- How to Reach in different places of J & K

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Jammu and kashmir are well connected with major cities of India by airways, roads, and railways

  • By train and then road: Jammu is the nearest railway station, located 255 km from here. From railway station to Pahalgam, you can get buses as well as taxis.
  • By air and then road: The nearest airport to Pahalgam is Srinagar, which is just 95 km away. Regular flight services are available from Delhi to Srinagar. You can take a taxi to reach Pahalgam from the airport. It will take you around two-and-a-half hours on road. When it comes to the trip from Jammu to Pahalgam, it will take you eight hours on road. Buses are also available from Jammu. These are cheap (costing between Rs. 150 and Rs. 200) but will take you more time, anywhere between 12 to 14 hours to reach Pahalgam.

Local Transport

There is a wide range of transports available in Katra. You can use local trains as well as roads to move around. There are many travel agencies in this small town. You can rent a cab for a fixed period of time. You can also take the local buses, as per your convenience.

When it comes to travel to Vaishno Devi from Katra, trekking is the most popular way. Helicopter facilities are there too. This will give you a ride to Sanjichhat, 2.5 kms from the shrine. Railways are in the offing. However, they are scheduled to be launched in the month of October 2013. If you don't prefer walking 10.5 kms, Palkis are there for you. These are availed by the elderly. Local transportation from this place to the temple includes Pony ride, Pitthu (especially for carrying luggage or sometimes even babies), and electric vans.

You can enjoy Pahalgam by getting around on ponies or by walking. Taxis are also available. If you want to reach the nearby markets (such as main market, Aru, Laripora, etc.), you can take a taxi. In case you want to trek from Aru to locations such as Kolohoi Glaciers, Lidderwat, etc., you can do so by walking. To visit various attractions around the place, you can hire taxi or cab for the entire day or for certain hours.

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