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 Delhi to Kashmir travel guide

                              “Gar firdaus, ruhe zamin ast, hamin asto, hamin asto, hamin ast.”

These are the lines spoken by the Mughal emperor Jehangir when he first laid eyes upon the beautiful landscape and natural tranquility of Kashmir, meaning If there is ever a heaven on earth, it’s here, it’s here, it’s here. It has been most spoken, sought after, most beautiful, serene and attractive yet very controversial tourist spot. Thankfully, the things are getting better in the valley of lakes and houseboats after a disturbing era of insurgency of 20 years. Kashmir is home to some of the highest and most beautiful parts of the Himalayas. It is necessary to dispel a doubt here that the entire Kashmir is not violent or affected by the insurgency. The state of Jammu and Kashmir is comprised of three major parts; the largely Hindu Jammu, a Buddhist dominated Ladakh and the Muslim majority Kashmir valley. 

  • Laddakh is almost unaffected by the violent disturbances of Kashmir valley.
  • Jammu is comparatively safer and Kashmir valley is getting better day by day; so you can travel to any part of the state including the Kashmir valley without any worries, if the security situation is normal over there.

The most beautiful city in the entire Kashmir valley is Srinagar. The scenic views of the valley vary according to the location you are at. The mountain peaks look heavenly from a distance, the sunlight and the clouds appear to be out of this world and deep blue sky makes us feel at peace and rejuvenated. Srinagar is also called the city of lakes. It is famous for enchanting Dal Lake, HazratBal shrine (Dargah) and the Mughal Gardens referred to as Shalimar Bagh and Nishat Bagh. Pahelgam is another beautiful valley with a wildlife sanctuary, ropeways and wonderful tracking routes. Gulmarg is known for its exemplary scenic beauty, ski resorts and the highest golf course in the world

How to reach Jammu and Kashmir from Delhi?

Kashmir is located at a distance of 860 km from New Delhi. Renowned for its natural beauty, Kashmir is well-connected to New Delhi by airways, roadways and railways. However, the best way to reach Kashmir from New Delhi is by a direct flight that takes around 2 hours. National Highway 1A is the national highway connecting various cities of Jammu to each other and to the rest of India. One can also take JKSRTC (Jammu Kashmir State Road Transport Corporation) buses to travel within the state and the nearby states. Hire a cab or drive down to Kashmir from New Delhi, which takes 14 hours. The areas covered during the journey include New Delhi-> Panipat -> Patiala -> Hoshiarpur-> Pathankot -> Udhampur-> Srinagar. Approximate cost of cab per kilometer ranges from INR15 to INR90, depending upon the show type of car. Ideal for group travelers.

Mode of transport

Road

Railways (upto Jammu Tawi)

Airways

Distance to Srinagar(in km)

860

610

504

Reach ability

Maximum

Moderate

Minimum

Dependability

High

Medium

Low

The flight frequency from Delhi to Jammu is in plenty and from there you can board any state run bus or travel agency for further rendezvous with the tourist spots.

Airline

Flight

Departure

Arrival

Frequency

Fare (in INR)

Early bird price

Air-India

AI821

11:10

12:25

mon/tue/wed/thu/fri/sat/sun

10000

8500

Go-Air

G8185

13:50

15:05

mon/tue/wed/thu/fri/sat/sun

7000

3500

Indigo

6E554

08:00

09:15

mon/tue/wed/thu/fri/sat/sun

8200

5700

Indigo

6E551

11:10

14:00

mon/tue/wed/thu/fri/sat/sun

7900

6500

Jetair

9W2108

10:55

12:05

mon/wed/thu/fri/sat/sun

8600

7700

Jetair

9W2107

12:20

13:35

mon/tue/wed/thu/fri/sat/sun

9700

8300

Spicejet

SG851

08:45

10:10

mon/tue/wed/thu/fri/sat/sun

7500

6700

Spicejet

SG857

14:10

15:25

mon/tue/wed/thu/fri/sat/sun

7500

7000

                                                 

Flights from Delhi to Srinagar:

Airlines

Flight Num

Departure
(Delhi)

Arrival
(Srinagar)

Frequency

Fare (inINR)

Go-Air

G8183

13:55

15:15

mon/tue/wed/thu/fri/sat/sun

7000

Go-Air

G8199

12:55

15:45

mon/tue/wed/thu/fri/sat/sun

7000

Indigo

6E525

14:55

16:20

mon/tue/wed/thu/fri/sat/sun

7200

Indigo

6E555

13:15

14:35

mon/tue/wed/thu/fri/sat/sun

7500

Indigo

6E521

07:30

08:55

mon/tue/wed/thu/fri/sat/sun

8200

Indigo

6E435

12:25

13:50

mon/tue/wed/thu/fri/sat/sun

8500

Go-Air

G8201

16:30

17:45

mon/tue/wed/thu/fri/sat/sun

9100

Spicejet

SG224

12:20

13:50

mon/tue/wed/thu/fri/sun

9300

Spicejet

SG851

08:45

11:20

mon/tue/wed/thu/fri/sat/sun

9700

Air-India

AI866

12:05

13:30

mon/tue/wed/thu/fri/sat/sun

10000

Air-India

AI821

11:10

13:45

mon/tue/wed/thu/fri/sat/sun

10000

Indigo

6E554

08:00

10:30

mon/tue/wed/thu/fri/sat/sun

10200

Indigo

6E551

11:10

12:30

mon/tue/wed/thu/fri/sat/sun

11000

Jetair

9W603

10:50

12:15

mon/tue/wed/thu/fri/sat/sun

13000

Spicejet

SG224

12:00

13:30

sat

14000

Spicejet

SG853

07:30

08:50

mon/tue/wed/thu/fri/sat/sun

14750

Roadways

the roadways is the most extensive mode of communication in this area. There are lots of buses ready to commute passengers from Delhi to Jammu. There after there are private vehicles ready to convey you to different parts of Kashmir.

Travels

Type of coach

Duration

Fare

Asiana travels

Seater – sleeper non a/c

12.5hrs

450

Awadh travels

Seater – sleeper non a/c

12.5hrs

450

Jamna travels

Seater – sleeper non a/c

13hrs

500

Ashok travels

Seater – sleeper non a/c

12hrs

700

Jamna travels

a/c seater – sleeper

12hrs

700

Sahil travels

a/c seater – sleeper

12.5hrs

700

Moonlight travels

a/c seater – sleeper

13.5hrs

750

JBG

Mercedes a/c seater

13.5hrs

1250

Moonlight travels

Volvo a/c seater

14hrs

1550

Railways

Take a direct train from New Delhi to Jammu Tawi, which takes 12 hours. Jammu Tawi railway station is located at a distance of 297 km from Srinagar that can be travelled by cabs, buses and flights. Not recommended as there are no direct trains from New Delhi to Kashmir.

Train name

Class available

Timings

Fare

12265 Duranto express

3A/2A/1A/SL

22:15 – 7:15

925/1295/2175/325

12425 Rajdhani express

3A/2A/1A

20:40 – 5:40

1000/1500/2400

12445 Uttar Sampark Kranti

3A/2A/1A/SL

20:50 – 6:35

950/1450/2450

16317 Himsagar express

3A/SL

00:10 – 13:10

785/300

 

 

 

 

14645 Shalimar express

3A/2A/1A/SL

15:50 – 5:15

800/1100/1900/300

11077 Jhelum express

3A/2A/SL

21:05 – 10:00

770/1110/300

 

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