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Located at the foot of the mighty Himalayas, the magical city of Srinagar lures tourists from far and wide with its stunning locales, magnificent lakes, tumbling rivers and lush green meadows. This treasure trove of beauty is famous for its picturesque lakes -- Dal, Nagin and Anchal, and the spectacular houseboats floating on them. Before planning any tour to Srinagar, you must be well equipped with all relevant information about transportation and access in Srinagar. Touristplacesinindia offers detailed travel guide on how to reach Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir.

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

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

By Road:
An extensive network of roads and highways connects Srinagar with the major cities in Jammu and Kashmir and northern India. Some of these cities are Chandigarh (630 km), Delhi (876 km), Jammu (298 km), Leh, Kargil, Gulmarg, Sonamarg, and Pahalgam. The National Highway 1A connects Srinagar with the rest of the country. Private coaches and taxis can be hired from Jammu Tawi for transportation and access to Srinagar. The Jammu-Srinagar road runs through grand mountain passes, with lovely fields extending onto the sides and lined with soaring trees. The journey takes almost 12 hours and makes for a pleasant experience. Another way of transportation in Srinagar by road is through bus services to Kargil and Leh in the summer months.

Local Transport:
You have several options at hand for transportation within Srinagar. Move around Srinagar in state transport buses, hire taxis or auto rickshaws, or simply pedal your way down the flat lands of Srinagar. Nevertheless, the most unique way to explore the picturesque locales of this charming city is by traveling in any of the spectacular Shikaras (boats), floating along Srinagarís lakes. offers online information on transportation and access in Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir. Browse through this site for more detailed information on tour packages for Srinagar.