Most Picked 4 days Kashmir Itinerary | Complete Travel Guide

  • Jun 24, 2024
  • Reading time: 7 mins read
  • By Arunima
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This stunning region of Kashmir is the dream trip for many tourists. The picture-perfect setting of verdant valleys, snow-capped peaks, thick woods, imposing glaciers, and pristine blue lakes makes for a truly remarkable trip. Relax and sit if only have 4 days to spare when organizing a vacation to Kashmir! To make the most of the time you have in this wonderful place we have curated the ideal 4-day itinerary for Kashmir in a budget.

In addition to its exotic beauty, the area is renowned for its rich culture, boutique houseboats, and architecture from the Mughal era. Popular locations in Kashmir such as Srinagar, the largest city in Kashmir, are situated on the banks of the Jhelum River. The breathtaking valley of Pahalgam is sometimes referred to as the “Valley of Shepherds.” Pahalgam and Gulmarg are also included in our wonderful tour to Kashmir if you extend the trip for a day or two. Apart from these beautiful places, it also has some of the best adventure activities like the Kashmir Great Lakes Trek, paragliding, river rafting, and many more.

Our schedule includes a variety of destinations and scenic spots that are sure to enchant you to return time and time again. So don’t hesitate any longer and get in contact with us to learn more about our incredible tour schedule. Prepare yourself as the three-night, four-day schedule for your Kashmir vacation provides incredible attractions! You can also take advantage of these Kashmir tour packages to plan the perfect trip.

4 Days Kashmir Trip Itinerary

Day-1 – Arrival at Srinagar and sightseeing

Upon arriving at Srinagar airport, drive to the city and check in at the hotel or boathouses booked in advance. Take some time to rest and freshen up, after that, then start exploring Srinagar. Walk along Boulevard Road and take in the breathtaking views of the Zabarwan Mountain Ranges.

Next sightseeing is the Mughal Gardens which include Nishat Bagh, Shalimar Bagh, and other lovely gardens situated on the Eastern Bank of Dal Lake that is the first destination on the wonderful Kashmir tour itinerary. They rank among the most well-liked and often visited tourist destinations in Srinagar. The gardens are renowned for their architecture from the Mughal era. This place exudes peace and serenity thanks to the fragrant flowers and beautiful green grass. You can simply opt to sit and take in the scenery, or you might also take leisurely walks through the garden. Visit Tulip Garden as well.

This tulip garden is the biggest in the Asian region. With a stunning view of the captivating Dal Lake, it is situated on the foothills of the Zabarwan mountain range. With its 48 different species of tulips, this garden house draws visitors from all over the world.  Next, proceed to Chashme Shahi later, which is known for its organic spring, and it is one of Srinagar’s three Mughal gardens. The garden is still open from March through November. Another wonder is Pari Mahal which is located just above Chashme Shahi Garden. This garden has seven terraces which are well-known for being the residence of angels or fairies. Here, you may see plantations of exotic fruits and vibrant flowers.

It’s possible to enjoy a leisurely one-hour Shikara ride at Dal Lake later in the evening. Enjoy taking some stunning photos of the lake with the Himalayan peaks in the distance and a blanket of lotus blossoms all around. After this ride, one can go shopping in Srinagar. Saffron, dried fruits, pashmina shawls, rugs, miniature houseboats, and other products are popular buying items.

After dinner head back to the hotel or houseboat for the night.

Day-2 Pahalgam sightseeing

After breakfast start your day by moving towards Pahalgam to see some of its well-known sights. You will pass through saffron fields along the route which are covered with purple blossoms during the season. It’s a stunning sight! The interesting Betaab Valley named for the well-known Bollywood film Betaab was filmed here and will be the first stop on the Pahalgam trip. With its verdant surroundings, imposing mountains, breathtaking meadows, charming streams, and much more, it is a perfect setting fit for a picture.

The lovely Lidder River flows through this valley as well. Once you soak yourself in the beauty of Betaab Valley we will travel the next 7 km to Chandanwari by car. The valley is located around 2900 meters above sea level. It also serves as the beginning point of the well-known Hindu pilgrimage known as the Amarnath Yatra. From November to May, it is blanketed in snow and provides stunning views of glaciers moving into River Lidder.

At 2,414 meters above sea level, the charming Aru Valley will be your final stop of the day. Its breathtaking natural splendor which includes snow-capped mountains, mesmerizing lakes, and lovely meadows will rejuvenate your senses. This place also offers horseback riding. This valley is an excellent place to go skiing and heli-skiing in the winter. Also, all the trekking expeditions to Tarsar Marsar Lake and Kolahoi Glacier use it as a base camp.

Lastly, return to Srinagar in the evening and spend a restful night in a hotel or houseboat.

Day-3 – Gulmarg sightseeing

Head towards Gulmarg, a flower-filled valley tucked away in the Pir Panjal Mountain on your third day. Do not miss the Gulmarg Gondola, the cable vehicle that provides sweeping views of the snow-covered peaks, to start your day. A visit to the Apharwat Peak, where people engage in a variety of winter sports, including skiing and snowboarding, should be on your four-day agenda for Kashmir during the winter months.

The ninth-highest peak in the world, Nanga Parbhat may also be visible if the weather permits. An easy 3-to-4-hour hike will get to Khilanmarg as well. There are also chair lifts accessible for mountain riding. Explore the famous Gulmarg Golf Course which is one of the highest in the world and St. Mary’s Church in the afternoon. In the evening, head back to Srinagar and unwind at your hotel or boathouse while savoring the memories of an exciting day. After this exhausting day spent the night and a delicious dinner in Srinagar.

Day-4- Departure from Srinagar

This is the last day in Kashmir Valley. In the first half of the day visit the famous Shankaracharya temple, Jamia masjid, and Hazratbal shrine which are known for their religious diversity. Then go shopping for some souvenirs in the local markets where you can also find handicrafts, pashmina shawls, Kashmiri carpets, traditional jewelry, etc. Then have lunch and head towards the airport indicating the end of the trip to Kashmir.


These four days will give you a memory for a lifetime that will make you experience Paradise. The beauty of nature, cultural heritage, serene moments, the warm welcome of locals, and the complete, well-planned itinerary make this trip more worthwhile. From the Shikara ride in the Dal Lake to the Mughal architectural gardens of Srinagar, the beauty multiplies in folds. Seeking the heights in the Gulmarg Gondola and reaching the peaks to do winter sports activities gives a thrilling experience. Also getting to experience the Switzerland vibes here in India at Pahalgam with pristine landscapes, and alpine lakes are views to die for. The tour of Kashmir captivates the heart of every traveler visiting here each time.


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