Sukoon Houseboat, Srinagar

How to Plan a Quick 3 day Trip to Kashmir

Planning a 3-day trip to Kashmir can be an exhilarating experience, as the region is renowned for its breathtaking landscapes, rich culture, and historical significance. Here’s a suggested itinerary:

Day 1: Srinagar

  • Morning: Arrive in Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir. Check into your hotel or a traditional houseboat on Dal Lake.
  • Afternoon: Visit the famous Mughal Gardens – Nishat Bagh, Shalimar Bagh, and Chashme Shahi, known for their exquisite architecture and vibrant flowerbeds.
  • Evening: Enjoy a Shikara ride on Dal Lake, witnessing the floating markets and beautiful sunsets.

Day 2: Gulmarg

  • Early Morning: Depart for Gulmarg, which is about 2 hours from Srinagar. Known for its ski resorts and breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains.
  • Daytime: Enjoy activities like a Gondola ride to Apharwat Peak, skiing (seasonal), or simply trekking around to soak in the natural beauty.
  • Late Afternoon: Return to Srinagar and explore local markets, buying Pashmina shawls, saffron, and other local handicrafts.

Day 3: Pahalgam

  • Morning: Drive to Pahalgam, which takes about 2.5 hours from Srinagar. It’s known for its scenic beauty and is the starting point for the Amarnath Yatra.
  • Afternoon: Visit Betaab Valley, Aru Valley, and Lidder River. Enjoy activities like horse riding or river rafting.
  • Evening: Head back to Srinagar.

Tips for Travel:

  • Weather: Check the weather forecast and pack accordingly. The weather can be quite unpredictable.
  • Local Cuisine: Don’t miss out on trying local delicacies like Rogan Josh, Yakhni, Dum Aloo, and Kashmiri tea (Kahwa).
  • Travel Documents: Carry your identification and relevant travel documents at all times.
  • Local Culture: Respect the local customs and traditions.


If you have extra time or prefer a more relaxed pace, consider spending an additional day in any of the locations for a deeper exploration. Remember, the beauty of Kashmir lies in its serene landscapes and a relaxed pace enhances the experience.

Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

with Kashmir Tickets
Travel to Kashmir

with Kashmir Tickets

Quick booking process

Talk to an expert