Getting Around in Jammu and Kashmir

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Local Sight seeing includes: Famous Raghunath Temple, Jambuvant Cave, Bahu Fort, Bagh-E-Bahu Garden, Amar Mahal Palace Museium, Navdurga Temple, Shish Mahal (Shiv Temple), Ranvireshwar Temple .

You will find so many Mini Buses (19 Seaters) and the approximate Charges are about Rs: 50 to Rs: 60 per seat in the Economic Range and ofcourse, can Hire a Private Car at Rs: 400 to Rs: 500 and can accomodate atleast 4 to 5 Persons and the Tour takes atleast 4 to 5 Hours. SRINAGAR

KASHMIR, is popularly known as "Paradise on Earth". You will find Heaven on Earth here. It is 12 Hours Journey from Jammu and 8 Hours Journey from Patnitop. You can see panaromic view of the maountains and river chenab and jhelum passes by the Highway. Srinagar is located in the heart of the Kashmir Valley. Moghul Shahenshah Akbar has made the city more beautiful by creating Gardens and Mosques. This gardens are known as "Moghul Gardens".

Before entering to Srinagar, You have to enter through Jawahar Tunnel which is 2531 mtr. long, excellence of engineering, and for construction of this tunnel, it took more than 7 years. One one Bus/Car can pass in a single line at a time and takes atleast 3 to 4 min. from one starting point to reach the other point. Before entering this Tunnel, You have to pass through the Strict Security Check. The bus fare will cost you Rs: 140 per seat and Rs: 150 by Tata Sumo which operates by private operators.

It is advisable to visit, Tourist Reservation Centre (TRC) before checking into any Hotels or Houseboat, or even going for any further destination. The staff is very co-operative and you will find what you want. You will be entirely get satisfied. You can stay at TRC also, as they have got the facility. They charge Rs:700 to Rs:1500 for room. Outside TRC, you will see the office of "Houseboat Owners Association" and you can book the Houseboat from here, which are available on Dal Lake and Nagin Lake. This Houseboats are divided into 5 catagories like "A,B,C,D and E" and the charges varies from Rs: 350 to Rs4000. Please Note that you will get This rates with and without food. Those who like kashmiri food, will enjoy, or on your choice, they will prepare the foods for you. At the time of booking, Please confirm that you are paying charges for HouseBoat which contains atleast Two Bedrooms, Kitchen, and a Hall with attached Bathrooms. The charges are for full Houseboat and atleast 5 to 6 persons can stay in one Houseboat. So this will be economical also. Some Houseboat owner's are charging as per Bedrooms and not per Houseboat. Please Confirm this once again before checking in.

It is strongly recommended by us to Bargain for the best Price. Afterall, Bargain is the Best Choice. One more thing, The MOST IMPORTANT, is do not leave your Valuable things, If you are going out for any local sight seeing or places of visit. You never know, what can happen at what time. Last Modified on 02nd January, 2003.

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