The nearest railhead for Srinagar is Jammu Tawi (305 kms) which is connected to all parts of the country by Express trains. As with flights, train bookings have to be made well in advance. During the holiday season, additional trains operate to and from various parts of the country. Some of the important rail connection includes :
Jammu Tawi Express from Delhi, Shalimar Express from Ahmedabad, Jammu Express from Pune, Jhelum Express from Mumbai, Himgiri Express from Howrah etc
National Highway 1-A, connecting Srinagar with Jammu, is a good, all-weather road with several sharp inclines and hairpin bends. It is maintained by the Border Roads Organization (BRO), which clears the road of any obstructions resulting from natural causes like landslides and heavy snowfall. The famous Jawahar Tunnel that connects Jammu with the Kashmir Valley across the Pir Panjal range falls en route. Srinagar being the only major town linked by road to the rest of the country, all visitors make it their base, going for excursions to nearby resorts, for fishing and trekking expeditions.
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