Sonmarg or the Golden meadow is one of the most visited places in Kashmir. It is located at a height of 2800 meters from sea level. After relaxing hire a pony to reach the Thajiwas Glacier. This pony ride is really enjoying and you will find snow at the glacier even in summer. So, if you are in Kashmir in the summer and want to enjoy the snow, please visit Thajiwas Glacier. From Sonmarg you can see multiple various and peaks like Amarnath peak, Machoi peak, Sirbal peak, and Kaolhoi peak. There is a meandering river named Azure Nallah Sidh which you can also visit. Sonmarg is loved by people and photographers for its scenic beauty.
On day 3, visit Gulmarg or the Meadow of flowers. Gulmarg is situated at the height of 2730 meters from sea level. CNN has considered Gulmarg as the “Heartland of Winter Sports of India”. Gulmarg is recognized as the seventh-best skiing point in Asia. People who love skiing definitely visit Gulmarg. The town is loved by any tourist who is visiting Kashmir for its cover of colorful flowers. There are many films like Haider, Bobby, Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani, Highway, etc which are shot at Gulmarg.
The most attractive activity to do in Gulmarg is reaching Khilanmarg by ropeway. You can reach there by pony ride also. It is Asia’s highest and longest ropeway and having a bird’s eye view from the ropeway journey is really mesmerizing. The cable cars take you to Kongdoori mountain and you can take a journey back through it again from Kongdoori mountain. You can see the Apharwat peak from Kongdoori mountain. You can do other activities like rock climbing and trekking at Gulmarg also. The town has the highest altitude golf course in the world. You can play golf or walk through nature and enjoy watching the biodiversity of the place. You get an ATV ride and have a short trip to Botta Pathri which is located near zero line.
On day 4 visit Pahalgam. Pahalgam is known as a popular trekking joint in Kashmir. Multiple trekking circuits are starting from the place. And so it is loved by trekkers and nature lovers, as it is among the popular treks in India. Pahalgam is basically a hill station. It is situated at the bank of river Lidder at Lidder valley. You can enjoy the greenery here as the place has its ninth percent of the total portion covered with greenery. One can relax beside the Lidder river or take part in river rafting in it. You can also go on a trek from Pahalgam. You can perform angling here as another exciting activity. Stay overnight at Pahalgam.
Kashmir Itinerary Day 5:
On day 5, You can perform sightseeing at Pahalgam. You can go and visit Anantnag, Avantipur ruins and Betaab valley, etc that are nearby tourist attractions. It is a good shopping joint also where you can buy woolen clothes, handicrafts, wooden objects, a shawl made of Pashmina, etc.
Return to Srinagar to get back home.
So, this is the complete itinerary for 6 days 5 nights trip to Kashmir. The plan will come to your use whenever you visit Kashmir for the mentioned period. I hope you will love Kashmir as all do. Thank you!