How To Reach

Srinagar is the summer capital of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Thisplace is called the paradise on earth because of its beauty that can make anyone amused and speechless. It is land of exquisite beauty. With beautifulgardens, placid lakes and the breathtaking Himalayas, Srinagar is an abidinglure.

Jammu and Kashmir is the first most state of India in Himalayas, coveringabout 20.36 square kilometers of area at an altitude of 305 meters. The averagesummer temperature is 41 degrees maximum and 23 degrees minimum and the averagewinter temperature is 22 degrees maximum and 4 degrees minimum.

The best time to visit this place is September to April. The wintercapital of the state, Jammu, is the socio-economical centre and the main pointfrom where other parts of the state can be accessed through roads, air ortrain.

Aala Tours &Travels brings you completeinformation on how to reach Srinagar:

By Air:  The domestic airport in Srinagar is located at a distance of 14 kms fromthe city and operates regular flights to major Indian cities like Delhi andMumbai. Several private and state airlines operate flights for reachingSrinagar from these cities. Take a taxi from Srinagar airport to reach the citycentre, r you may rent a car upon arrival.

By Train: The nearest railway station from Srinagar is at Jammu Tawi,about 293 kms from the city. Jammu station has excellent rail connections withalmost all major cities of India. Once you reach Jammu station, board a bus orhire a car / taxi to proceed on a 12-hr journey to Srinagar.

By Road:  An extensive network ofroads and highways connects Srinagar with the major cities in Jammu and Kashmirand northern India. Some of these cities are Chandigarh (630 km), Delhi (876km), Jammu (298 km), Leh, Kargil, Gulmarg, Sonamarg, and Pahalgam. The NationalHighway 1A connects Srinagar with the rest of the country. Private coaches andtaxis can be hired from Jammu Tawi for transportation and access to Srinagar.The Jammu-Srinagar road runs through grand mountain passes, with lovely fieldsextending onto the sides and lined with soaring trees. The journey takes almost12 hours and makes for a pleasant experience. Another way of transportation inSrinagar by road is through bus services to Kargil and Leh in the summermonths.

Local Transport:  You have several options at hand fortransportation within Srinagar. Move around Srinagar in state transport buses,hire taxis or auto rickshaws, or simply pedal your way down the flat lands ofSrinagar. Nevertheless, the most unique way to explore the picturesque localesof this charming city is by traveling in any of the spectacular Shikaras(boats), floating along Srinagar's lakes. 

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