Complete Guide: How to Reach Srinagar

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.

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Emergency Phone Numbers


Srinagar Airport Contact Number:


AIRPORT AUTHORITY 0194-2303311 0194-2303313(Fax)


OFFICE 0194-2303330 0194-2303336
CITY OFFICE 0194-2480801 0194-2480806


OFFICE 0194-2303330 0194-2303336


OFFICE 0194-2303334 0194-2303912
CITY OFFICE 0194-2500328 0194-2500257


OFFICE 0194-2303387 0194-2303338


OFFICE 0194-2303305 0194-2303307

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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)

+91- 9596098882


Srinagar Hospitals Contact Numbers 

SMHS 0194-2504801/802
BONE & JOINT HOSPITAL 0194-2430149/115
SKIMS (BEMINA) 0194-2493104
SKIMS (SOURA) 0194-2401013/16
G B PANTH 0194-2469988/89
MODERN HOSPITAL 0194-2477827
RAMAZANA HOSPITAL 0194-231004/1809
KHYBER HOSPITAL 0194-2455130


Srinagar  Police Helpline Number

Police District Headquarter, Srinagar 0194-2455047 0194-2453897

Fire Services

Control Room 101

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