How To Reach Jammu and Kashmir
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How To Reach Jammu and Kashmir
One of the major draws of coming to Jammu and Kashmir is the time spent on the road itself. High-altitude crossings like Zojila and Khardungla beckon adventurers from all corners of India. On the other hand, a flight to Leh or Srinagar allows spectacular panoramic views of the higher Himalayas. The state of Jammu and Kashmir is accessible by road, rail, and air. Travellers can easily book flights, trains, taxis, or buses to reach the northernmost state in India. The state has three major regions: Jammu, Kashmir Valley, and Ladakh.
Each region has at least one principal city where major modes of interstate transport are available for domestic and international visitors. So, if you are planning a holiday to the land of high passes and surreal beauty, here are the following means of transport to reach Jammu and Kashmir:
Srinagar International Airport (SXR), also known as Sheikh-ul-Alam Airport, and Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport (IXL) in Leh are the major airports in Jammu and Kashmir state. The airport in Srinagar is connected with major cities in India including Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Bangalore. The airport in Leh has direct flights to and from Delhi, Mumbai, and Srinagar. Taxi rentals and private shuttles are available at both airports in Jammu and Kashmir.
Furthermore, Jammu Aiport or Jammu Civil Enclave handles domestic flights from major urban centres in India.
Jammu Tawi, located in the state’s winter capital, is the busiest railway station in Jammu and Kashmir. It serves as the northern terminal of major trains connecting the city with the rest of India. Regular express trains from Jammu to Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Trivandrum run efficiently.
The picturesque section between Banihal and Baramulla of Jammu–Baramulla railway line passes through several towns in Kashmir Valley. It is an excellent alternative for those wanting to take the tracks not often taken.
Jammu and Srinagar, seasonal capitals of the state can be reached throughout the year by road. Jammu is served by a network of state and national highways. If you’re wondering about how to reach Kashmir Valley by road, follow the NH1(A) that passes through the city of Jammu to Srinagar in Kashmir Valley. The highway continues to the east before terminating at Leh in Ladakh region. NH1 is a major and vital highway which handles the primary traffic coming in and out of the region. Government and private operators run buses and taxis between Jammu, Srinagar, and Leh.
The Jawahar Tunnel, 2.8 kilometres in length, connects Jammu with Kashmir Valley. The 3,528-m-high mountain pass Zoji La carries the Srinagar-Leh highway extending into Ladakh. The 474-km-long Leh-Manali Highway is another major road with serving the Ladakh region. Both Srinagar-Leh and Leh-Manali highways remain vulnerable to weather conditions in winter as the snowfall blocks the road access.
|By Air||By Road||By Train||By Sea|
|New Delhi to Kashmir||2.0 hours||18.0 hours||12.0 hours||-|
|Mumbai to Kashmir||3.0 hours||40.0 hours||30.0 hours||-|
|Kolkata to Kashmir||3.0 hours||30.0 hours||24.0 hours||-|
|Bangalore to Kashmir||2.6 hours||43.0 hours||48.0 hours||-|
|Pune to Kashmir||4.45 hours||45.0 hours||40.0 hours||-|
|Maharashtra to Kashmir||3.0 hours||-||36.0 hours||-|
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Sanjay's 6 days trip to KashmirTravel home is a really good travel organization in Srinagar. Every aspect of the trip was planned with utmost care and dedication. The employees of Travel home are really pro active and guided us in choosing the hotels and tourist spots. Really good drivers, great service and excellent communication. Definitely would recommend. Special thanks to Meer, Safa and our driver Rafiq.
Jiya's 4 days trip to KashmirDear Aalia Thank you for arranging the wonderful trip to Kashmir. The experience was awesome, excellent hotel, great food with personal assistance and travelling to different places was awesome with humble driver. Overall my Tour was excellent. Keep it up. Thanks Jiya
Shaikhtalha's 6 days trip to KashmirI have visited kashmir in October 2020 With Zippgo travels. The experience was awesome and great hospitality, excellent hotel, great food with personal assistance and travelling to different places were awesome with good cab and humble driver. Overall my Tour was excellent with great experience with Zippgo travel. I give 5 stars to Zippgo Travels.
Swati's 8 days trip to KashmirAgent services were great. On trip support related to the car and last day hotel was good.
Irb's 7 days trip to KashmirOverall arrangements made by Classics Holiday Kasmir was amazing. Right from receiving to see off.
Pawanlive's 5 days trip to KashmirDriver is guider & Make a memorable trip thanks Travel home
K's 5 days trip to KashmirTravel Triangle can properly advice the travelers about postpaid SIM, travel conditions etc and in case of cancellation, have to return the paid amount to the travelers.. Corona virus impact is too much in Srinagar..
Mkm's 6 days trip to KashmirTotal Support and nice arrangements by Faisal from Peacock Travels. Because of Bad Weather our Trip was not as per initial plan, however the support which Mr. Faisal from Peacok Travels was awasome, He was awailable 24 by 7 and the timegap arrangements done by him shows his quick responsiveness. The trip which we started from Jammu and ended up with Patnitop snow viewing was briefly and beautifully arranged by faisal. Also thanks to Sara mam from Peacok travels for redefining our package.
Afzal's 6 days trip to KashmirBest experience Kashmir is a real heaven and people are so good..every one should visit this paradise once in a life time Zippgo travles is the best agent to go through. Agent Arooj is the best person to co ordinate is pretty well. Aezaaj is the best host and guide for the entire trip
Arun's 7 days trip to KashmirWas a good and a memorable trip,travel smooth thankks to the good. Driver But the low price guarantee,was not met as per me The tour package could have been 7-10k cheap The beauty of Kashmir iss unparalleled,it's a must travel
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