Abdulla Bridge, Srinagar club, 190001, KASHMIR, INDIA Tel. 0091 1942482055/ mobile 0091 9419474309 (Gulam)
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1. How to get to Kashmir

Notice: When you arrive Srinagar by air, jeep or bus, you will be submerged by the beaters.
You can contact DAFFODIL EXCURSION before your departure, or on arrival in Srinagar or at the airport, a guide will be sent to pick you up and bring you to the houseboat of the agency or if you wish, to another houseboat or hotel in the city according to your criterias and budget. All this comes FREE OF CHARGE.
Tel. 0091 1942482055/ mobile 0091 9419474309 ( Gulam)

  • By air
    There are daily flights to Srinagar from New Delhi and many other cities in India. Srinagar airport is about 10Km away from the city.
  • By Train
    Indian railways website : http://www.indianrailways.gov.in
    See also address in Srinagar
    There are no train to Srinagar. Trains go until Jammu from New Delhi or Old Delhi station.
    Price in second-class couchette is roughly 265 RPs.
    Duration: 10 hours.
  • By Sumo (4x4 collective car)
    From Jammu or Leh in Ladakh, you have frequently Sumo to Srinagar.
    Price from Jammu is 300 to 450 RPs
    From Leh it is 1300 RPs approximately.
    Duration: 8 hours.
  • By bus
    See also address in Srinagar
    From New Delhi
    There is governmental bus J&K SRTC. The reservation center is in the tourism office of Jammu and Kashmir, Tolstoi Road, 400m from the main tourism office in Janpath Road.
    Fare between 600 and 1000 RPs.
    Duration : 24 hours.
    From Jammu
    The buses J&K SRTC leave the train station or the bus station of Jammu early in the morning (between 6 and 8 o'clock) and arrive to the tourism office of Srinagar (300 m from DAFFODIL houseboats).
    These buses are generally safer than busses provided by other companies.
    Price approximately 200 RPs.
    Duration : 13 hours.
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2. Climate and seasons
Unlike most parts of India, Kashmir has four seasons and the valley doesn't experince the monsoon.
The average temperatures min/max:
Summer: 15 °/30 ° C
Autumn: 5 °/25 ° C
Winter: 4 °/0 ° C
Spring: 5 °/25 ° C

The monthly averages :
 
Janu.
Febr.
Mar.
Apr.
May
June
July
Aug.
sept.
oct.
nov.
dec.
Max. average
7°C
8°C
14°C
20°C
24°C
29°C
30°C
29°C
27°C
22°C
15°C
8°C
Min. average
-2°C
-1°C
3°C
8°C
11°C
14°C
18°C
17°C
12°C
6°C
1°C
-2°C
average
3°C
4°C
9°C
14°C
18°C
22°C
24°C
23°C
20°C
14°C
8°C
3°C
Average Rainfall (mm)
48
69
122
86
69
38
61
76
28
33
28
53

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3. Geography
The valley of Kashmir is the widest valley in the Himalayas. The average altitude is 1500 m. It's surrounded on the East and the North by the Big Himalaya range (Mt. Nun 7135m) and on the West by the Pirpanjil range (Mt. Pirpanjil 4314 m).
Jhelum is the main river of Kashmir. it provides irrigation in the valley from the South to the North and passes throught Srinagar. It forms and crosses several lakes including Dal lake, Mansbal lake and Wular lake. This last one is the biggest in India.

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4. Internet bars
The rate is between 30 and 60 Rps /hour. The speed is often slow.

  • Skybiz
    Near Dal Gate
    9:00am to 8:00pm
  • BBC Online
    Ali Jan Shopping Plaza
    MY road
    9:00am till 6:00pm

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5. Sports

  • Trekking
  • Swimming pools
    Besides the possibility of swimming in the clean parts of Dal lake and Nagin Lake, There are 2 swimming pools in Srinagar
    1-Broadway hotel, Moulana Azed Rd.
    2-Centaur hotel, Boulivard Rd.
  • Golf
    1- Kashmir government golf club
    Moulana Azed Rd. Srinagar
    Phone. 2476677
    2- International golf chases
    Boulivard Rd. Srinagar
    Phone. 2457672
  • Squash and Tennis
    - Amar Singh Club
    Ram Munshi Nagh, Sonawar, Srinagar
  • Fishing
    The best season for trout fishing is from June till September.
    A fishing licence can be obtained from :
    Directorate of Fisheries
    77, Gogji Gagh; Srinagar
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6. What to see in Srinagar and around - click here

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7. Other interesting sites in Kashmir - click here

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8. Banks and ATM
Visa and Mastercard are generally accepted in any ATM in Srinigar, two of these are listed below.
  • HDFC Bank
    1- Residency road
    2- Karan Nagar
  • J&K Bank
    1- Boulivard road Tél. 2455187
    2- Residency road Tél. 2476010
    3- Lal Chowk Tél. 2481072

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9. Addresses and useful Numbers
  • Police: Dial 100 & 1090
  • Fire brigade: Dial 101 & 2452222
  • Medical emergencies: Dial 102
  • Tourism office
    Dial 2452690/ 2472449/ 2477224
    Sherzani Road, Srinagar
  • The governmental Buses J&K SRTC
    Dial 2455107
    Near the tourism office
    Sherwani road, Srinagar
    6H00 to 18H00 in summer and 7H00 to 17H00 in winter
  • Train tickets office
    D.C. office in Srinagar
    10H00 to 16H00
  • Indian institute of sking and mountaineering
    Dial 2458627
    1, Rajbagh Srinagar
  • Indian airlines
    Dial 2450257/ 2450247
    Boulevard road
    10H00 to 5H30
  • Jet airways
    Dial 2480801/ 0480805
    Dhanji Bhai Building
    The Bund Sheerwani Road, Srinagar
    From 9H00 to 19H00 in summer and from 9H30 to 17H30 in winter.
    Its office at Srinagar airport
    Phone 0194-2403336
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