Air Travel: A number of Airlines operate from Srinagar Airport to various
important destinations like Delhi, Mumbai, Jammu.
Indian Airlines operate regular daily flights to
Srinagar from Delhi, Mumbai and Jammu. They leave
from Delhi directly, from Delhi via Jammu, and from
Bombay via New Delhi and Jammu. Jet Airways also
operate daily flights to Srinagar from Delhi as well
as Jammu. Srinagar airport is 14 kms from the city.
Note: All foreigners are required to register themselves at the Foreigners Regional Registration Office, at its Airport counter.
By Rail: The nearest railhead for Srinagar is Jammu Tawi (305 kms) where trains arrive from
almost all major towns of India like Delhi, Calcutta, Pune, Mumbai, Kanyakumari, Ahmedabad, etc. During the holiday season, additional trains operate to and from various parts of the country.
By Road: National Highway 1-A, connecting Srinagar with Jammu, is a good, all-weather road with several sharp inclines and hairpin bends. It is maintained by the Border Roads Organization (BRO), which clears the road of any obstructions resulting from natural causes like landslides and heavy snowfall. The famous Jawahar Tunnel that connects Jammu with the Kashmir Valley across the Pir Panjal range falls en route
Busses are operated by J&K SRTC as well as other transport agencies. These take approx. 10-12 hours to cover the journey.
It is also possible to travel by taxi from Jammu to Srinagar in about 8 hours. If you are
traveling alone, it is worth enquiring at the taxi stand in the Tourist Reception Centre, Jammu (Tel. 2546266) about the availability of taking a shared taxi.
For those wishing to travel to Srinagar by a private car from Jammu, there are several places en route which have been developed for the convenience of the motorist. Among them Jajjar Kotli, Kud, Pantnitop, Batote, Ramban, Banihal and Qazi Gund, all having tourist bungalows and provisions for meals, snacks, petrol pumps and repairs.
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Local Transport: The J&K Tourism Development Corporation and the J&K Road Transport Corporation (J&K SRTC)
operate luxury coaches for tourists.
Tourist Taxis: Taxis for local sightseeing as
well as long journeys out of Srinagar can also be
hired. Other Transport: The most widely used local transport is the Mini Bus, which operates, all over the city as well as the suburban areas on fixed routes. Auto rickshaws are also easily available from all points in the city on negotiable rates.