Srinagar city and side trips : A trip report

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Great report kshastry, very useful and great photos.


Getting to Srinagar.

There will be a train to Srinagar early next year, it left Delhi yesterday but is experiencing delays. (only joking)

The new line to Srinagar is expected to be completed early next year.

There are flights to Srinagar from Leh (Indian Airlines), Mumbai (Go Air & Air Sahara), Jammu and Delhi (many airlines from Jammu and Delhi).
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please let me know the safe and less expensive mode to reach Baltal on my yatra to Amarnathji Cave.I can take bus or van used by public
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Thanks for your trip report.
The first pic. is excellent.

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And another vote of thanks from me.
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Originally Posted by steven_ber View Post Getting to Srinagar.

There will be a train to Srinagar early next year, it left Delhi yesterday but is experiencing delays. (only joking)

The new line to Srinagar is expected to be completed early next year.
I will plan my trip to Srinagar once the train starts.
Say from Jammu to Srinagar by train & Srinagar to Jammu by road. Both the journeys will be equally rewarding scenery wise.

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Originally Posted by indraprastha View Post please let me know the safe and less expensive mode to reach Baltal on my yatra to Amarnathji Cave.I can take bus or van used by public
Less expensive way is to take JKSRTC bus from Srinagar to Sonmarg (cost Rs.170). At Sonmarg take a shared Sumo ride to Baltal (Rs.50). From Baltal I have heard, a pony would cost Rs.1800-2000 for a return ride to holy cave.

Make sure you have the registered permit with you. Good luck!
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Any news on the train from Delhi to Srinagar ? I am planning to try the journey in June 08.

Cheers

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Please log into www.irctc.co.in go to plan my travel you search all the trains in India.Hope now the service is up to Jammu
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ps - Can I stay over nite at Vaishnav Devi Temple and make a second darshan with the same ticket
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hi
i really liked ur review.
can you give the contact no. of the above said guest house and its tariff?
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Originally Posted by kshastry View Post If you want the contact details of Mr.Javed, please PM me.
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Apologies if this is meant to be quiet obvious, but how do I "PM" you? I would like to have the contact number of Mr. Javed. My husband and I are travelling to Srinagar next weekend. (Please refer thread titled "Itinerary for 2nd week oj Jun" )
Thanks a lot.

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hi i got the the number a few days back frm ksastry.
09906409022 . to 'pm' click on the person's name. You will get one option- send private message. message thru that.
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Originally Posted by ashwinnaagar View Post hi i got the the number a few days back frm ksastry.
09906409022 . to 'pm' click on the person's name. You will get one option- send private message. message thru that.
ha.. ha ha...whats the point mr shastri said to PM???
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Great report great pictures I am glad u didn't get riped off by touts and houseboat people, I thought train was scheduled star in the valley form Qazikud to Srinagar this July, I don't know how true it is, It would be awesome to go by train from Jammu to Srinagar
I was wondering if anybody has any information on tent hotel stay at Sonamerg I heard it is 3star accommodation any help be greately appriciated
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