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Jammu and Kashmir, India

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How much money will you need for your trip to Jammu and Kashmir? You should plan to spend around ₨2,464 ($30) per day on your vacation in Jammu and Kashmir, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, ₨586 ($7.05) on meals for one day and ₨303 ($3.65) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Jammu and Kashmir for a couple is ₨2,501 ($30). So, a trip to Jammu and Kashmir for two people for one week costs on average ₨34,496 ($415). All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

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  • 2 Weeks Per person
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  • One Week For a couple
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A vacation to Jammu and Kashmir for one week usually costs around ₨17,248 for one person. So, a trip to Jammu and Kashmir for two people costs around ₨34,496 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs ₨68,992 in Jammu and Kashmir. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Jammu and Kashmir can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

How expensive is Jammu and Kashmir? How much money do I need for Jammu and Kashmir?

How much does a trip to Jammu and Kashmir cost? Is Jammu and Kashmir cheap or expensive? The average Jammu and Kashmir trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Jammu and Kashmir prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers to find the price of travel in the area.

Accommodation Budget in Jammu and Kashmir
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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Jammu and Kashmir is ₨1,251. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Jammu and Kashmir is ₨2,501. This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Jammu and Kashmir

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Transportation Budget in Jammu and Kashmir
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Jammu and Kashmir is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent ₨303 per person, per day, on local transportation in Jammu and Kashmir.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Jammu and Kashmir
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Rental Cars in Jammu and Kashmir
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Food Budget in Jammu and Kashmir
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  • While meal prices in Jammu and Kashmir can vary, the average cost of food in Jammu and Kashmir is ₨586 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Jammu and Kashmir should cost around ₨234 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Jammu and Kashmir is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Jammu and Kashmir
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  • Entertainment and activities in Jammu and Kashmir typically cost an average of ₨1,296 per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Tips and Handouts Budget in Jammu and Kashmir
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  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Jammu and Kashmir is ₨813 per day. The usual amount for a tip in Jammu and Kashmir is 5% - 15%.

  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers

Alcohol Budget in Jammu and Kashmir
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  • The average person spends about ₨316 on alcoholic beverages in Jammu and Kashmir per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Jammu and Kashmir On a Budget
Jammu and Kashmir Leh, India
Jammu and Kashmir is the northernmost state of India. It is a mountainous region of the northern Himalayas with sweeping valleys, stunning lakes, and snow-capped scenery dotted with temples. While the region has been known for a border dispute with Pakistan, the unrest has been quieting and tourism is beginning to make a comeback. The area typically draws trekkers, those hoping to visit sacred temples, and others looking to experience Himalayan culture.
At the heart of Jammu is the Raghunath Temple, dedicated to the Hindu Lord Shri Rama. The interior walls of this temple are strikingly covered with gold, while surrounding temples in the complex are related to other gods from the Ramayana. Other Jammu landmarks include Bahu Fort and the Mubarak Mandi Palace.

In Srinagar, of the Kashmir Valley, the the Mughal Gardens are very famous, complete with terraced lawns, cascading fountains, and bright flowerbeds with boxes painted with a panorama of Lake Dal in front of them. The lake is noted for its houseboats and a unique floating vegetable market where vendors sell produce right from their boats on the lake. Other popular sights of the district include Hazratbal Mosque, Jamia Masjid Mosque, a mosque and shrine called Ziarati Hazrati Youza Asouph, and Shankaracharya Mandir - a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva on a hilltop. Just on the outskirts of Srinagar, there is also Parihaspora, a place of ruins of the palaces of Kahmir's Buddhist and Hindu rulers and Buddhist places of worship. Gulmarg is another unique destination. Surrounded by dense forest, this place is famous for its golf hikes with a beautiful highland golf course, as well as a ski resort holding the world's highest gondola.

On the other side of the state, Leh, of Ladakh, offers a picturesque hub for trekking and visiting temples nestled in the Himalayan Mountains.
Jammu and Kashmir is generally characterized by three regions: Jammu, Kashmir Valley, and Ladakh. The region of Jammu is the winter capital of the state, mostly situated in the in the Shivalik range of the Himalayas with temples amidst the stunning natural scenery of mountains and hills. The Kashmir Valley is also known for its beautiful landscapes, often called a paradise on earth with abundant gardens, lakes, and streams amongst the mountains. Srinagar is the central hub of this district, sometimes called the "Kashmiri Venice" due to its proximity to lakes and waterways like Dal Lake. Ladakh sits in a very mountainous area focused on natural scenery, Buddhist temples, and trekking opportunities. Its main town is Leh - a picturesque hub for exploring the district. There are a number of hotels, guest houses, and restaurants as well as plenty of opportunities for shopping at local bazaars and markets.

Adventure tourism brings many visitors to the region for activities like trekking into the high altitude lakes and peaks of the Himalayas. White water rafting on the Zaskar and Indus rivers is also common and can be organized from Leh in the region of Ladakh, as are activities like camping, fishing, biking, and wildlife watching. Additionally, visitors come to Jammu and Kashmir to learn more about the Buddhist religion and culture by visiting the region's temples. Shopping is, of course, another draw. Popular items with tourists include pashmina garments, locally handmade woolen socks, gloves, caps and sweaters, prayer wheels, Buddhist masks and Thangka paintings, Tibetan silver and traditional jewelry with turquoise, as well as handwoven rugs.
Food and Dining
Cuisine of Jammu and Kashmir largely consists of rice and meat, typically chicken or mutton. Most restaurants throughout the state will follow a mix of Kashmiri, Indian, Mughlai, and 'Indianized' Chinese tradition. Some of the local dishes of the Srinagar area include things like rogan-gosht (meat cooked in red gravy), gushtaba (soft meatballs cooked in natural yogurt), rishta (soft meatballs in gravy), tabakmaaz (deep-fried lamb ribs), and kanti (small chunks of meat cooked with onions). Meals of the Leh area vary slightly to include Himalayan favorites like thukpa (noodle soup usually with chicken and vegetables), skyu (thumb-sized pieces of kneaded dough cooked in a kind of soup), and momos (dumplings). As far as drinks go, tea is the predominant beverage. Kahwah is a traditional green tea recipe from Kashmir made from green tea leaves with saffron strands, cinnamon bark, and cardamom. Another favorite includes a pink salted tea called 'noon chai' or 'sheer chai.'

By plane, flights operate mainly to Srinagar and Leh. Sheikh ul Alam Airport, commonly known as Srinagar Airport, offers international service with flights operated by Jet Airways, Jet Konnect Indigo, SpiceJet, Go Air, Jet Lite, and Air India (each flying once or twice a day). Planes also fly year-round to Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport in Leh. Flying is the only option in the winter season. Air India, Jet Airways, and GoAir have daily flights from Delhi and Air India flights are also available from Srinagar and Jammu. Be aware that luggage weight restrictions are strict and enforced at this airport.

By bus or other vehicle, there are two ways to get in by land - via Jammu and up to Srinagar or via Manali in Himachal Pradesh and up to Leh.

Currently, a railway is being built to connect the state of Jammu and Kashmir with the rest of the country. Commonly referred to as the Kashmir Railway, the project's official name is the Udhampur Srinagar Baramulla Railway Link (USBRL).


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase.

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