Getting There in Jammu and Kashmir

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The area of Jammu and Kashmir is considered a paradise of breathtaking natural beauty in India. Jammu and Kashmir: getting there is easy, and the region is accessible by road, rail and air. The choice of mode of transport depends on the personal choice and budget of the traveler.

Reaching By Air 

There is an airport in Jammu as well as Srinagar, the summer capital of Kashmir. The airport in Jammu is about 7 kilometers from the city center, and the airport in Srinagar is about 15 kilometers. The tourists can take a cab, auto rickshaw or a public transport bus to reach the airport. There are regular flights from various Indian cities to Jammu. The 2 leading airline operators in India, Indian Airlines and Jet Airways, have weekly flights to Jammu from cities such as New Delhi and Mumbai. There is also a privately operated helicopter shuttle service between Jammu airport and Vaishnodevi, a highly popular religious shrine in the region. 

Getting there by Rail 

The central railway station for Jammu and Kashmir region is the Jammu Tawi. There is an efficient train service of Jammu Tawi Express that runs between New Delhi and Jammu 7 days a week. It is an overnight journey, so it saves the day. Jammu Tawi railway station is also well-connected with fast trains from many other cities of India. The station is about 5 kilometers from the city center, but there can be traffic snarls sometimes. Travelers are advised to keep sufficient time to reach the station. 

Jammu and Kashmir: Getting there by Road 

Tourists who have spare time at hand may like to explore the real scenic beauty of the region by traveling between Jammu and Kashmir by road. Srinagar is connected with Jammu by National Highway 1. Travelers have a choice between private vehicles, usually cars and jeeps, and public transport buses. Getting there by bus can be cheaper than any other means, so for budget travelers it can be an ideal option. There are also private transport operators if you wish to travel privately by car or jeep. The central bus station in Jammu is located just half a kilometer away from the train station. 

Traveling to Jammu and Kashmir, whether by road, rail or air is fairly safe and efficient. 

The state of Jammu and Kashmir is considered to a paradise of breathtaking natural beauty in India. Getting there in Jammu and Kashmir is quite easy and the region is accessible by road, rail and air. The choice of mode of transport depends on the personal choice and budget of the traveler.

 Reaching By Air 

There is an airport in both Jammu as well as Srinagar, the summer capital of Kashmir. The airport in Jammu is about 7 kilometers from the city center, and the airport in Srinagar is about 15 kilometers. The tourists can take a cab or auto rickshaw or a public transport bus to reach the airport. There are regular flights from various Indian cities to Jammu. The two leading airline operators in India, Indian Airlines and Jet Airways have weekly flights to Jammu from metro cities such as New Delhi and Mumbai. There is also a privately operated Helicopter shuttle service between Jammu airport and Vaishnodevi, a highly popular religious shrine in the region. 

Getting there by Rail 

The central railway station for Jammu and Kashmir region is the Jammu Tawi. There is an efficient train service of Jammu Tawi Express that runs between New Delhi and Jammu seven days a week. It is an overnight journey, so it saves the day for the travelers. Jammu Tawi railway station is also well connected with fast trains from many other cities of India. The station is about 5 kilometers from the city center, but there can be traffic snarls sometimes, so the travelers are advised to keep sufficient time to reach the station. 

Jammu and Kashmir: Getting there by Road 

The tourists who have spare time at hand may like to explore the real scenic beauty of the region by traveling between Jammu and Kashmir by road. Srinagar is connected with Jammu by National Highway 1. Travelers have a choice between private vehicles, usually cars and jeeps, and public transport buses. Getting there by bus can be cheaper than any other means, so for budget travelers it can be an ideal option. There are also private transport operators if you wish to travel privately by car or jeep. The central bus station in Jammu is located just half a kilometer away from the train station. 

Traveling to Jammu and Kashmir, whether by road, rail or air is fairly safe and efficient. The government of India has made adequate security to ensure the safety of tourists to this picturesque land nestled in the Himalayas.







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By Air
Jammu Airport is 8 Km from the City Centre, and is connected by Airlines from most major cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Ahemdabad etc.

By Road: Jammu is connected by Road to all the parts of the country, falls on National Highway 1A.some important Road Distances are from:

Amritsar-243 Kms, Chandigarh-436 Kms, Delhi-586 Kms, Manali-428 Kms

Jammu Bus Stand is 1/2 Km from the Railway Station. Jammu Kashmir State Road Transport Corporation is Near/Adjacent to Jammu Tawi Railway Station.

By Rail: Jammu Tawi is the most Important Railway Station of the Northern Railway, which serves both Jammu and Kashmir State. I have tried to give the details about the Trains which are going To and From Jammu to different Destinations. But you are advised to check the Exact Train Timmings and Details here.

Mumbai to Jammu Tawi ( Swaraj Express - 2471) Only on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Time: 8.20

Jammu Tawi to Mumbai (Swaraj Express - 2472) Only on Tuesday, Wednesday,Friday and Saturday, Time: 11.30

Jammu Tawi to Howrah (Himgiri Express - 3074) Only on Monday, Thursday and Sunday, Time: 22.10

Indore to Jammu Tawi (Malwa Express - 2031) Only on Sunday, Time: 7.50

New Delhi to Jammu Tawi (Shalimar Express - 4645) Daily, Time: 16.10

New Delhi to Jammu Tawi ( Rajdhani Express - 2425) Only on Friday, Time: 20.50

Delhi to Jammu Tawi ( Jammu Mail - 4033) Daily, 21.10

Delhi to Jammu Tawi ( Delhi Jammu Tawi Express - 2403) Daily, Time: 22.40

Chennai to Jammu Tawi (Andaman Express - 6031) Only on Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, Time: 23.05

** All Foreigners are requested to Register their Arrival and Departures with this Office at:

Foreigners Regional Registration Office (FRRO)

Superintendant of Police (CID),

Canal Road,

Jammu.

Last Modified on 02nd January, 2003.

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