Srinagar is the largest city and the summer capital of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. It lies on the banks of the Jhelum River, a tributary of the Indus, and Dal Lake and Anchar lakes.
Elevation: 1,585 m
Weather: 9°C, Wind W at 5 km/h, 49% Humidity
Population: 1.181 million (2011)
How to Reach Srinagar by Air
The Srinagar airport is 14 kms from the city. Jet Airways, Air Deccan, SpiceJet, Kingfisher Airlines, Go Air, Jet Lite and Indian Airlines from Delhi and Mumbai to Srinagar. From the airport you may take a taxi into the city centre, or have a rented car meet you on arrival.
How to Reach Srinagar by Train
The newly opened Udhampur railway station, about 60 kms north of Jammu, is now operational and is be the nearest railway station to Srinagar city. The Jammu Tawi Railway Station, 293 kms from Srinagar is also well connected to other cities in India including Delhi, Chennai, Trivandrum, Pune, Mumbai and Bengaluru. From Jammu you will have to take a bus or hire a car / taxi to make the 12 hour journey to Srinagar.
How to Reach Srinagar by Road
Private Coaches and taxis can be hired from Jammu Tawi to reach Srinagar. Srinagar is linked by the National Highway 1A to the rest of the country. J & K State Road Transport Corporation operates comfortable buses from Jammu. The Jammu – Srinagar road passes through majestic mountain passes, with fields stretching out to the sides and lined with towering trees. The journey takes about 12 hours and is a good tour in itself, though the highway is now fraught with militant attacks and Indian army operations. There is also a bus service from Srinagar to Kargil and Leh in summers.
Emergency Phone Numbers
Srinagar Airport Contact Number:
Jammu and Kashmir State Road Transport Corporation
Tourist Services Kashmir : 0194-2455107
Srinagar Railway Station
Railway Enquiry 131, 132 , 138
Tourist Reception Centre Srinagar (TRC)
Srinagar Hospitals Contact Numbers
|DIRECTOR HEALTH SERVICES||0194-2452050/52|
|BONE & JOINT HOSPITAL||0194-2430149/115|
|G B PANTH||0194-2469988/89|
Srinagar Police Helpline Number
|Police District Headquarter, Srinagar||0194-2455047||0194-2453897|
Control Room 101